Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy

We partner with organizational leaders to build a low-carbon future through energy management, renewable energy, and EV infrastructure.

On average, 30 percent of the energy consumed in commercial buildings is wasted.

Most organizations have limited budgets and in-house resources to address this issue. It shouldn’t be this way. That is why ecoPreserve acts as an extension of staff to provide strategic consulting services that optimize energy efficiency, reduce emissions, and save money. Our team of experts delivers results-oriented solutions to manage large building portfolios, incorporate clean energy technology, and expand electric-vehicle (EV) infrastructure.

Energy Efficiency

  • Energy engineering and portfolio energy management
  • Facility condition assessments and ASHRAE Level I & II audits
  • Building commissioning (Cx and RCx) and energy modeling
  • GHG measurement and carbon offset calculation
  • Utility cost audits
  • Rebate program administration

Renewable Energy

  • Renewable energy analysis
  • Microgrid and solar production design
  • Energy storage capacity analysis
  • Energy modeling
  • Lifecycle cost analysis
  • Project finance

Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

  • Electric vehicle (EV) and clean transportation program development, rate studies, and business case/models
  • Feasibilities studies for EV charging hubs configuration and location
  • Charging hub design and construction management
  • Grant application and administration
“ecoPreserve is an excellent partner that acts as a true extension of staff. We didn’t have the in-house resources, so we contracted ecoPreserve as our enterprise energy and sustainability program manager. Working with ecoPreserve makes my life easier and saves me time. They are results-oriented. They do more than gather data – they dig into the details to reveal the insight and move forward. They are also proactive, coming to us with grant opportunities and innovative approaches.”
– Robert Resetar Director of Engineering, Orlando Health

Organizations we serve

We’ve partnered with some of the largest organizations in the United States to achieve their sustainability and resiliency goals.

Energy Projects

Energy Management Services

Energy Project and Portfolio Management
Orlando Health

Orlando, Florida

Every $1 a non-profit healthcare organization saves on energy is equivalent to generating $20 in new revenues. To claim that benefit, Orlando Health pursued operational cost reductions through energy efficiency and technology.  

Hospitals consume up to 2.5 times more energy per square foot than commercial facilities. Health and safety services are provided 24 hours daily along with light, heating, cooling, and ventilation. Energy-intensive services such as medical equipment, kitchens, and laundries, must also be budgeted, managed, and maintained.  That planning cannot overlook backup energy generation requirements.  

The leaders at Orlando Health contracted ecoPreserve as the portfolio-wide energy manager, tasked with pursuing optimal energy use at hospital facilities across Central Florida. In 2020, initial stakeholder engagement brought together an interdepartmental team of management, staff, and contractors. Through this collaboration, the organization’s energy and sustainability goals were codified. Early progress toward those goals involved energy audits and capital improvement planning. Each retro-commissioning, lighting retrofit, and control system upgrade project achieved a further milestone and a further step toward goal accomplishment.

ecoPreserve has seen Orlando Health achieve significant energy and sustainability benefits through energy projects and portfolio management. The consulting team maintains a dashboard of utility analysis reports. Through that dashboard, executive leadership can view electricity, gas, water, and chilled water usage at individual facilities or companywide. That information, updated monthly, remains readily available for cost analysis and planning.

Project recap

Services: Building conditions assessment, analysis, and reporting. Advising on energy and environmental excellence certification for the facility.

Initiated: 2016, ongoing

Facilities: Orlando Health has 10 hospitals, as well as urgent care facilities, imaging centers, and cancer institute locations across Central Florida

Energy Management Services

Facility Condition Assessment 
City of Orlando

Orlando, Florida

The City of Orlando’s Northwest Neighborhood Center  had not been renovated or received mechanical improvements within the past 7 years. Because of the building’s age, city leadership saw opportunity to find necessary maintenance and to reduce operational costs while providing a healthier, ADA-compliant environment to staff and community members. A Facility Condition Assessment would find any essential improvements to assure compliance with Orlando’s Building Energy and Water Efficiency Strategy (BEWES) policy, while estimating and documenting any costs.

Our collaborative team with neighborhood center representatives focused the assessment on areas of the building that required immediate repair or appeared to not meet code. After assessing the property, structure, and mechanical systems, ecoPreserve documented the need for immediate repair in lighting and electrical systems, window seals, and preventive maintenance of the roof. The comprehensive final report included recommendations and cost estimates to upgrade center’s lighting from fluorescent to LED.

The City of Orlando now has thorough, engineer-approved documentation for repair and building systems improvements to its Northwest Neighborhood Center. In providing those, ecoPreserve has also recommended cost-effective environmental and workplace wellness improvements. The documentation can support ongoing initiatives to bring the facility beyond BEWES and code compliance.

Project recap

Services: Facility Condition Audit, Gap Analysis, Risk Assessment 

Completion: July 2020

Property: The neighborhood center is 25,000 square feet, on a 16.3 site.

Our mission is to empower organizations with solutions that reduce environmental impact, increase operational performance, and improve quality of life.
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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.