HARRISBURG PA – “DEP At Home,” an interactive educational exhibit that looks like a home and focuses on household practices and products that promote energy efficiency and sustainable building materials, will be introduced next month by the state Department of Environmental Protection during the 97th Pennsylvania Farm Show.
The show runs daily from Jan. 5-12 in the main hall of the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg. Admission is free; parking costs $10.
The three-room exhibit has a bathroom and laundry area, kitchen, and living room that showcase decor, appliances and building materials to improve energy efficiency, water conservation, radon knowledge, air quality and other staples of environmental awareness. There is also an outdoor space that includes a dog house with green roofing and a bicycle.
This year’s show theme is “Made in PA: It Makes A Difference.” The exhibit will show off many Pennsylvania products, including fiber cement siding from Valley Forge, cork flooring from Lancaster, an Energy Star window from Vandergrift, and insulation made in Erie and Allentown.
DEP also will host a “Meet the Experts” event Jan. 6 (Sunday) from 2 to 6 p.m. with representatives from companies that donated products to the exhibit. They’ll be available to answer farm show visitors’ questions and offer additional energy efficiency tips.
The exhibit was created using a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s state energy program.
This article was cross-posted to the Polley Associates blog
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