Category Archives: Sustainable Practice

Michael Shilale Cuts the Ribbon at New Tesla Station

07/31/19: “Beauty - High Performance – Sustainability. That’s what good architecture aspires to be. It is what anyone who drives a Tesla experiences every day,” says Michael Shilale, AIA, LEED, CPHC. On July 31st, 2019 the Palisades Center Mall opened their new Tesla Super Charging Station, an amazing spot that lets up to 20 Tesla…
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Greenbuild 2018

11/20/18: Greenbuild Chicago seemed to this New Yorker to be a tale of two cities.  The ‘Second City’ hosted this year’s international conference that is the largest grouping of individuals and committed to sustainability in the world.  While the number of attendees and expo seemed smaller than previous years, there was no reduction in the number…
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GreenBuild 2017

12/12/2017 by Michael Shilale, AIA, LEED, CPHC AP In Boston, battling a cold, this writer attended Greenbuild last month.  Each year I attend what is the largest conference on sustainability in the world.   Architects, engineers, contractors,  building owners, educators and many others converge at this conference to share ideas and best practices in the world…
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GreenBuild 2015

11/23/2015: Monumental Green was the theme of this year’s Greenbuild conference in Washington, D.C.   Monumental is how many describe our nation's capital - the history, power and emotion of DC is evident everywhere. The Lincoln memorial at night was my highlight. I was joined by what seems like overdressed high school kids after a junior…
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GreenBuild 2014

11/01/2014: Greenbuild 2014 began with Ivan Neville, son of Aaron Neville,  setting the tone at the Superdome opening plenary with a dazzling jazz performance.  The Superdome, which housed thousands of refugees during hurricane Katrina, was a perfect setting to tell the story of the renaissance of New Orleans.  Now the Mercedes Benz Superdome,  after a 180MM restoration, the dome…
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