We work with clients from various industries and sizes to help them achieve positive returns on their buildings, programs, and human capital investments. Due to our lean core staffing and extensive partner network, ecoPreserve delivers outstanding capabilities customized to meet your needs flexibly and efficiently.
We pride ourselves on the extensive charity and volunteer work we are involved with to move our communities in Florida to the forefront of sustainability. We are also proud to be a woman-owned specialty professional services firm based in Orlando, Florida holding the following certifications:
- DBE – Disadvantaged Business Enterprise in Florida
- MWBE – Minority/Women Business Enterprise
- LDB – Local Developing Business
Meet the Team
ALEXA STONE, PRESIDENT, LEED AP OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE, SUSTAINABLE FACILITY PROFESSIONAL™
2009, Alexa founded ecoPreserve LLC and led a team to successful completion of the 1st LEED for Existing Building (EBOM) Certification of a commercial building in metro-Orlando. The building was selected as ‘Project of the Year’ by the US Green Building Council Central Florida.
In 2010, ecoPreserve was selected as the sustainability consultant for Orange County Convention Center and in 2013 achieved the honor of certifying it as the largest convention in the world to achieve LEED EBOM Gold Certification.
During this time, the ecoPreserve Team led strategic sustainability initiatives at Orlando Health, Bright House Networks and the University of Central Florida. In 2013, ecoPreserve became a sustainability consultant for the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority working toward the development of The Aviation Authority’s first Sustainability Management Plan, ENERGY STAR and LEED certification.
A native of Oregon, Alexa spent her youth in the Pacific Northwest and is an avid hiker & skier. She received her Bachelors of Science from Old Dominion University. During her senior year she was selected by the National Academy of Sciences for a teaching position in Beijing where she witnessed the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre.
Upon her return, Alexa used her language skills to grow a start-up company importing printed circuit boards from China. In 2001, Alexa began working at Home Depot Supply’s Corporate Headquarters as the Merchant Manager for the electrical division where she led the company to greater focus on energy efficiency. In 2007, Alexa was promoted to the newly created position of Energy Specialist where she completed energy saving upgrades for major commercial and government clients.
In 2008, Alexa earned her accreditation by the US Green Building Council and began teaching classes at the Disney Entrepreneur Center where she found reward when her graduates passed the LEED exam.
Alexa is a former board member of the U.S. Green Building Council and the International Facility Management Association. She is a former chair of the Green Committee for the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) where she was honored with the BOMA President’s Awards. She is a founding member of Green Destination Orlando and the Central Florida Energy Efficiency Alliance where she helped develop an award-winning building energy competition.
Alexa was selected by Orlando’s Mayor as a member of the City’s Sustainability Task Force in 2012. She is also a member of Orange County Florida’s Sustainability Team and a judge for Orange County’s Green School Recognition program. She is a LEED Accredited Professional (USGBC) with a specialty in Existing Buildings and a Certified Sustainable Facility Professional (IFMA). Alexa is proud to have been nominated for the Girl Scout’s Women of Distinction award in 2014.
JEFF BENAVIDES, PROGRAM MANAGER, LEED AP OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE
Jeff Benavides is a graduate of the University Of Central Florida in Hospitality Management and the International Society of Sustainability Professionals Certificate Program. Entering sustainability in 2007, he assisted the Peabody Orlando (a 1200+ room convention resort) achieve the Florida Green Lodging Program Designation.
At the City of Orlando, Jeff helped manage Mayor Buddy Dyer's GreenWorks Program by: establishing energy baselines for all city buildings; developing a Green Business Program; and, assisting the City achieve GOLD Local Government certification from the Florida Green Building Coalition. Returning to hospitality, Jeff has brought the largest timeshare brand, Wyndham Resorts, to the forefront of energy management and waste programs for its 180+ resort portfolio. Jeff is a founding member of Green Destination Orlando as well the Central Florida Energy Efficiency Alliance.
