The Home Assessment area at the State Fair will display energy audit tools such as the blower door (at right) to demonstrate first steps to make a home energy efficient.
Whether discovering money-saving energy tips or scouting out renewable energy options, this year’s Home Energy exhibit at the Minnesota State Fair promises visitors a chance to raise their energy IQ several notches.
The exhibit, located at the Eco Experience on the north end of the fairgrounds, will feature educational displays to show improved efficiency, comfort and safety of Minnesota homes. Visitors will be able to view vignettes of an existing home, including “interior room” and “yard” areas that highlight specific energy topics.
A few of those topic areas include:
The Home Energy exhibit is coordinated by the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources (DER) in collaboration with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). DER has recruited several partners—state agencies, utilities, retailers, neighborhood energy groups, nonprofits, trade organizations, finance agencies, and more—to implement a range of educational displays. The MPCA manages the entire Eco Experience, the largest environmental event of its kind in the country with more than 25,000 square feet of interactive experiences. More information is available on this year’s Eco Experience.
The great Minnesota State Fair runs from Aug. 22-Sept. 2 in Saint Paul.