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RBA Go Green Resources:
Green Consultants

Architects

Architecture involves much more than buildings. Architects take your vision and give it form, explore its possibilities, raise it to new levels, and then integrate it into your building site and the community at large. They bring not only design, but solutions. For example, buildings currently account for over 40 percent of energy conservation in the U.S. Architects, using sustainable design practices, can help negate these effects. In fact, AIA members, through their Institute, have committed to making all new and renovated buildings carbon neutral by 2030. So tap the knowledge, efficiency, environmental awareness, and brilliant design that architects bring to any project. The sooner you bring an architect on board, the more fully your vision can be realized - even exceeding your own expectations. on human health and the environment during the building's lifecycle, through better siting, design, construction, operation, maintenance, and removal.

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Working With an Architect

How to Find an Architect Near You

Green Council Member Contribution:

Michael Shilale, AIA, LEED
Michael Shilale Architects, LLP

Engineers

An Engineering Consultant is an individual who can provide specialized services to a client for applying technical, scientific and mathematical knowledge in order to use natural laws and physical resources to help design and implement materials, structures, machines, devices, systems, and processes that safely realize a desired objective

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Green Council Member Contribution:

Glenn McCreedy, P.E.

Energy Efficiency Consultants

A consulting company (or individual professional ) capable of providing technical services that: identify existing energy usage: recommend energy conservation improvements, evaluates alternative energy options (e.g. solar, geothermal) and provides energy auditing services. The consultant should have experience and credentials (e.g. Certified Energy Manager(CEM), Building Performance Institute (BPI) Certified, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).

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Green Council & RBA Member Providing Product or Service:

Frank Lauricella, 845-291-1275, Daylight Savings Company

Environmental Professionals

An Environmental Professional, among other things, is an individual possessing sufficient specific education and training, as well as the experience necessary, to exercise professional judgment in developing opinions and conclusions required in performing a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA).  The purpose of an ESA is to identify, to the extent feasible, recognized environmental conditions (i.e.; potential risk caused by the presence of hazardous substances or petroleum products) in connection with a specific site and the respective adjoining properties.  The ESA will identify these conditions, if any, prior to entering into a contract for sale, refinancing or option agreement; in fact, performing an ESA is often required by the lending institution involved in such negotiations.

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Green Council Member Contribution:

Donald Wanamaker, Environmental Management, Ltd., dwanamaker@emlweb.com

 

RBA Go Green Resources: Building Design & Construction | Carbon Footprint | Compliance Issues | Consultants | Creating Awareness | Pollution Prevention / Hazardous Materials | Publications | Transportation | Water Conservation | Waste Reduction & Recycling | Glossary

Green Council Vision:

To educate, promote and advocate to the business community the benefits of adopting Green principles.

Michael Shilale Architects, Sustainable Solutions


Go Green Resources


Ira Wickes, Green Council Green Toolkit member


RBA Green Council Mission

Assist members in realizing bottom line benefits of going green

Empower members to find the sustainable solutions best suited for their businesses by providing information on available educational, service and product resources they need

Advocate for members on related environmental issues affect the business community