ALBERTO BRIOSO, INDUSTRIAL HYGIENIST & ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & SAFETY SPECIALIST, LEED AP, MSC
With over 19 years in the environmental safety and health profession, Alberto Brioso has gained experience and understanding of the synergy between sustainability and health. He has worked in both the public and private sectors during his career and has extensive experience in safety and health consulting and has performed hundreds of indoor air quality (IEQ) assessments including IEQ commissioning for LEED projects.
Alberto earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology and a Master’s of Science in Industrial Engineering with a specialization in Human Engineering. He is also a Certified Industrial Hygienist with extensive experience in workplace hazard and exposure assessments for industries of all types.
ROBERT CARTER, SUSTAINABILITY AND FINANCIAL ANALYST
Robert Carter is a professional data analyst with 5 years of experience specially focused on performance measurement for building sustainability including waste, energy, water and sustainable purchasing.
Robert spent 20 years as the Accounting and Data Processing Manager at Genuine Parts Company and 5 years as Data Analyst and Assistant Systems Logistics Manager at Home Depot Supply and 2 years with SAP as a data analyst.
ROBYN DOWSEY, PROJECT MANAGER, LEED AP BUILDING DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION, LEED AP OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE
Robyn Dowsey has over a decade of experience in environmental implementation and 18 years of experience in design-build construction. Robyn has successfully provided detailed oversight on over 35 sustainable projects all of which either met or exceeded the sustainable goals targeted. Robyn is a seasoned professional dedicated to client satisfaction, partnerships, and seamless outcomes.
She is well known throughout the state of Florida as a leader in sustainability education, integrated project delivery, low impact building practices and operational policy development.
Robyn is the Chair of the USGBC Regional Council for the State of Florida, a Green Globes Assessor and an active supporter of the Florida educational community. As a pragmatic problem solver and a highly knowledgeable team member Robyn has the ability to inspire and empower others to develop and achieve levels beyond their expectations.
MITAL HALL, PROJECT MANAGER, LEED GREEN ASSOCIATE, MSC, BPI BUILDING ANALYST
Mital Hall is a graduate of Emory University. She also holds a Master’s degree from the University of Florida in Ecology with a focus on sustainable agriculture. During her last year of graduate school, she received a fellowship from the National Security and Education Program to conduct research with local farmer in the Indian Himalayas. Mital has worked in both the public and private sectors including: Broward County Government, ICF International, and University of Florida. She has administered and reported on federal, state and local programs for over 10 years in the domains of sustainability, energy efficiency and conservation, renewable energy, sustainable agriculture, food and beverage services/hospitality, and natural resource management.
Mital is a member of Green Destination Orlando, USGBC’s Central Florida Chapter, Central Florida Energy Efficiency Alliance, a judge and ambassador for Orange County Green School Recognition Program, Co-chair of the Greater Aviation Authority’s Green Team Waste and Recycling Working Group, and a member of Central Florida’s Indian American Chamber of Commerce. Her passion for sustainability and a healthy sense of community is integrated into her daily life from working with ecoPreserve to spending time with her children, teaching them to be good stewards of the earth, to participation in the local YMCA and Indian cultural activities.
CHANEL JELOVCHAN, SUSTAINABILITY PROJECT INTERN, LEED GREEN ASSOCIATE
Chanel Jelovchan is a junior at Rollins College, majoring in Environmental Studies with a minor in Sustainable Development. Chanel will graduate in 2 years with a BA and plans to earn a Masters.
Through Rollins, she maximized her opportunities in the networking arena where she met and began an internship with ecoPreserve. Chanel realized how rare and unique her internship with ecoPreserve was when she became a member of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority’s (GOAA) Green Team.
Chanel has proven to be an invaluable member of the environmental community, including her volunteer status with Green Destination Orlando (GDO). This is in part to her unbridled optimism and goal oriented approach to her work while always looking to find creative, thoughtful solutions to new challenges. Chanel is a part of the Executive GDO Events Committee, which plans Earth friendly events with the goal of educating and entertaining the community with fun ways to be more sustainable. Her expertise has been in team building, client management, communications, marketing, large-scale logistics coordination, financial management, grassroots organizing, and youth outreach initiatives.
