MSA participates in National Green Buildings Open House Tour

MSA participates in
National Green Buildings Open House Tour
14th Annual Event attracts over 16,000
Saturday, October 2, 2010

New City  NY -  This Saturday, Oct. 2, (between 10 am and 2 pm), come take a first-hand look at over a dozen 'green' strategies that save energy and pay for themselves.  Michael Shilale Architects, (MSA) is one of over 500 sites across the country participating in the 14th annual Green Buildings Open House.   Last year Over 16,000 people turned out for this exciting event.  You will view many of the same strategies we use that fund millions of dollars of capital improvements at no cost to our clients.

The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) is sponsoring the regional tour as part of a national network of solar and green tours. It's a volunteer effort, with property owners — both residential and commercial — welcoming visitors to share such green building features as high performing windows, daylight harvesting, LED lighting, photovoltaic solar panels, energy recovery ventilators, rainwater harvesting, and instantaneous hot water heaters, to name a few.

Green buildings are on average 25 percent to 30 percent more energy-efficient than their conventionally built counterparts. This is of particular importance considering buildings use about 75% of all the electricity we generate in the nation and account for about half of all the total energy use and CO2 emissions.

NESEA offers school systems various curriculum templates. One, Energy Thinking, helps students analyze and evaluate energy use in their lives. Steeped in state-specific standards and statistics, the course lets students investigate the concept and applications of energy and types of energy utilized by their state. Information about this curriculum and other NESEA programs can be obtained by contacting NESEA at