Energy Design Conference at the DECC

Minnesota Power and partners host the 33rd annual Energy Design Conference and Expo this week at the DECC to promote a variety of innovative and educational seminars that focus on energy-efficient building practices and sustainable design.  For two-days, over 300 attendees from Northern Minnesota ad Northern Wisconsin, are able to participate in a variety of exhibits and presentations from builders to explore and learn further.

Minnesota Power customer programs and services manager Katie Frye said, “We’ve got a lot of sessions about new technologies, air sources, heat pumps, building science, and the whole focus of the conference is just making sure that builders in our area are aware of new building practices energy-efficient technologies, how that plays into making our homes more sustainable in this area”

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Education is at the heart of the convention. One presenter,  Bob Rogalla, from Lake States Environmental, Ltd. said, “Our presentations about lead-based paint and asbestos, which are the two materials we specialize in providing training for. The training is in response to encountering hazards associated with these two materials. People are coming here to learn how to improve buildings, to make them more energy efficient.”

The exhibit hall is open to the public and will continue through February 22.