Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet
State Fair includes "House that EPPC Built"
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Aug. 19, 2005) - What if the Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet (EPPC) built the ideal house?
It would be energy efficient and conserve water. It would have walls of recycled newspaper, properly installed smoke detectors and safe alternatives for household chemicals. The cabinet did build this house on "Main Street" in the South Wing of the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center during the Kentucky State Fair.
ENERGY STAR appliances, low-flow shower heads, hybrid vehicle technology and crumb rubber mulch all are a part of "The House That EPPC Built."
Visitors can interact with high-tech GE appliances and a "virtual bar" computer game. Many of the exhibit's features, including children's bikes, wood handled tools and smoke detectors, will be given away in a drawing after the fair. Visitors can also pick up literature with tips ranging from mold prevention to stopping underage drinking.
"The House that EPPC Built" represents the four departments of the cabinet and the many different entities it regulates - among them horse racing, wrestling, boxing, charitable gaming and utilities.
"This exhibit provides the public with practical information they can use to create and maintain a safe and environmentally friendly home," stated EPPC Secretary LaJuana S. Wilcher. "It also helps people understand the many services the cabinet provides."
The exhibit can be viewed online at www.environment.ky.gov.