Center to offer energy-saving workshop

The North Central Ohio Educational Service Center and the North Central Ohio Regional Council of Governments is to host an energy conservation workshop 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 21 at the NCOESC.

The Green Apple Project is a one-day workshop designed for representatives from Ohio public institutions such as K-12 buildings, universities, and city, county and state institutions.

“The reason behind the workshop is to assist these agencies in lowering energy consumption in the most cost-effective and efficient ways,” said Ted Howell, owner of Energy Instruction Group LLC.

Howell is to present the program. The Green Apple Project is funded through the Ohio Development Services Agency, so officials from Ohio public institutions attend free, Howell said.

This workshop is to be the fourth in the state; the first was at Kent State University in May.

Some of the items Howell is to discuss during the workshop are the best practices to develop, evaluate and implement an energy-conservation project, how to reduce costs while maximizing savings, where risks are and how to manage them, common energy conservation measures, finding financing and reviewing renewable energy options such as solar and wind power.

“There are three components to this workshop,” Howell said. “The first is the financial aspect, how to get the best payback. Second, is it is great for the environment? And third, it is educational?”

People should not be intimidated about the topic area, said John Davoli, director for the North Central Ohio Regional Council of Governments.

“Howell did a great job keeping things moving and everyone really enjoyed his sense of humor,” Davoli said. “Even if you have just one take away from all the information presented, you owe it to your organization to have a representative attend this workshop.”

For those who wish to attend, visit, to register by Monday.

For more details, contact Davoli at (419) 447-2921 ext. 136.