The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


December 2, 2012

Power Lunch to promote energy efficiency


With winter weather already here, the Greater Greenbrier Chamber is hosting a mini-workshop on how businesses can be pro-active and take steps to save energy.

The three-part program will feature speakers from Energy Efficient WV, First Energy’s Lighting for Businesses and Larry Levine of Trillium Arts Collective in Lewisburg. Levine will be sharing how he is lowering the carbon footprint for his home and business. He will also discuss his experience in obtaining an energy audit for the circa 1939 Lewis Theatre building. The Power Lunch is in conjunction with New River Community and Technical College and will be at noon Dec. 5 at the college’s training offices at Jefferson Office Park.

Rory McIlmoil, MA, project manager for Energy Efficient WV, has a background in environmental science and policy with a focus on the analysis and presentation of scientific and economic data relevant to environmental policy and energy development. He has five years of experience working on energy and economic policy issues. He will discuss options for commercial businesses to improve their energy efficiency and the process of obtaining an energy audit.

Cathy Kunkel, a policy analyst for Energy Efficient WV, will speak briefly about its program.

Tom Hale, energy program representative for First Energy, will be detailing its Lighting for Businesses program.

Power Lunches are a monthly program of the chamber at the lunch hour to inform the business community on ways to increase their bottom line. The setting is casual, and attendees are encouraged to bring their lunch.

To register for the event, go to and click on this upcoming event or call the chamber at 304-645-2818.

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