Californians will learn more about energy-saving ideas thanks to presentations by Pella® Windows and Doors during October Energy Awareness Month. During the sixth biennial U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon and XPO at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, Calif., Oct. 3-6 and Oct. 10-13, in conjunction with Energy Awareness Month, Pella representatives will present energy-saving ideas to area students and adults.

As a contributing sponsor of educational sessions, Pella will display its energy-efficient Pella 350 Series products at the XPO. Pella representatives will help educate visitors about how to make energy-efficient choices when choosing new or replacement doors and windows for their homes.

Pella will educate hundreds of California middle school students during the school days events on Oct. 10-11 about the importance of looking for the ENERGY STAR® label on products and give them ideas on how to save energy at home. Pella engineer Kevin Gaul and spokesperson Kathy Krafka Harkema will lead the interactive sessions.

“The name of our presentation is ‘Playing It Cool.’ It’s a game-show theme and focuses on sustainability and home energy efficiency,” Gaul says. “Young people can make a significant impact on the amount of energy used in their own homes and we want to give them the knowledge they need to make that positive impact. Our goal would be for the students to walk away with a stronger knowledge of ways they can positively impact energy efficiency within their own home, as well as have a better understanding of other areas within the realm of sustainability such as the ENERGY STAR program, renewable energy and electronics recycling.”

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