Affiliations

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)

The USGBC is a nonprofit organization that supports the development of prosperous, healthy, and resilient communities through the transformation of the built environment. It is best known for its development of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating systems. ecoPreserve leaders have served in the Board of Directors of USGBC local chapters for many years.

IDEAS For Us (IDEAS)

IDEAS funds action projects, measures their impact, and leverages partners worldwide in support of innovative environmental solutions. As a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) member, ecoPreserve participates in educating, engaging, and empowering communities.

Green Building Initiative (GBI)

GBI is a 501 nonprofit organization that owns and administers the Green Globes green building assessment and certification as well as federal guiding principles compliance verifications programs in North America.

The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)

AEE is a nonprofit professional society with the mission “to promote the scientific and educational interests of those engaged in the energy industry and to foster action for sustainable development.”

The Council on Women in Energy & Environmental Leadership (CWEEL)

CWEEL is a division of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) that supports the role of women in the energy and environmental industries.

The Urban Land Institute (ULI)

ULI is the oldest and largest network of cross-disciplinary real estate and land use experts in the world. ULI is its members—delivering the mission, shaping the future of the industry, and creating thriving communities around the globe.

100 Women Strong

Working in conjunction with the Central Florida Foundation, the 100 Women Strong organization is dedicated empowering Central Florida women and children. The non-profit has three guiding principles:

  • CONNECT
    To reach out, welcome, and build relationships among women united in their desire to improve the lives of women and children.

  • INSPIRE
    To inspire youth in philanthropy and develop a membership of educated philanthropists.

  • EMPOWER
    To collaborate with funding partners and community organizations, empowering women and children.

The International Facility Management Association (IFMA)

Established in 1990 as a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation, the IFMA Foundation works for the public good to promote priority the professionalism of the building industry. As active members of the Orlando Chapter, ecoPreserve supports education through the editing of the IFMA Foundation Manuals.

Indian American Chamber of Commerce (IACC)

The IACC is a strong chamber, with a growing membership, and represents over a billion dollars in economic activity. It is focused on providing opportunities for the people of Asian Indian origin to network with some of Central Florida’s most successful business professionals and guest speakers, to assist growing business locally, state-wide, nationally, and internationally.

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA)

SWANA is an organization of public and private sector professionals committed to advancing solid waste as a resource. It supports issues ranging from solid waste management to resource management through their shared emphasis on education, advocacy, and research.

We are Neutral

We Are Neutral is a 501(c)3 environmental nonprofit that helps businesses and individuals understand, reduce, and offset their comprehensive carbon footprints, allowing them to take responsibility for their environmental impact and achieve carbon neutrality. ecoPreserve partnered with We Are Neutral to calculate and offset our company’s operational carbon footprint. We go a step further by sponsoring 75% of the carbon footprint of team members who choose to offset their personal carbon emissions through We Are Neutral, as well.

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AWARE of CDC and NIH guidelines

The Baseline Property Condition Assessments described in ASTM E2018-15 do not specify consideration of infectious disease transmission concerns. In a pandemic and post-pandemic environment, that inspection and documentation is essential.

Buildings open to the public must comply with local regulations. For best results and greatest public acceptance, any planning for building repairs and maintenance should not overlook current CDC and NIH guidelines.

Optionally, ecoPreserve's can assist with a comprehensive GBAC STAR™ Accreditation which extends beyond the building to include the goals, actions, equipment, and supplies needed to implement best practices for outbreak prevention, response, and recovery.

Tools tailored to location and need

Disaster resilience requires a select toolset, identified, adapted, or created as needed based on planning calls and inclusive workshop participation.

Business and government organizations today are confronted by threat categories that range from drought to flood, from fire to hurricane, and extend globally to pandemics and sea level rise. Threat categories are broad and diverse, but ecoPreserve and collaborating organizations design resiliency tools for specific local context.

Local needs are identified and verified. Building from that essential understanding, tools are designed, tested in pilot programs, refined, then implemented through action plans.