JESSICA WRIGHT, SUSTAINABILITY SPECIALIST, LEED GREEN ASSOCIATE, MSC
Jessica Wright is a graduate of the University of Central Florida and holds Masters in Sustainability from the University of Phoenix. Jessica experience in building operations includes management roles with a focus on food services and nutrition management.
Her expertise has been in managing large teams, client management, leadership, and communications. Passionate about sustainability, she has been the catalyst for establishing and leading several successful sustainability initiatives. Jessica is a member of the Florida Healthcare Engineering Association (FHEA) and the U.S. Green Building Council.
Committed to community outreach, she volunteers for Keep Seminole Beautiful and the Seminole County School District as a visiting lecturer teaching sustainability and gardening to students. Jessica also operates a small business, Caring Hands Gardener, that provides organic gardening and landscaping for homes and businesses.
Larry Clark, CEA, LEED AP O+M, Building Systems & Energy Consultant
Larry Clark is an electrical engineer (B.S.E.E.), LEED AP and Certified Commercial Energy Auditor. He previously served as Director of Corporate Business Development at Hill York, President at MEPCO (formerly Dunham-Bush); and regional manager at Vapor Power division of Westinghouse Air Brake. He has had more than a dozen HVAC and energy related articles published and is a frequent presenter and lecturer on metering/submetering and advanced ventilation strategies. He is a member of ASHRAE, IEEE and USGBC South FL (2011-2012 chair of Broward Green Schools Committee), and serves on the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) Education Review Team, BOMA FL Energy Committee and the City of Pompano Beach Recycling & Solid Waste Committee. Larry is principal of Sustainable Performance Solutions LLC.
David L. Dunn, CFM, Facility Operations & Strategic Program Advisor
With a long history of facilities management including work at United Technologies and the Astronauts Memorial Foundation. After joining the City of Orlando, Dave developed strategy for the Mayor’s “Green Works Orlando” program and was the project leader for LEED certification of 6 new construction city fire stations. Additionally, he manages energy efficiency programs in 61 City buildings and coordinates EECBG grant funding. David is a U.S. Navy & Air Force Veteran, he holds a Associate of Science in Business Administration, a Bachelor’s of Art of Divinity. He is Chapter President of the International Facilities Managers Association (IFMA) of Central Florida and actively involved in U.S. Green Building Council and the Central Florida Energy Efficiency Alliance. David speaks nationally on behalf of IFMA on building sustainability topics including LEED, net-zero, vegetated roof, rainwater harvesting systems, hybrids and gray water reuse. He presently serves as Fleet & Facilities Manager for the City of Orlando.
Todd Langner, Branding & Development Advisor
Todd is a lighting efficiency pioneer with extensive experience in the industry including executive roles at: Troy Lighting (President & Chief Operation Officer), Kichler Lighting (Executive VP of Marketing and Product Development) and Hunter Lighting (President). Todd's passions include marketing, branding, product development, strategic planning, mergers & acquisitions and mentoring. Todd is a graduate of University of Florida with a major in Public Relations. On a personal note, Todd is described as "driven" and "goal-oriented" but he says there is one principle which must override all other in order to insure business and personal success: HUMOR. "Without humor the work product won't be as good and the journey will be miserable." Todd Langner is the Senior VP for Business Development for SESCO Lighting.
Mark Thomason, Technology Advisor
Mark Thomason is former Director of Business Development for Palmer-Electric, a 60 year old full service electrical contractor in Central Florida. Mark, who is a green technology geek, is heading up Palmer Electric's new initiatives, such as Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment, Energy Management and Solar. Mark's entire career has centered around technology. He has repaired Sonar Systems for the US Navy, worked as Product Manager for a very large software company, started his own software company and is now helping Orlando get ready for Electric Vehicles by installing EV Charging Equipment and running a popular blog at www.PluginRecharge.com. Mark is an active member in "Get Ready Central Florida"
ecoPreserve is proud to announce attainment of the following minority business certifications:
- Disadvantages Business Enterprise – DBE Certified
- Minority Women’s Business Enterprise - WMBE Certified
- Local Developing Business – LDB Certified