Michael Shilale, AIA, LEED presents to Rockland County Chapter of the NYSSPE

Change was the theme of this year's historic political election and when it comes to protecting the economy, the environment, and the public's well being - change is a necessity.  We need to change the way we build, design and operate our buildings.

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. Come and learn how.

Michael Shilale will describe why existing buildings are prime opportunities for reducing carbon emissions and energy use.  He will discuss the LEED-EB rating system and strategies for implementing improvements in building systems, water and energy use.