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Legrand North and Central America Honored with 2018 Best of Green Schools Award

West Hartford, CT., July 17, 2018 – Legrand North and Central America, a leading provider of lighting controls, electrical components, and data center solutions, was nominated and selected by the USGBC’s Center for Green Schools and the Green School’s National Network as the winner of the Business Leader Category in the Best of Green Schools awards. The announcement was made at the annual Green Schools Conference and Expo in Denver, Colorado on May 4th.


This year, the Best of Green Schools Awards recognized 11 individuals, institutions and projects that represent the best environmental efforts in schools across the country and highlight the national leaders and innovators in school sustainability. As the recipient in the Business Leader category, Legrand was recognized for its Better Communities-Better Schools program that launched in 2017.

Legrand’s Better Schools projects are centered on the three pillars of a green school: to ensure all students have the opportunity to attend schools that sustain the world they live in, enhance their health and well-being and prepare them for 21st century careers. By partnering with local schools near Legrand offices, employees are building partnerships and executing on Green Apple Day of Service (GADOS) projects through volunteerism, fundraising and Legrand product donations. To date, Legrand has developed 10 school partnerships and registered 7 GADOS with the Center for Green Schools. In the first year alone, Legrand employees worked on projects including constructing a community garden and a solar-paneled community garden shed, implementing a three-stream recycling program and installing energy-saving electrical devices.

“We are excited to recognize a group of honorees who represent the breadth and depth of sustainability education and leadership,” stated Anisa Heming, Director, Center for Green Schools, USGBC. “The hard work being done by this year’s recipients is nothing short of inspiring and a reminder of what can be achieved when communities come together around our schools.”


“We are honored to receive this award in recognition for our work with the Better Communities-Better Schools program. We have been committed to empowering our employees to reach out and connect with their communities and local schools to make a meaningful difference. We hope this program can also serve as a model for other organizations that may seek to promote sustainability within their school districts” said Susan Rochford, VP, Energy Efficiency, Sustainability and Public Policy, Legrand North and Central America.


Legrand’s Better Communities program launched in 2014 with an initial focus on volunteerism with organizations that seek to provide or improve housing for those in need.  Since then the program has expanded its focus to include green schools and disaster relief, as well as now extending charitable contributions and product donations to qualified organizations. 


About Legrand and Legrand, North and Central America

Legrand is a global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for use in commercial, industrial, and residential markets makes it a benchmark for customers worldwide. Innovation for a steady flow of new products with high added value is a prime vector for growth, including, in particular, connected devices stemming from Legrand’s global Eliot (Electricity and IoT) program. Legrand reported sales of $6.2 billion(USD) in 2017. Legrand has a strong presence in


North and Central America, with a portfolio of well-known market brands and product lines that includes AFCO Systems, C2G, Cablofil, Chief, Da-Lite, Electrorack, Finelite, Luxul, Middle Atlantic Products, Milestone AV, Nuvo, OCL, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, Pinnacle, Projecta, QMotion, Quiktron, Raritan, Sanus, Server Technology, Solarfective, Vaddio, Vantage, Wattstopper, and Wiremold. Legrand is listed on Euronext Paris and is a component stock of indexes including the CAC40, FTSE4Good, MSCI World, ASPI, Corporate Oekom Rating, and DJSI (ISIN code FR0010307819)



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