National Energy Efficiency Day
October 5, 2017 will be the second national Energy Efficiency Day and the theme is "Save energy, save money." Debuting in 2016, Energy Efficiency Day is a collaborative effort between regional and national organizations, business, utilities, and individuals working to promote energy efficiency, meet our energy needs, cut consumer bills and reduce pollution. In 2016, more than 175 organizations actively supported the event.
K-State Engineering Extension is proud to be one of those organizations supporting the 2017 Energy Efficiency Day by providing energy education to K-12 schools and Kansas' small businesses and government organizations. Through a partnership with the Kansas Corporation Commission, Engineering Extension's Kansas Energy Program provides no-cost energy assessments for small businesses and assists in applying for federal funds to implement energy efficiency projects.
In 2017, the Kansas Energy Program conducted 26 energy assessments, encompassing more than 284,000 square feet and identifying savings of more than 1,000,000 kWh of electricity.
The U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Saver: Tips on Saving Money & Energy at Home is one source to identify ways you can improve you energy efficiency.
Engineering Extension's Top Five Energy Efficiency Tips:
To learn more or for assistance, contact the Kansas Energy Program at firstname.lastname@example.org, 785-532-4998.