The housing sector is the foremost contributor in a person’s carbon footprint very often because of an unwarranted use in gas, electricity, water and waste disposal. Marcus Hiles, Chairman and CEO of Western Rim Property Services, revealed recently the many steps his firm takes to provide environmentally friendly and energy-efficient homes, and the techniques tenants can follow at home to further this. For a regular US citizen, heating and cooling adds up to almost 50% of carbon emissions. To lower these, each Western Rim property uses three basic methods: effective insulation, Energy Star rated systems, and programmable thermostats with contemporary options to set different temperatures for certain rooms. More weather stripping and the blocking of draughts will definitely offer a higher protection from the elements, and raise a home’s ability to maintain a steady climate. Using the thermostat to split rooms into warmer or cooler zones and avoiding usage when away will create higher savings.