Prairie Power

Award category

Marketing

Year released

2011

Prairie Power, Inc. - a not-for-profit electric generation and transmission cooperative in Jacksonville, Ill. - has received the 2011 Inspiring Efficiency Marketing Award from the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) for its innovative display that engages homeowners by identifying low-cost actions they can take to reduce their energy costs. The "Energy Walls" display features two skeleton walls that resemble those of a home under construction or renovation, so visitors can see the location of gas pipes, vents and lighting fixtures. Each wall demonstrates how outside air infiltrates the living area, by using a blower to push air in through common problem areas in the walls, such as un-caulked seams and un-insulated can lights. Homeowners can learn how to identify and address these problems in their own residences. The display also showcases various types of energy efficient insulation and lighting.

Document

IEA-2011_award-release_prairiepower.pdf