Energy Saving Methods Discussed on America’s Work Force

Andrew Tinkham, senior outreach and education program specialist spoke with America’s Work Force on Oct. 14 about ways to save money on energy bills.

OCC Ohio Consumers Counsel Dan DoronTinkham first talked about a Public Utilities Commission of Ohio investigation against an energy company who had falsely marketed their company and prices. He then discussed the various ways a person can save money on utilities without having to spend money to fix problems. One of the ways Tinkham said is to eliminate, or decrease the amount of vampire power or standby power that a person has in their house. By this he means unplugging electronic devices when they are not being used because they are still using electricity and adding on to the bill. He also talked about water conservation methods such as ensuring sinks and hoses do not have leaks and switching to low-flow shower heads and toilets.

Bricklayers Local 5Eric Puente, president of Bricklayers Local 5 joined AWF on Oct. 14 to discuss apprenticeships within the bricklayer trade. He said that an apprenticeship as a bricklayer will take around four years to complete and will require classroom instruction along with on-the-job training. The classroom instruction portion of the apprenticeship takes place in the fall and winter months. Puente said that the bricklayers are actively recruiting younger people to join their trade.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about Boeing 737 Max still encountering problems after being grounded, such as cracked wing support systems.



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