Leviton Partners with Local Business Community to Provide Tips and Training on "Going Green"


Melville, New York, November 20, 2009 - Leviton Manufacturing, a leader in electrical and electronic wiring devices, "smart grid" technology and "energy smart" living solutions, recently partnered with the Huntington Chamber of Commerce to host a "Training the Trades" workshop at its new state-of-the-art world headquarters in Melville, NY. The workshop was part of a well-attended ½ day event, which included vendor tables for "green companies," a complimentary breakfast and an informative panel discussion entitled "Finding the 'Green' to Go Green".

The Green Expo, held at the Hilton Long Island, offered attendees information, tips and advice on obtaining grants, rebates, tax incentives and savings to complete a "Green" project. Speakers included Roz Goldmacher of Long Island Development Corp; Charles Goulding, Energy Tax Savers, Inc.; Charles Hall, Green Peak Group and other experts in the field. Vendors demonstrated their green products and presented exhibits geared towards promoting a green environment.

The second half of the morning's event, the "Training the Trades" panel discussion, took place at Leviton's 4-story, 140,000 square foot facility, and was moderated by Dr. Ron Vitari, former Chair of U.S. Green Building Council (Long Island Chapter) and Chairman of Green Peak Group. Leviton Product Manager, David Weigand served on the 4-person panel, which also included Peter Caradonna, Principal Architect, LEED AP, and Pat Malone, Director of Corporate Training and Education at Stony Brook University. Panel topics included energy-efficient alternatives, alternate power, solar building, green architecture and other sustainable options currently available.

The "Green Expo and Symposium" was designed to introduce local area businesses to simple "Green" tools, training options and innovative solutions that can help provide a framework for companies both large and small to create a culture of sustainability and environmental responsibility.

Leviton also partnered with the Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce on its Livingston Energy Summit. The full-day event was held at Cleary University in Howell, Michigan last month. Participants included representatives from DTE Energy, Michigan State Representative Bill Rogers, Consumers Energy Representatives, Tom Bowes of IBEW Local 58 and Leviton representative Ken Anderer who spoke about the company's integrated line of energy management systems.

Leviton is committed to offering energy-efficient solutions for homes and businesses that achieve crucial sustainability goals and support ecologically responsible communities. For more information, contact Leviton Manufacturing, 201 North Service Road, Melville, NY, 11747, Phone: 1-800-323-8920.

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