Nyserda has just released two new grant programs to
encourage municipal governments, K-12 schools, public
universities or colleges to implement energy efficiency
projects. $5 million dollars is available for energy
conservation studies, with an additional $74 million
dollars available to implement the approved projects.
This funding, part of the American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act, has certain restrictions including time
frames. If you would like our help submitting a request
please contact our office.
Shilale Architects, LLP
In these difficult economic times, creative solutions
for financing capital improvement projects are critical.
Michael Shilale Architects, LLP (MSA) is implementing
millions of dollars of capital improvement projects with
minimal or no cost to our school district, municipal,
institutional and commercial clients.
How are we doing it? Utilizing our in house energy
modeling capabilities combined with our extensive
experience in sustainable design we can deliver cost
effective projects that save energy. The
following resources also help.
Energy Savings Performance Contracts
have been around for many years. A resurgence in their
recent use has resulted from new technologies, new
incentives, high utility costs, and our tough economic
times. It is important to remember that these are
design/build construction contracts with all the risks
and responsibilities associated with any construction
project. MSA has many successes helping our clients
implement these projects and realize significant
savings. To learn more about this tool click below or
contact our office.
(SPPA) can help you save energy and money while a
photovoltaic (PV) solar array on your building
generates clean, renewal power. PV arrays also have
great community benefits. This agreement gives you
all the benefits of a PV system without the
installation and maintenance costs. The
National Renewal Energy Laboratory has developed
standard agreements for SPPA's. A standard
residential lease and commercial power purchase
agreement (PPA) contracts available for use by
developers, customers, and third-party finance
providers in the solar industry. These documents are
designed to improve consumer transparency, reduce
transaction costs in the solar asset contracting
process, and facilitate the pooling of the associated
cash flows so that they may be securitized and sold in
the capital markets.
Click here for NREL info
Grants, Tax Credits,
and Incentives -There
so many avenues for funding your sustainability
projects it is sometimes difficult to navigate.
is a good place to start. Read
the sidebar for a new opportunity and contact our
office if you would like our assistance.
Michael Shilale Architects, LLP (MSA), an eight person
architectural engineering firm founded in 1991, is
committed to protecting and preserving the environment
through their design work. We help our clients solve
their building problems, protect their assets and
investments, build under budget, and realize their
vision. MSA serves a municipal, commercial, residential
and educational client base, including Rockland, Orange,
Sullivan, Ulster and Nassau counties, in New York, as
well as Bergen, Passaic, Hudson and Essex Counties in
New Jersey. For more information, please call
845-708-9200, or visit their website at