Press Release



From left to right - Charmaine Cigliano, Supervisor Howard Phillips, Michael Shilale and Bill Madden. 

Michael Shilale, AIA co-hosted another radio show on WRCR 1700AM last week  


June 2, 2017


Michael, a partner in the Architectural Firm Michael Shilale Architects, LLP (MSA),  is also the Chair of the RBA's Green Council.   Michael enjoyed some playful banter with his co host Bill Madden the director of communications for SUEZ NY and their guests.   Michael and the RBA Green Council are grateful to SUEZ NY for the opportunity to spend some time on the air to highlight some recent successes of the Council and what is new and sustainable in Rockland County. 


Joining Bill from SUEZ was Charmaine Cigliano the area director for Orange and Rockland's  sustainability efforts and Supervisor Howard Phillips the chairman of the Rockland County Solid Waste Authority and the Supervisor of the Town of Haverstraw.


Listen to Michael's update of the RBA Council here.


Or the entire show here.



Last fall Bill and Michael co hosted a 'red carpet', 'black tie', pre Green Award show interviewing the winners of the 7th  annual RBA Green Council awards program.  The winners, some dressed in 'designer ' gowns and tuxedos were happy to share their sustainable secrets.   




Susan Wilmink and Michael Shilale



Listen to Michael interview Susan Wilmink from Keep Rockland Beautiful here.


Listen to entire red carpet gala here.


The RBA's 7th Annual Green Awards program recognized four amazing winners that join the over 20 previous RBA Green Council Award winners.


From left to right - Mac Freeman,  Lorinda Hall, Michael Shilale, Matt Cepelo, Susan Wilmink and Bill Madden 


In the Energy Category, Innovative Plastics won for participating in O&R's C&I (Commercial and Industrial Program) three times over the last two year. Reducing their electrical usage by more than 600,000 kWh/year, saving more than $100,000 annually.  In the Water Conservation Category  


Rockland Country Club showed how golf courses can be managed sustainability - saving over $70,000 a year by irrigating it's entire golf course from its own underground-spring- and rain-fed pond.  


Keep Rockland Beautiful' s bi-annual cleanup and various educational campaigns earned them a Green Award in the Solid Waste Category.  


Finally, Rockland Community College won it's unprecedented second Green Council Award in the Transportation category by implementing a Rideshare Portal with 511NY Rideshare to encourage students and faculty to carpool to campus. 

If you are interested in applying for a 2018 RBA Green Award, please contact Michael Shilale or the Rockland Business Association.


Clients have entrusted Michael Shilale Architects, LLP (MSA) to solve their building problems, protect their assets and investments, build under budget and realize their vision. Providing integrated solutions for new construction, renovation, and energy savings, since 1991 MSA has completed over 2,000 projects, each personally managed by principals Michael Shilale AIA, LEED or John Cirilli AIA, LEED. 

For more information about the firm go to Contact Michael Shilale directly by calling 845-708-9200.





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