Today's challenges/
tomorrow's potential

ecoPreserve collaborates with major community and private organizations in optimizing the resiliency and resource efficiency of their workplaces, venues, and public spaces.

In response to ever-increasing environmental, sociopolitical, and public health challenges, we advocate for and participate in assessment and planning actions that directly address disaster preparations, recovery activities, infrastructure improvements, and smart building/city design.

Online and in-person workshops

ecoPreserve designs and leads workshops in varied formats, to achieve varied goals.

Often an event is held for skill and knowledge development, but some needs of an organization or community are better resolved through collaboration to identify requirements and to design solutions. A range of Disaster Resilience workshops are available for solutions planning and development, as well as for training and communication.

Disaster Planning and Recovery Workshops

  • Identify technical and business process gaps
  • Define stakeholders, recovery teams, and processes/functionalities necessary for operation
  • Highlight missed expectations from a data loss and recovery time perspective
  • Address compliance with regulatory agencies and industry standards
Here's how to request further information. Thank you for reaching out!

Here's how to request further information. Thank you for reaching out!

Facility Condition Report

The report is prepared in accordance with the recommendations of ASTM E2018-15, Standard Guide for Property Condition Assessments. This is a partial list of contents:

  • PHYSICAL CONDITION
    • General condition of the building, grounds, and appurtenances
    • Physical deficiencies, their significance, and suggested remedies
    • Photographs
    • Safety issues observed
  • INFECTIOUS DISEASE SPREAD POTENTIAL
  • OPPORTUNITIES
    • Potential operating efficiencies
    • Electricity and water use reductions
    • High-efficiency interior and exterior lighting
  • ORDER OF MAGNITUDE RENOVATION BUDGET
    • Recommended interior finishes
    • Construction costs

Risk Mitigation Improvements

  • IAQ
    • Airflow
    • Temperature and humidity
    • Vertical transportation (escalators and elevators)
  • HVAC EQUIPMENT
    • Settings
    • Conditions
    • Capability
    • Filtration
  • FLOORPLAN
    • Traffic patterns
  • FURNISHINGS
    • Placement for social distancing
    • Clear barriers where social distancing is not possible

Interior Elements

  • Foundation
  • Building frame and roof
  • Structural elements
    • Floors, walls, ceilings
    • Access and egress
    • Vertical transportation (escalators and elevators)
  • HVAC equipment and ductwork
  • Utilities
    • Electrical
    • Plumbing
  • Safety and fire protection

Grounds and Appurtenances

  • Façades or curtainwall
  • Topography
  • Storm water drainage
  • Paving, curbing, and parking
  • Flatwork
  • Landscaping
  • Recreational facilities
Here's how to request further information. Thank you for reaching out!

AWARE of CDC and NIH guidelines

The Baseline Property Condition Assessments described in ASTM E2018-15 do not specify consideration of infectious disease transmission concerns. In a pandemic and post-pandemic environment, that inspection and documentation is essential.

Buildings open to the public must comply with local regulations. For best results and greatest public acceptance, any planning for building repairs and maintenance should not overlook current CDC and NIH guidelines.

Optionally, ecoPreserve's can assist with a comprehensive GBAC STAR™ Accreditation which extends beyond the building to include the goals, actions, equipment, and supplies needed to implement best practices for outbreak prevention, response, and recovery.

An OPTIMIZED Assessment

Certified Sustainability Consultants on a facility assessment team can discover ways to lower energy costs. Their understanding of HVAC equipment suitability and condition along with the specifics of LED lighting retrofits can provide offsets for needed investments in upgrades and replacements.

Knowledge of water systems can bring further savings while averting water waste. It can all be part of an assessment which might otherwise overlook water fixtures and irrigation schedules.

How should a facility be ASSESSED?

A thorough facility assessment finds the issues - on the surface or below - which have a potential negative impact on the building. That brings the facility to meet building codes. Beyond that, the assessment proactively addresses the deficiencies not covered by code.

The occupants of a building benefit as the assessment reveals conditions having a potential impact on their health or safety. The assessment must not overlook those conditions, nor fail to consider the frequency and duration of occupant visits.