Little Neck, NY (June 22, 2009)–Leviton has relocated its global corporate headquarters to Long Island’s Suffolk County, as of June 15.
Leviton outfitted the 4-story, 140,000 square foot facility, located at 201 North Service Road in Melville, with the latest “green building” materials and systems. This includes a variety of Leviton’s own devices and controls, from lighting energy management systems to box-mounted designer switches, outlets and dimmers.
The office complex serves as a showcase for the Company’s installed products. Interior renovation of the complex took 18 months to complete and included a new floor plan design and building systems makeover. Backbone systems such as Leviton’s daylight harvesting, occupancy detection and high-speed data networking products combine to maximize energy efficiency, enhance operating efficiency and reduce the building’s carbon footprint.
Leviton’s daylight harvesting system is a lighting energy management system that integrates ambient light to reduce energy consumption. The company’s cable management devices provide a high-performance data management infrastructure for data access and retrieval. Leviton brand designer switches, outlets and dimmers, including high-end Acenti devices, add the finishing touch to wall surfaces in conference rooms and offices.
“Our new office complex reflects our culture and identity as a pacesetter in green building design and provides an operating environment that enables us to best serve our customers around the globe,” said Leviton president and CEO Donald J. Hendler. “We look forward to joining the Long Island community as a resource and as an effective, socially responsible corporate citizen.”
The new office complex has many eco-friendly features and is a candidate for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification–a process which can take several months to acquire. The facility complies with all six LEED categories. These include: 1) materials and resources; 2) indoor environmental quality; 3) site sustainability; 4) water efficiency; 5) energy & atmosphere; and 6) innovative design.
Ninety percent of the facility’s office equipment, appliances and fixtures are Energy-Star qualified. Low-flow fixtures on sinks and water-conserving toilets are expected to reduce water consumption by 30%. The use of low-emitting materials and chemicals in carpets, paints and other building materials safeguards air quality. Furniture made from recycled materials, a Styrofoam-free cafeteria, recycling bins throughout the building and the use of recycled paper products where possible, will spare trees and reduce landfill volume.
Ergonomic keyboard trays at each workstation, adjustable monitor stands and comfortable seating combine to create an environmentally friendly workplace. Reserved parking spots for hybrid vehicles, a company-sponsored van pool and outdoor bike rack promote alternative transportation methods. In addition, 20 percent of the building materials in the complex were sourced from recycled materials and 50 percent of all construction debris was recyclable.