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'Green' workshop from Huntington
Chamber of Commerce
“Going Green” is a hot topic in the news these days. Greener homes, factories and offices can positively impact our world, lead to a healthier and more productive work environment and “Going Green” is another way for businesses to become socially responsible within our communities. This year, a special workshop will focus on “Training the Trades”, whereby architect engineers, contractors, plumbers, electricians and builders will gain first hand knowledge on where and how to get the necessary training.The Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce has developed an informative program which will present practical solutions to address ways to finance and save on environmental projects, corporate sustainability and its future impact within our communities. The third Annual “Going Green Symposium and Business Expo” will take place on Wednesday from 7:30 a.m. until noon. This year’s sustainability program will be divided into two distinct and separate sessions, a panel discussion and a workshop. Session One, titled “Finding the ‘Green’ To Go Green” will provide useful information, tips and advice on obtaining money, rebates, tax incentives, energy credits and savings to complete “Green” projects of all sizes. Speakers will include experts within the field such as Roz Goldmacher, Long Island Development Corp; Charles Goulding, Energy Tax Savers, Inc.; Charles Hall, Green Peak Group, and Hubie Van Meurs, Alure Home Improvements. This session will take place at the Hilton Long Island / Huntington from 7:30 am – 10:00 am. Vendors will be available to demonstrate green products and present exhibits geared towards promoting a green environment. Session Two, titled “Training the Trades” will take place a few minutes away at Leviton Manufacturing, 201 North Service Rd in Melville from 10:30 am – 12 noon. Leviton recently moved their World Headquarters to the Melville Corridor and designed their new 4-story, 140,000 square foot facility with the latest “green building” materials and systems and has recently applied for LEED certification. The program will be moderated by Ron Vitori, Chairman of Green Peak Group and past Chair of the U.S. Green Building Council. The panel will include David Weigand, Leviton’s national market manager, LEED AP; Peter Caradonna, principal architect, LEED AP; and Patricia Malone, director of corporate education and training, Stony Brook University. These experts will provide an overview of training, certification and future requirements toward the common goal of making Long Island a greener place to live and work. Attendance for this second session will be limited to the first 75 registrants, with special preference to sponsors. “Our annual “Going Green” program will introduce simple “Green” tools, training options and innovative solutions that will provide a framework for our local businesses and corporations to create a culture of sustainability and environmental responsibility,” explained Robert Bontempi, Huntington Chamber Chairman. “The Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce is committed to the sustainability of the local environment and feels it is important to focus on new state-of-the-art technologies that support an environmentally responsible community,” added Bontempi. For sponsorship, display table and reservation information please call 631-423-6100 or online at www.huntingtonchamber.com
Alyssa Nightingale handles public relations for the Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce.