September 3, 2019
Engineering Extension to host Energy Efficiency Expo Oct. 2
The fourth national Energy Efficiency Day will be observed Oct. 2, but efficiency is a year-round goal. The Kansas Governor's Office will issue a proclamation declaring Oct. 2 as Kansas Energy Efficiency Day, mirroring the National Energy Efficiency Day movement, which started in 2016.
To promote this day, K-State Engineering Extension's Kansas Energy Program and the Kansas Corporation Commission Energy Division will host a Kansas Energy Efficiency Expo from 4-8 p.m. Oct. 2 on the Blue Earth Plaza in Manhattan. The expo will be targeted toward residential energy efficiency and will include several exhibitors offering services such as insulation, replacement windows, high-efficiency appliances and public transportation. The evening's events will include demonstrations, a food truck from Smokin' Willies BBQ and live music from local musician Doug Chapman, or "Chappie," a 2013 inductee into the Kansas Music Hall of Fame. The fountains at Blue Earth Plaza also will be available for kids of all ages.
The public is invited to enjoy the festivities while learning how to increase the energy efficiency of their homes and put money back into their pockets.