Affiliations

U.S. Green Building Council of Central and South Florida

LPC LEED Team

LPC LEED Team

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 Orlando program. The goal of this effort to be a catalyst in the evolution towards more sustainable and greener tourism and convention destination by including all facets of the hospitality industry. Click to see a video of the efforts!

IDEAS For Us (IDEAS)

IDEAS funds action projects, measures their impact, and leverages partners worldwide in support of innovative environmental solutions. As a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) member, ecoPreserve participates in educating, engaging, and empowering communities.

100 Women Strong

Working in conjunction with the Central Florida Foundation, the 100 Women Strong organization is dedicated empowering Central Florida women and children. The non-profit has three guiding principles:

  • CONNECT
    To reach out, welcome, and build relationships among women united in their desire to improve the lives of women and children.
  • INSPIRE
    To inspire youth in philanthropy and develop a membership of educated philanthropists.
  • EMPOWER
    To collaborate with funding partners and community organizations, empowering women and children.

Central Florida Energy Efficiency Alliance

In 2008, Alexa Stone was a founding member of the Central Florida Energy Efficiency Alliance in 2008 which launched the award winning Kilowatt Crackdown Challenge that benchmarked over 2000 buildings in Central Florida! The challenge got national recognition and Orange County Environmental Protection Division received the 2011 ENERGY STAR Award for Excellence for the efforts.

The International Facility Management Association

Established in 1990 as a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation, the IFMA Foundation works for the public good to promote priority the professionalism of the building industry. As active members of the Orlando Chapter, ecoPreserve supports education through editing of the IFMA Foundation Manuals.

Alexa with Mayor Crotty

ecoPreserve President Alexa Stone shares a high-five with Mayor Crotty.

At the OCCC

Staffing the IFMA table at the OCCC

IFMA Exhibit

IFMA Exhibit

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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
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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.

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.