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Cut the cost of water waste

The costs of wasted water are easily overlooked. A single faucet that drips once per second will send over 2,000 gallons of water down the pipes within a year. The potential expense faced by office, commercial, and industrial facilities is significantly multiplied. Fortunately, planning and awareness will shut off the dollar drain. Water waste can […]

Any building can be a better building

Better buildings aren’t limited to downtown zip codes or trendy street address. They are not marked on maps. GPS devices will not locate them. There’s no need. Chances are, a better building is literally within your reach. Here is what sets them apart: Greater energy efficiency Are energy costs a concern in your building? The […]

How a wider scope brings better focus to purchase decisions

ecoPreserve is pleased to bring you this guest article from Sheila Sheridan, IFMA Fellow, CFM, Retired. We are further honored to participate in the panel that Sheila will moderate at this year’s IFMA World Workplace (October 26-28, 2021 in Kissimmee, Florida). The panel, Today, Tomorrow and Beyond – Waste Management, will explore circular economy strategies […]

JRTC at LaVilla earns LEED Gold certification

Congratulations to the Jacksonville Transportation Authority and Balfour Beatty for the recent environmental certification of the Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center (JRTC) at LaVilla. The JRTC has certified as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold facility. Credits for LEED certification are earned for environmentally-friendly and energy efficiency features. The JRTC LaVilla facility earned 63 […]

R. P. Funding Center earns GBAC STAR accreditation

ecoPreserve, LLC is pleased to announce that the R. P. Funding Center in Lakeland, Florida has been awarded GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation for implementing best practices that enhance the health and safety of guests and staff members at this 100,000 square foot entertainment complex. A GBAC STAR assessment provides a framework of 20 program elements[1] […]
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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle to optimize material use

Optimized material selection and use extends product value, promotes sustainability, and reduces costs. It is essential to better buying. REDUCE Almost all organizations can reduce packaging waste. Best practices for packaging apply to purchases as well as products being shipped. Set standards with vendors When selecting a vendor, consider how goods or materials will be […]

Hotels claim balance-sheet benefits of a lighter carbon footprint

Paris Climate Agreement goals are as clear as they are challenging. Global temperatures must not increase more than 1.5° Celsius (2.7° Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels. The consequences are no less clear. They range from storms and rising sea levels to drought and extreme heat. Essential to avoiding those perils, greenhouse gas emission must be reduced […]

These steps lead to energy savings

Commercial and industrial energy efficiency has already achieved massive savings. In 2019, commercial sector energy consumption is 21% less than the equivalent floor space required in 1980. Industrial sector consumption for equivalent output decreased by 42%. That’s only the beginning. An estimated 23% of total U.S. non-transportation energy demand could be saved through energy-efficiency improvements. […]

These 10 states saw the most LEED-certified construction in 2018

In 2018, the US Green Building Council (USGBC) certified more than 468 million square feet of green building space in the Top 10 States for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). The highest-ranked state, Illinois, attained LEED certification for 172 projects.[1] Among qualifications to certified, buildings must be energy efficient, use less water, limit […]