Raising your Templar Awareness (formerly known as notoriety) as too easy and lowering it is relatively difficult.
Before, any mischievous action raised it a bit like pickpocketing which wasn't too bad. At least lowering it back down was pretty easy since there were plenty of ways to do so. You could find wanted signs everywhere to rip down for a quick 25% reduction. Bribing heralds lowered it 50%. Assassinating officials dropped it down 75% but they only appeared if you have a lot of notoriety.
This time, pickpocketing doesn't raise your awareness anymore but purchasing places does (A LOT!) and there's a lot of places to buy. It seems just about anything common that you do in the game will raise it.
To make things worse, there are very little opportunities to lower it now as far as I can see. The wanted posters are gone now, heralds only lower it about 25% now but they're still not plentiful. Officials don't appear very often anymore and they only reduce by 50%.
What are some ways I can lower my templar awareness down easier or faster?