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Energy Conservation and Ecology

Ten Things That Can Be Done at Home

Our consumption of utilities that are essential in our everyday lives, such as electricity, gas, water, and gasoline, increases the amount of CO2 in the air and causes global warming.
If each and every one of us leads a life of environment-friendly habits, we can significantly reduce the amount of CO2 produced. Let’s maintain an efficient and environment-friendly lifestyle in a fun way for children, who will shoulder the responsibility for future generations.

What to Reduce Amount of CO2 Reduced per Day Amount of Money Saved per Day
1. Set the air conditioner/cooler thermostat at roughly 28°C. About 40.5 g About 2.2 yen
2. Set the air conditioner/heater thermostat at roughly 20°C. About 71.2 g About 3.9 yen
3. Adjust the thermostat in the refrigerator according to the season. About 82.7 g About 4.5 yen
4. Adjust the setting of the TV so that the screen is not too bright. About 36.4 g About 2.0 yen
5. Put larger loads in the clothes dryer to reduce the number of times of use. About 56.2 g About 3.0 yen
6. Reconsider using the computer (desktop) power-saving option. About 17.0 g About 0.9 yen
7. Do not keep the electric pot on “warm” for long periods of time. About 144.1 g About 7.8 yen
8. Turn off the shower when not rinsing off. About 84.1 g About 7.4 yen
9. Replace incandescent electric lightbulbs with LED bulbs. About 123.3 g About 6.7 yen
10. Close the lids of electric toilets when they are not in use. About 46.8 g About 2.5 yen

Source: Katei-no Sho-ene Handbook 2020 (Household Energy Conservation Handbook 2020), Tokyo Metropolitan Government Bureau of Environment.

April 1, 2021