HARRISBURG, Pa. — The state Department of Environmental Protection is introducing a new “DEP at Home” exhibit during the 97th Pennsylvania Farm Show in the Main Hall of the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg.
DEP at Home is an interactive, educational exhibit fashioned into a home structure that features practices and products promoting energy efficiency and sustainable building materials as well as environmentally friendly and Pennsylvania-produced products for the home.
“Energy efficiency starts in the home,” DEP Secretary Mike Krancer said. “This exhibit will be a valuable tool to teach residents about simple, commonsense ways they can increase their home’s efficiency, reduce the amount of energy they consume and save money.”
The theme of this year’s Farm Show is “Made in PA. It makes a difference.” The DEP at Home exhibit will feature many Pennsylvania products, including fiber cement siding headquartered in Valley Forge; cork flooring based in the Lancaster; an Energy Star window from Vandergrift; and insulation made in Erie and Allentown.
On Sunday, 2-6 p.m., DEP will host a “Meet the Experts” event with representatives from the companies that donated products to answer Farm Show visitors’ questions and offer additional energy-efficiency tips.
DEP will showcase the new exhibit, which was created through a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s State Energy Program, at home shows, schools and other educational events to continue to promote the benefits of energy efficiency and sustainable building practices.
For more information, visit www.dep.state.pa.us and click on the “DEP at Home” button.