Doing some research we found this information, we thought we might share it with you. Though accounting for only 5 percent of the world's population, Americans consume 26 percent of the world's energy. (American Almanac) In 1997, U.S. residents consumed an average of 12,133 kilowatt-hours of electricity each, almost nine times greater than the average for the rest of the world. (Grist Magazine) Total U.S. residential energy consumption is projected to increase 17 percent from 1995 - 2015. (U.S. Energy Information Administration) Residential appliances, including heating and cooling equipment and water heaters, consume 90% of all energy used in the U.S. residential sector. Estimated Use of Water in the United States in 2000- is 84,500 million gallons per day. What can we do on a daily basis to help reduce this consumption? What are the "easy-babysteps" we can take that dont leave our pockets dry? We hope you think the products we carry will help.