Environmental

We provide environmental solutions in waste management, occupational health and safety, and regulatory compliance.

Waste management

Our industry experts work closely with solid waste program managers and their teams to develop strategic plans that effectively meet their organization’s waste reduction, diversion, and recycling objectives. Beyond planning, we also guide the long-term development and implementation of waste and recycling programs through stakeholder engagement, operational training, compliance assurance, process improvement, and ongoing reporting.
  • Local, state, and federal regulatory compliance and reporting
  • Resource lifecycle assessments
  • Operational analysis and training
  • Waste composition and feasibility studies
  • Marketing research and community engagement
  • Zero Waste planning and program development
  • Contracting and procurement optimization
  • Infrastructure design review

Occupational Health and Safety

We partner with our clients to provide safe and healthy workplaces. Our Certified Industrial Hygienists and occupational health specialists deliver professional solutions to public and private organizations to meet regulatory requirements, improve operations, reduce costs, and increase occupant satisfaction.
  • Safety audits and program development
  • Environmental and occupational exposure assessments
  • Indoor air quality assessments
  • Mold assessments and remediation protocols
  • Asbestos inspection and abatement services
  • Safety and risk training
  • Ergonomics evaluations
  • I-BEAM audits
Our dedicated team of licensed professionals includes a Certified Industrial Hygienist, Certified Safety Professional, Certified Professional Ergonomist, Associate Risk Managers, Licensed Mold Assessors, and Certified Asbestos Inspectors.

Regulatory Compliance

Our professional engineers and technical experts conduct site assessments and environmental monitoring to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Comprehensive environmental consulting
  • Stormwater pollution prevention plans for construction sites
  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act programs
  • Environmental gap assessments
  • Public meetings and presentations
  • Permit compliance consulting
  • 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, Engineering
    Orlando Health
  • They made our facility accreditation application process smoother and quicker than we could have ever anticipated

    “Everyone at ecoPreserve is incredibly knowledgeable, pleasant to work with, and passionate about what they do. They made our facility accreditation application process smoother and quicker than we could have ever anticipated. Thank you for your dedication to making our facilities better.”
    Andrew Sims – Director of Operations
    Spectra Venue Management
  • The entire team tirelessly and passionately promotes sustainability in design, construction, and operations

    “I truly enjoy working with the ecoPreserve team. Their ability to effectively communicate sustainability, gain support, gather data, analyze, and move to action, is remarkable. The entire team tirelessly and passionately promotes sustainability in design, construction, and operations while exhibiting a refreshing honesty and understanding of the practical needs of business leaders.”
    Aviation Professional

Organizations we serve

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

Environmental Projects

Environmental Services

Recycling Quality Improvement Program
Orange County Government

Orlando, Florida

Contamination in the recycling collected from Orange County’s 1.1 million residents was approaching a 15% threshold. Any greater percentage of non-recyclable materials, waste, or dirt collected at curbside would trigger rejection at a Materials Recovery Facility. Truckloads of rejected recycling might be sent to a landfill. To avoid more accumulated waste and transport expense, Orange County Government initiated an audit and education program.

ecoPreserve’s recycling audit team visually audited recycling bin contents across the county, bin-by-bin. Hangtags were placed on any of the blue-lidded bins where contaminated materials were found. On those tags, graphics and text explained which contents should have instead gone into a green-lidded trash bin. Team members shared best recycling practices with residents. At the same time, essential data was collected to monitor improvement resulting from the Recycling Quality Improvement Program.

The results are positive. Current visual audits of recycled materials and recorded data both show a decrease in contamination. One-on-one education has improved resident awareness, resulting in more loads accepted at the recovery facilities. Where ecoPreserve participated, percentages of accepted recycled materials have increased from 42% to 88%. Documentation of where success is greatest and where needs remain can help Orange County target future efforts toward improved recycling quality and reduced landfill diversion.

Project recap

Services: Recycling audits, county resident education

Initiated: 2019; currently in-progress

Environmental Services

Jacksonville Laboratory Porter Building
Florida Department of Health

Jacksonville, Florida

Before renovating two floors of the Jacksonville Laboratory Porter Building, the Florida Department of Health wanted to be certain that the work would not impact indoor air quality. Other floors in that older building would remain open and occupied, so the risk of asbestos contamination was a significant public health concern. 

In an initial walkthrough, trained and certified specialists from ecoPreserve collected samples of materials throughout both floors. They collected samples of any potentially hazardous materials, including thermal insulation and floor, wall, and ceiling materials. 

Analysis of materials has determined where asbestos was found. As the project continues, ecoPreserve is providing qualified supervision of the necessary abatement. They also are preparing a final report which will be presented to the Florida Department of Health. 

Because of this ongoing analysis and abatement, laboratory employees and the public can access other areas of the Porter Building, even during renovations on two floors. The indoor air quality remains safe, free of any carcinogenic hazard from asbestos.

Project recap

Services: Asbestos survey, specification development, and abatement supervision

Initiated: 2019; currently in-progress

Area: Approx. 9,000 square-feet per floor

Environmental Services

AdventHealth Celebration Hospital facility

Celebration, Florida

Employee surveys at the hospital included requests for a recycling program. Hospital administrators learned that many employees were taking recyclables home for curbside residential recycling. 

AdventHealth Celebration’s leadership had heard about ecoPreserve’s planning and participation in the successful recycling program at AdventHealth Apopka. They reached out to ecoPreserve, expressing their goals for waste minimization and diversion. A “Green Team”, organized with ecoPreserve support, would further develop the hospital’s Solid Waste Management (SWM) program. Managers and other representatives from every department would participate. 

ecoPreserve participated in a comprehensive site assessment with the Green Team to identify specific SWM challenges. As a result of the assessment, clearly labelled recycling bins were placed in guest areas, break rooms, and areas determined to require high-volume collection. ecoPreserve assisted with implementing the recycling program by developing a customized training manual and leading on-site staff training.

After thirty days, ecoPreserve conducted audits of collection bin materials. Over 72% of the materials were clean. That success was shared with the Green Team, department managers, and reported in the staff newsletter. Refinements followed, based on photos of common contaminants, and determining where bins could be better placed. A second audit found all issues resolved and the recycling program running smoothly.

Project recap

Services: Waste minimization and recycling program plan, process improvement recommendations, visual waste composition studies 

Completion: October 2020

Property: 315,000 square-foot facility

For the past ten years, recognized by U.S. News and World Report as “One of America’s Best Hospitals”

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
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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.