Rockland Business Association, Rockland County NY

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Go Green Resources for Businesses

Rockland Business Association's Green Council

Rockland Business Association's Green Council Vision:   To educate, promote and advocate to the business community the benefits of adopting Green principles.

Building Design & Construction

  • Increasing productivity
    through energy efficient
  • Green building design and construction- guidelines
  • LEED- (Leadership in Energy and Environmental)
  • Integrated Pest Management

Carbon Footprint

  • Calculating your carbon footprint
  • Carbon credits

Compliance Issues

  • Federal
  • State
  • Local


  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Energy efficiency consultants

Creating Awareness

  • Fundamentals
  • Education and training

Energy Conservation
& Efficiency

  • Energy Audits and Studies
  • Low cost measures you
    can use
  • Alternative Sources (Solar)
    • Solar PV
    • Solar HW
    • Biofuels
    • Geothermal
    • Nuclear
  • Lighting
  • Energy Star Appliances
  • Financing Energy Efficiency Projects
  • Buying Green Power
  • Energy Performace Contracting

Pollution Prevention – Hazardous Material Use

  • Toxic and Hazardous Substances
  • Alternatives

Product Life Cycle- Sustainability

  • How to gain value for green design
  • Green design ideas

Publications- Journals

  • Living Green


  • Alternative Fueled Vehicles
    • Hybrids
    • Electric
    • Fuel Cells
  • Leasing Alternative Fuels Vehicles
  • Alternative Transportation
    • Carpooling
    • Vanpooling
    • Mass Transit
  • Auto Repairs

Water Conservation

  • Survey & Metering
  • Automatic turn on/off faucets & toilets
  • Washing equipment
  • Re-use opportunities
  • Storm water management
    • Landscape
    • Construction – runoff measures
    • Xeriscape

Waste Reduction & Recycling

  • Green Event Planning
  • Packaging
  • Green Printing
    • Return Cartridges
    • Return Cell phones

Glossary of Terms


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

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