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Clean and sanitize with electrolytes for safety and savings

It all can be done with salt and water. Cleaning a business or commercial facilities no longer requires exposure to harsh chemical cleaners. In fact, salt may be all you need. In the system we reviewed, an electrolytic system converts salt and water into alkaline cleaner (NaOH) and acidic sanitizer (HClO) solutions. This environmentally-friendly cleaner […]

Commissioning panel discusses Shands Hospital success

The CxEnergy 2017 conference brought building commissioning experts to Orlando’s Champions Gate Resort, where they discussed and viewed state-of-the-art tools and technologies. The April event focused on building commissioning and energy management, as well as measurement and verification. Alexa Stone, ecoPreserve President, moderated a panel discussion of the success that the University of Florida had […]

Planning proves powerful for Solid Waste Management

Solid Waste Management (SWM) can begin with setting out a few recycling bins. That will capture some paper, plastic, and aluminum cans that otherwise piles up on a landfill. With planning, SWM offers a business far more than that. More recycling can reduce trash removal costs. Recycled material can be sold. Setting goals for waste […]

500 Town Park project achieves LEED Silver Certification

Lake Mary’s 500 Town Park building recently earned LEED Silver Certification. What is LEED? Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification was developed by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). It evaluates a building’s environmental performance. Why certify a building? Environmental performance brings a substantial potential for savings.¬†Among the ongoing, measurable benefits for […]
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USGBC tallys building certifications for 2016

The US Green Building Council (USGBC) recently reported its tally of sustainable building certifications for 2016. In the U.S., 3,366 projects received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. That totaled over 470 million Gross Square Feet (GSF). With that information, the USGBC also shared an infographic of the top 10 LEED certification states. […]

Quick wins for better breathing

Fresh air beats air fresheners Who doesn’t like the aroma of cinnamon, apple, or vanilla? Unfortunately, the chemicals used to create these scents can aggravate allergies or worse. Keep it simple and steer away from artificial air fresheners. Strategically increase ventilation Airing out your office or residence is a good idea, but must be done […]

Front-line reports from two building commissioning projects

Often, buildings cost over $200 per square foot. That level of investment allows no slack in cost containment. The building infrastructure must run efficiently. In each of the more than 100 buildings I have commissioned, results have exposed serious Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) system issues. These issues could have led to increases in equipment […]
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Sustainability means wellness

Building owners, managers, and tenants hear a lot about the savings and energy efficiency that results from sustainability. They may know that the U.S. Green Building Council has reported that substantially lower maintenance costs are associated with LEED-certified buildings, as compared to typical commercial buildings. Retrofit projects for green building typically trim first-year operating costs […]

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