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South Dakota's Public Utilities Commissioners prepare to make one Brookings home more energy efficient. The work team caulked windows and installed energy-efficient lighting and insulation to aid the Nelson family in their quest to win the 30-60-90 Day Challenge, a national contest to promote energy conservation. From left: Commissioner Dusty Johnson, homeowner Kevin Nelson, Commissioner Steve Kolbeck and Commissioner Gary Hanson.
Brookings homeowner Kevin Nelson stands by as Mike Twedt and Matt Hein of BTU Engineering prepare a blower door test to check the Nelson home for air leaks. Twedt and Hein were part of a work team that made energy efficient improvements to the Nelson home on April 16. They were joined by PUC commissioners Dusty Johnson, Steve Kolbeck and Gary Hanson.
How many commissioners does it take to change a light bulb? Who cares, as long as the light bulbs are being changed to energy-saving compact fluorescent lights! Installing CFLs was among the many improvements (from left) PUC Commissioners Gary Hanson, Steve Kolbeck and Dusty Johnson made to the Brookings home of Kevin and Kelly Nelson. The Nelsons are representing South Dakota in the national 30-60-90 Day Challenge to determine which participant can conserve the most energy over the three-month contest period.
South Dakota Public Utilities Commissioner Gary Hanson helps make a water heater more efficient with pipe insulation. Hanson and fellow commissioners Dusty Johnson and Steve Kolbeck made energy-efficient improvements at the Brookings home of Kevin and Kelly Nelson on April 16. The Nelsons are representing South Dakota in the 30-60-90 Day Challenge, a national competition to conserve energy.
South Dakota's 30-60-90 Day Challenge Work Team, from left: Matt Hein, BTU Engineering; PUC Commissioner Steve Kolbeck; homeowners Kevin and Kelly Nelson of Brookings; PUC Commissioner Gary Hanson; PUC Commissioner Dusty Johnson; and Mike Twedt, BTU Engineering. The group completed several projects at the Nelson's home in Brookings on April 16 to help them save energy and money. The Nelsons are representing South Dakota in the 30-60-90 Day Challenge, a national contest to determine which participant can save the most energy in a three-month period beginning in April.