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ecoPreserve recognized at GOAA Green Team meeting

During the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) Green Team meeting on May 22nd, ecoPreserve was recognized for their contribution in leading Orlando International Airport to a more sustainable future.   From left to right: Robert Carter, ecoPreserve Sustainability Analyst Stephanie Petrakos, ecoPreserve Sustainable Project Intern Mital Hall, ecoPreserve Sustainability Coordinator James Rose, GOAA Deputy Executive […]

City of Orlando: Green Works Community Action Plan

ecoPreserve President Alexa Stone was acknowledged as an active contributor to Mayor Buddy Dyer’s Green Works Orlando Community Action Plan. Mayor Dyer launched Green Works Orlando in 2007, and the City of Orlando has since made significant progress in promoting environmental stewardship and encouraging agencies, businesses and residents to improve environmental sustainability in Orlando. Some […]

Are my recyclable items really getting recycled?

Are my recyclable items really getting recycled? Alexa Stone talks with Damon Powell from Waste Management about single stream recycling:

Alexa Stone takes part in the 2014 Southeast Building Conference (SEBC)

Alexa Stone was representing ecoPreserve during a multi-sector expert panel discussion that took place during the 2014 Southeast Building Conference (SEBC). The SEBC is a unique building industry trade show and conference for housing industry professionals located in the SE United States. As ecoPreserve’s president, Alexa joined the discussion to explore ways of unlocking the […]

Airports Going Green Conference

Airports around the country are taking a leadership position in sustainability.  Alexa Stone presented in support of expanding airport energy use collaboration by highlighting the local success of the Central Florida Energy Efficiency Alliance’s (CFEEA) Kilowatt Crackdown Challenge at the Airports Going Green Conference in Chicago http://www.airportsgoinggreen.org/   The conference offered sustainability case studies, innovations, […]
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Corporate Strategy, Programs & Training

A crucial part of a successful green initiative is a knowledgeable staff. ecoPreserve provides on or off-site training on a broad range of environmental & sustainability topics in order for organizations and individuals to apply best practices. You are a good candidate for ecoPreserve’s Sustainable Sales Training if you answer “NO” to any of the […]

Green Schools

Seminole County Schools To ensure that younger generations are also receiving education on sustainability, our staff is involved with Keep Seminole Beautiful and the Seminole County School District. Jessica Wright, our Project Manager, is a visiting lecturer and expert teaching sustainability and gardening to students.
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Sustainable Airports

Ongoing Initiatives at Orlando International Airport An article in the Orlando Sentinel on 1/13/2016 described the scope of Orlando International Airport (OIA) and its success with sustainability. In many ways, the airport can be compared to a city: Population 122,000 (104,000 daily passengers; 18,000 workers) 7,200 cars Three fire stations 52 restaurants 66 stores If […]
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LEED for existing buildings

Discover low and no cost operational improvements from our onsite services… Building Energy Performance Assessments (ASHRAE Level 1 & 2) Lighting Efficiency Audits LEED for Existing Building Assessments Energy Policy Act of 2005 Audits (EPAct2005) Healthy Buildings Integrated Pest Management – Green Cleaning – Indoor Air Quality Planning Food Service Operations & Sourcing Food Waste […]
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Our professional community

U.S. Green Building Council of Central and South Florida As proud national members of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), it is our responsibility to advance the local chapters and community. ecoPreserve’s leadership began as founders and continue as active members of the Hospitality Advocacy Committee of Central and South Florida and the Green Destination […]
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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.