Green Council Chairman to Teach Class

at Rockland Community College



Michael Shilale, AIA, LEED helps others be 'green'



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April 12, 2010 - Michael Shilale, AIA, LEED will be teaching a class in sustainable design at Rockland Community College this spring. Michael Shilale believes integrating high performance design and  technology can deliver incredible results at little or no cost.  Titled “How to Save Energy, Save Money and Perhaps Even Save the Planet,” students will explore sustainable strategies that save energy, reduce carbon emissions, and improve the relationship between our built and natural environment.


He will describe why existing buildings are prime opportunities for reducing carbon emissions and energy use. Buildings produce almost half of the carbon dioxide emitted in the US each year. They consume 75% of the electricity generated. The good news is they can do better - a lot better. LEED certified buildings use 24%-50% less energy, produce 33%-39% less carbon dioxide, consume 40% less water, and recycle or reuse 50%-70% of their solid waste.


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Tom Friedman’s latest book, “Hot, Flat and Crowded,” challenges all Americans to rethink the way we design, build and operate our buildings, cities, energy systems, country and planet. Explore ways to rethink, rebuild and renew the way we make and use energy, the way we make and use our buildings, and the way we make and use our communities on both a large and small scale.

Michael Shilale, AIA, LEED, has been an architect for more than 20 years and a LEED accredited design professional since 2003. He is the chairman of the Green Council for the Rockland Business Association and was recently Vice President for the state board of the American Institute of Architects. MSA, founded in 1991, is committed to protecting and preserving the environment through their design work, and has won several awards. 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,