COVID-19 prevention, response, and recovery

GBAC STAR™

Facility Accreditation

Outbreak prevention, response, and recovery accreditation from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC). Managed by GBAC-Trained Technicians at ecoPreserve… with and for your team.
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PREPARING FACILITIES

GBAC STAR™ is a comprehensive cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention system of best practices tailored to any type of building. ecoPreserve manages the process, drawing on more than a decade of environmental certification achievements at hospitals, conference centers, airports, and facilities nationwide.

EQUIPPING TEAMS

As your facility is brought from current to best-practice state, your team participates and learns at each step. The goals, actions, equipment, and supplies needed are documented as the basis for onboarding, periodic training, and maintenance as well as for public communication.

Events before, during, and after accreditation:

  1. We collaborate in creating a team to implement best practices in cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention at your facility, based on and responsive to CDC/NIH guidelines and government regulations.
  2. ecoPreserve manages the program, ensuring that all 20 elements of the program are in place, earning the accreditation and minimizing infectious disease risk to employees, customers, and the community.
  3. You receive specific, customized best practice policy and procedures. The complete documentation includes emergency response and worker health plans.

The Global Biorisk Advisory Council’s GBAC STAR™ accreditation provides third-party validation to ensure the implementation of rigorous protocols in response to biorisk situations. GBAC is a division of the worldwide cleaning association, ISSA.

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.