The Ohio Expo Center was recently recognized by American Electric Power (AEP) Ohio for completing its annual energy efficiency project.

As a result of the project, the Ohio Expo Center has reduced energy use by 261,936 kilowatt hours last year alone, and has reduced carbon dioxide emissions by 203.48 tons. That is equivalent to as many as 38 cars off the road each year.

“We are excited that we are able to help the environment and reduce energy use while continuing to offer a unique facility to event holders and guests,” said Virgil Strickler, general manager of the Ohio State Fair.

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The Ohio Expo Center is a year-round, multi-purpose convention and meeting facility. More than 3.1 million visitors attend the 175 events held at the Ohio Expo Center annually, including the Ohio State Fair, contributing approximately $478 million to the state and local economy. The 2015 Ohio State Fair will be held July 29 – August 9.


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