Energy Breakfast

August Energy Breakfast: Energy Upgrades and Solar at the Porter House Museum

Tuesday, August 20th
7:30-8:30 AM
 at The Porter House Museum
401 W Broadway St, Decorah, IA 52101

The Winneshiek Energy District and the Historic Porter House Museum invite the public to learn about the museum’s recent energy upgrades and a solar installation on Tuesday, August 20th at 7:30 AM at the Porter House Museum on the corner of Broadway and River St. in Decorah. The event is part of the Energy District’s monthly “Energy Breakfast” series. 

“We’ve been thinking about climate control for close to 30 years, It helps with the preservation of the artifacts,” says Porter House Board member, Paul Cutting. “Until recently, air conditioning has been too expensive and would have required altering the historic building in intrusive ways. Instead, we’ve installed heat pumps and use the solar to offset the increase in electricity consumption.”

The talk will start on the Porter House porch with coffee and muffins. Porter House board member Paul Cutting will speak to the nonprofit’s decision making and fundraising process for these projects. Following a short talk, Cutting will give a tour of the historic building’s energy upgrades.

“The Porter House is an excellent example of how a small non-profit can invest in energy improvements that will aid the organization for years to come,” says Kristin Eggen, a staff member at the Winneshiek Energy District.

$3 Jumbo muffin, $2 Coffee

This program is open to the public and free to attend. Please register by Friday, August 16th.


This program is a part of the Winneshiek Energy District’s monthly Energy Breakfast series.

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