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K-State Today

August 21, 2018

Engineering Extension to host Energy Efficiency Expo Oct. 5

Submitted by David Carter

The Kansas Energy Program, a part of Engineering Extension at Kansas State University, will host a Kansas Energy Efficiency Expo from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 5 on the south lawn of the Kansas Statehouse and Capitol Complex. The expo is targeted toward residential energy efficiency and is part of the third annual National Energy Efficiency Day.

The Kansas Governor's Office will issue a proclamation declaring Oct. 5 as Kansas Energy Efficiency Day, mirroring the National Energy Efficiency Day movement, whose theme for 2018 is "Save energy, save money."

The Kansas Corporation Commission and Kansas Energy Program both serve as supporting organizations for the 2018 Energy Efficiency Day by providing energy education to K-12 schools, as well as Kansas small businesses and government organizations.

Through a partnership with the Kansas Corporation Commission, the Kansas Energy Program provides no-cost energy assessments for small businesses and assists in applying for federal funds to implement energy efficiency projects. Since 2016, the Kansas Energy Program has conducted more than 60 energy assessments, encompassing more than 700,000 square feet and identifying savings of more than 3,400,000 kilowatt hours of electricity. The Kansas Energy Program has also submitted 26 small business grants through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Energy for American Program; to date, 22 of these grants have been approved, resulting in approximately $400,000 of grant funding.

To learn more or for assistance, visit kansasenergyprogram.org; or contact the Kansas Energy Program at ksenergyprog@k-state.edu or 785-532-4998.