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Four ways to boost building efficiency

Commissioning, re-commissioning, retro-commissioning, and building tune-ups all offer substantial benefit to building efficiency: Identifying energy savings Improving indoor environmental quality Fine-tuning building operation and maintenance. What distinguishes one commissioning process from the others?  What is the value of each?  What is mandatory or simply advisable for buildings in your state? Commissioning (Cx) Before building systems […]

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 […]
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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. […]

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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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, […]
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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 […]

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 […]

Green marketing and public relations

Green buildings cost less to operate because they use less energy and water and produce less waste. They also provide a healthier work environment for employees and decrease environmental impact. ecoPreserve provides consulting and project management services that guide organizations through the following certification programs. We strongly believe third-party industry certifications are more than a […]