Try installing a toilet that saves water. Some studies show that flushing the toilet accounts for half the water used in a typical home. With the older model of toilets, the amount of water consumed each time they are flushed is 5 gallons; however, the newer, water-saving models consume only 1.6 gallons per flush, which will yield a saving of approximately 70 percent in your annual water consumption.
Use automatic light sensors that have motion detectors for your busiest rooms. This turns the lights off in rooms that have nobody in them, which saves a lot of energy (and money). Don’t forget to install the outdoor sensor lights in your garage, too! For anyone looking to be as green as possible, a straw bale house is an interesting option. Straw bales are a good, natural material for insulation and quite inexpensive. It is a unique green option. If you do not want to have straw bales in your entire home, then try adding it to only certain areas.