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Climate and Sustainability Planner

ecoPreserve is seeking to hire an associate to execute projects on climate resilience. Our team works with all levels of government and private industry to enhance the resilience of energy, water, and transportation systems, other critical infrastructure, and the vital societal and natural elements that make our communities whole.

Fleet and Electric Vehicle Associate

ecoPreserve is seeking to hire a Fleet and Electric Vehicle Associate to execute projects focused on clean energy and electric vehicle projects. Our team works with electric utilities, local governments, state and federal agencies, transit agencies, and the private sector on projects involving electric vehicle charging infrastructure, decarbonization studies, battery storage, fleet electrification, and policy analysis. ecoPreserve is looking for an individual with experience and interest in the field of sustainable transportation.

Electrical Engineer/Project Manager

ecoPreserve is seeking an experienced Lead Electrical Engineer to support projects that integrate distributed energy resources, electric vehicles, and other technologies into the utility grid. The successful candidate may also support the analysis and development of microgrids for climate resiliency. This position may lead projects and/or project teams to help analyze, integrate, and optimize components including energy storage, renewable energy, and charging infrastructure through collaboration with governments, and industry partners. The Lead Electrical Engineer/Project Manager may provide technical assistance for comprehensive, resilient, energy strategies for ports, airports, communities, and military installations.
Alexa Stone, Founder of ecoPreserve

A note from the President:

Thanks for visiting our website. I founded ecoPreserve LLC, a certified female-owned, sustainability and resiliency consulting company in 2009. To understand what led me to where we are today, allow me to share a few details from my background. I grew up in the Pacific Northwest in a family that enjoyed backpacking, mountain climbing, and skiing. My older brother, my younger sister, and I raced through Douglas Firs, dodging streams, and slipping on moss in our bucolic paradise.

After college at the University of Colorado, Old Dominion, and UCLA (for Intensive Mandarin Chinese), I moved to Beijing, China, and worked as a graduate instructor at the Chinese Academy of Science.  The year was 1989, the year when students protested political corruption and demanded democracy, economic reform, and freedom of speech.  The government declared martial law and forced my return to the U.S. after just over a year. 

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In the U.S. I joined a start-up engineering company importing printed circuit boards from China and Taiwan.  After five years and rapid growth in a startup, I was eager to understand the dynamics of corporate employment. I joined Home Depot Supply as the Lighting & Energy Manager.  After participating in Economic Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant applications leading to massive LED lighting conversions, including innovative solar LED applications, I knew I wanted to go a step further.  Improving energy efficiency is the start, but I wanted to participate in comprehensive sustainability to include sustainability planning, air quality, solid waste management, livability, and occupant health and wellness. I will always be grateful to Home Depot for supporting the launch of my business as ecoPreserve’s very first client.  

Over the past years, ecoPreserve has grown from three individuals to an extraordinary team of 20 sustainability, engineering, architecture, climate, and planning professionals:

  • We have administered sustainable design, construction, and operations certification projects impacting over 50 million squared feet of occupied space
  • We have launched the careers of countless interns, 
  • We have offered numerous internship programs, typically for recent college graduates, to allow new sustainability professionals to start their careers with hands-on, front-line experience in our industry. 
  • We have participated in countless community clean-ups, educational programs, and volunteer projects.
  • We have developed an innovative social equity program so that for every large project we win, the community wins through our “give-back” program.
  • We are proud to support a multitude of environmentally oriented nonprofits and keep our focus on global change through local efforts.
  • We are moving toward carbon neutrality as an organization. We have minimized our operational carbon footprint and offset the balance through local carbon sequestration programs. We also sponsor 75% of the personal carbon footprint of ecoPreserve team members who choose to offset it, as well.

ecoPreserve is honored to have clients form from the local, state, and federal government, utility providers, hospitals, universities, and private industry. 

ecoPreserve Team Members are not average, our company is not average, and our service is not average.  We deliver Beyond.  We provide excellence in every deliverable, service, and client interaction and always strive to exceed our clients’ expectations. 

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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.