May 21, 2012
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Recently Michael Shilale, AIA, LEED taught a
class in sustainable design at the Hudson Gateway
Association of Realtors, Rockland County Office.
Michael Shilale believes integrating high
performance design and technology can deliver
incredible results at little or no cost. Titled
“Sustainable Housing and Building Green, What Agents
Should Know,” agents explored sustainable
strategies that save energy, reduce carbon
emissions, and improve the relationship between our
built and natural environment.
Michael Shilale described 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.
Agents also learned how to assist consumers by
understand the resources available, how to evaluate
opportunities for green improvements and how to
comparing the energy efficiency and other
sustainable criteria between different properties.
For twenty years, 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.
MSA, an eight person architectural engineering firm
is committed to protecting and preserving the
environment through their design work.
MSA serves an educational, commercial,
institutional, municipal and residential client
base, throughout New York and New Jersey. For more
information, please call 845-708-9200, or visit
their website at