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Utility cost savings begin with benchmarking

In the U.S., buildings consume an estimated 40% of the country’s energy.[1] Large commercial buildings also use a an estimated 2.3% of the public water supply.[2] Consumption of energy and water utilities at that volume has environmental, social, and balance sheet impact. The impact can and should be managed. Benchmarking can be a starting point for that initiative. […]

How Orlando brings greater green to developers and the community

The City of Orlando has targeted a 20% reduction in total electricity consumption. The baseline year for that goal was 2010 when per capita consumption was 12,003 KwH. A related 2040 goal aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 90% below 2007 levels.[1] Towards those achievements, the city has initiated a Green Building Incentive Program (GBIP). […]

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 […]
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Meeting the challenge of building energy use and CO2 emissions

Commercial buildings consume 35 percent of the electricity generated in the U.S. They send 826 million metric tons of carbon dioxide into the troposphere. That volume is 16 percent of all U.S. CO2 emissions. It’s expected to grow 1.8% by 2030.[1] The trend is not inevitable. Best practices in the construction, renovation, commissioning, and certification of better buildings can […]

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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Landers Center earns GBAC STAR accreditation

ecoPreserve, LLC is pleased to announce that the Landers Center in Southaven, Mississippi has been awarded GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation for implementing best practices that enhance the health and safety of fans, concessionaires, and staff members at this 8,400-seat arena. A GBAC STAR assessment provides a framework of 20 program elements[1] for disinfecting, cleaning, and […]
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Two certifications focus on a healthier building environment

Two certification programs respond to today’s need for healthier buildings. The WELL Building Standard (WELL) and Fitwel have both have been implemented at leading global organizations. Their common purpose is to improve the health and well-being of building occupants. WELL certification 4,288 projects across 62 countries are applying WELL Building Standard. This is bringing optimal […]
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Energy Efficiency Quiz

This short quiz focuses on ways to achieve building energy efficiency, including the use of three powerful tools that are available free online! [watu 4]

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 […]