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Our professional community

U.S. Green Building Council of Central and South Florida As proud national members of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), it is our responsibility to advance the local chapters and community. ecoPreserve’s leadership began as founders and continue as active members of the Hospitality Advocacy Committee of Central and South Florida and the Green Destination […]

Earth Day 2015 at Orlando International Airport

If you were walking around Orlando International Airport (OIA) on Tuesday April 22nd, you may have spotted the Bag Monster roaming the ARTport in the Main Terminal, as part of OIA’s Earth Day event. Organized by the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) Green Team, Green Destination Orlando, and ecoPreserve, Earth Day at OIA was a […]

Orlando’s Sustainability Taskforce

ecoPreserve’s President, Alexa Stone, was appointed by Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer to serve on the new City’s Sustainability Taskforce. Dyer made the announcement at the State of Downtown Address at the new LEED Gold Certified Amway Center. The Taskforce, Chaired by former Orange County Mayor Richard Crotty, will act in an advisory role for policy […]

Alexa Stone Earns IF​MA’s Sustainable Facility Professional Designation​

Alexa Stone, ecoPreserve’s president, has added IFMA’s Sustainable Facility Professional (SFP) designation to her list of sustainable Facility Management credentials. The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) has developed a specific assessment-based certificate program called the Sustainable Facility Professional (SFP) credential in sustainability. The SFP credential enables professionals to use knowledge-based and data-driven methods to successfully implement […]

A return visit to the AEE World Energy Engineering Congress

We were honored to speak once again the Association of Energy Engineers 35th World Energy Engineering Congress, held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA. ecoPreserve joined an impressive list of industry experts, representing its pivotal role as ENERGY STAR Service and Product Provider. The session focused on the role that ENERGY STAR […]
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BOMA Orlando Member of the Year

BOMA Orlando President Diane Sitzer chose Alexa Stone to receive the President’s Award recognizing the association’s 2009 outstanding member of the year. Stone was chosen for her commitment to the community and sustainability in Central Florida. She has chaired BOMA’s Green Committee, facilitated green building courses, taught preparation classes for the U.S. Green Building Council’s […]
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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.