$74 Million 
Energy Grant
Just Announced

Nyserda has just released two new grant programs to encourage municipal governments, K-12 schools, public universities or colleges to implement energy efficiency projects.  $5 million dollars is available for energy conservation studies, with an additional $74 million dollars available to implement the approved projects. 
This funding, part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, has certain restrictions including time frames.  If you would like our help submitting a request please contact our office.


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 Michael Shilale Architects, LLP


In these difficult economic times, creative solutions for financing capital improvement projects are critical.
Michael Shilale Architects, LLP (MSA) is implementing millions of dollars of capital improvement projects with minimal or no cost to our school district, municipal, institutional and commercial clients. 
How are we doing it?  Utilizing our in house energy modeling capabilities combined with our extensive experience in sustainable design we can deliver cost effective projects that save energy.  The following resources also help.

  • Energy Savings Performance Contracts have been around for many years. A resurgence in their recent use has resulted from new technologies, new incentives, high utility costs, and our tough economic times.  It is important to remember that these are design/build construction contracts with all the risks and responsibilities associated with any construction project.  MSA has many successes helping our clients implement these projects and realize significant savings.  To learn more about this tool click below or contact our office.

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  • Solar Power Purchasing Agreements (SPPA) can help you save energy and money while a photovoltaic (PV) solar array on your building generates clean, renewal power. PV arrays also have great community benefits.  This agreement gives you all the benefits of a PV system without the installation and maintenance costs.  The National Renewal Energy Laboratory has developed standard agreements for SPPA's.  A standard residential lease and commercial power purchase agreement (PPA) contracts available for use by developers, customers, and third-party finance providers in the solar industry. These documents are designed to improve consumer transparency, reduce transaction costs in the solar asset contracting process, and facilitate the pooling of the associated cash flows so that they may be securitized and sold in the capital markets.  

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  • Grants, Tax Credits, and Incentives -There so many avenues for funding your sustainability projects it is sometimes difficult to navigate.  NYSERDA's website is a good place to start.  Read the sidebar for a new opportunity and contact our office if you would like our assistance.   


Michael Shilale Architects, LLP (MSA), an eight person architectural engineering firm founded in 1991, is committed to protecting and preserving the environment through their design work. We help our clients solve their building problems, protect their assets and investments, build under budget, and realize their vision. MSA serves a municipal, commercial, residential and educational client base, including Rockland, Orange, Sullivan, Ulster and Nassau counties, in New York, as well as Bergen, Passaic, Hudson and Essex Counties in New Jersey. For more information, please call 845-708-9200, or visit their website  at www.shilale.com.



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