This step is fairly straightforward. Ceiling fans are great, but temporary standing fans work too, particularly if you're just sitting at a desk. Comb...
Even though we had a hot and sticky city summer last year, I only used the AC once in my southern facing office. This year I'm getting rid of the big ugly window unit and replacing it with wild strawberries.
I mentioned in a previous money-saving instructable that I dry my laundry on the line rather than in a dryer, even though I do not have access to outdoor space. This obviously saves the energy used by the dryer, and since it is also gentler on your clothes it's greener because your stuff won't wear out so fast. But there's another, huge advantage to drying clothes indoors. In the winter, the clothes add humidity to the air, reducing the need for a humidifier, and in the summer, the process of evaporation cools the air, drastically reducing your need for air conditioning. It works so well that on occasion I'll just soak a few dishtowels which don't need cleaning in cold water and hang them up to dry.
Bio:I am a paper engineer, writer, maker and chemist wannabe. In addition to pop-up cards I design and build furniture, lights, costumes or whatever I happens to need at the time. Lipstick, a mixing studi...read more »