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New Sustainability Leadership Course Now in Development

Bahar Armaghani, Director of the University of Florida (UF) Green Building Learning Collaborative (GBLC) recently announced two significant initiatives for the UF GBLC Board. First, the collaborative’s strategic plan and by-laws will be refined. Also on the agenda, the board will finalize Leadership in Sustainability as a new course for UF. Sustainability Studies prepare UF […]

Presentation reveals the potential for sustainability

Alexa Stone, ecoPreserve President, addressed the Rotary Club of Oviedo at a September 28th morning meeting. Her presentation shared many ways that a business can claim the benefits of sustainability. Alexa also shared a bit of ecoPreserve history. She founded the company in 2009, the year after she become a LEED Accredited Professional.

Sustainability Specialist completes LEED Lab at UF

Congratulations to Rains Vickery, Sustainability Specialist at ecoPreserve for completing the LEED® Lab™ course at University of Florida (UF). The course is a laboratory for learning which goes far beyond the classroom. Along with mastering green building concepts, each student works hands-on, guiding a LEED for Building Operations and Maintenance (LEED O+M) certification project.   […]

A milestone birthday celebrated with friends, food, and theater

On June 10th, the ecoPreserve team, family, and friends gathered for a special celebration. Yes, there was great food, beverage, balloons and all that you may have seen at similar parties. Then there was the show! In Alexa’s words: “This year was my 50th birthday and I wanted to do something special for my friends, my […]
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Plug the Power Drain

Energy is invisible unless carried by light, yet we can see and hear its use in many ways. Look for glowing screens in vacant cubicles, meeting rooms that are brightly lit after adjournment, and computer peripherals that hum long after the computer shuts down…someone pays for that tune. If you give your computers a break, […]

Earth Day 2016 – Paris Agreement Signed

April 22nd was an exceptionally important Earth Day, now in its 47th year. Leaders from 175 countries signed the Paris climate agreement. This action at the United Nations in New York represented a critical step. With their signatures, the leaders committed to strategies and timeframes that will slow the accumulation of greenhouse gases. The ratification […]

Why drive to the gym or plug-in the treadmill?

ecoPreserve’s President, Alexa Stone has found sustainable exercise in hooping. As recently reported online by the Orlando Sentinel, Alexa dedicates one hour daily to this recently-certified aerobic sport!
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OIA expansion begins with a LEED team in place

ecoPreserve is there! ecoPreserve’s green construction experts are heading up the LEED team coordination efforts at Phase 1 of a major expansion project. The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) is working on a $1.8 billion expansion of Orlando International Airport (MCO) that will more than double its current size. The large additions to the Airport […]

Central Florida Workplace Challenge Engages Businesses in Friendly Competition

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs helped officially kick off the Central Florida Workplace Challenge, a friendly competition that will help local businesses save money, create healthier workplaces, reduce their environmental impact and enhance our community through volunteer service. “In addition to being economic drivers, our workplaces are critical in shaping our quality of life and […]