A Resourceful Kansas Road Show will be presented on April 10 at Pratt Community College. The program is free to the public, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and specifically designed to engage Kansas organizations on energy efficiency and renewable energy opportunities.
The seminar is targeted to cities, schools and agriculture, but anyone is welcome to attend.
The half-day seminar will focus on topics surrounding:
• the building envelope
• energy studies and audits
• renewable energy technology
On average, participating organizations have saved $4,500 annually by applying strategies from the seminars.
Events are free of charge and include lunch, but pre-registration is required, via www.ResourcefulKansas.org.
On April 10, registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the seminar will start promptly at 9 a.m. at PCC's Chandler Hall. The seminar will conclude at 1 p.m.
The City of Greensburg was selected for a Resourceful Kansas energy audit on the city hall, business indicator and public works building, and as a result, implemented a number of steps that contributed to greater energy efficiency.
Measures included the use of motion sensor lighting, natural lighting, low flow plumbing fixtures, use of runoff water from the business incubator where potable water is not required, and sustainable plants in landscaping.