Pennsylvania Gets Mini Green Demo Home

PPL Electric Utilities offers a whole host of energy savings services for residential customers through its E-power House program.  All those services are wasted, however, if no one uses them, so the company has sponsored a special interactive educational display at the Da Vinci Science Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania, which will offer visitors an up-close look at energy efficiency at home.

The display is called (of course) the E-power House, and is composed of a 15-foot-tall, cut-away model home.

E-Power House

image via PPL Electric Utility

The E-power House features a bathroom, bedroom, laundry room, kitchen and living room, each of which displays opportunities for energy savings. The home makes use of roof-mounted solar panels, extensive attic insulation, and a ceiling fan.

Mom and Dad can peer into the little rooms and make notes of  important energy-saving tips and information.  The kids can ride a bicycle set up in front of the model home to light up side-by-side incandescent, compact fluorescent and LED light bulbs.

PPL Electric Utility’s parent company, PPL Corporation, is a long-time supporter of the Da Vinci Science Center. More information on the exhibit is available online.

Susan DeFreitas has covered all manner of green technology for EarthTechling since 2009. She is a graduate of Prescott College for the Liberal Arts and the Environment, and has a background in marketing green businesses. Her work on green living has been featured in Yes! Magazine, the Utne Reader and Natural Home.

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