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ecoPreserve is a proven leader in Resource Lifecycle solutions.

We help large organizations and municipalities improve operations, reduce costs, and achieve Zero Waste through data-driven, efficiency-focused planning, program development and implementation.

Existing Buildings and Construction

  • Design review
  • Master planning
  • Waste composition and waste generation studies
  • Solid waste management assessment and gap analysis
  • Benchmarking and goals/metrics identification
  • Tracking and reporting
  • Financial and operation analysis
  • Policy and contract development
  • Program and change management
  • Strategic partnership development

Training and Education

  • Health and safety training
  • Waste and operational training

As landfills reach capacity and international recycling bans tighten, holistic waste management becomes essential to daily operations.

ecoPreserve brings a comprehensive set of practices to resource lifecycle management: analyzing waste generation, collection, processing, treatment, and disposal. This holistic approach leads to decisions that facilitate operations while protecting the environment.

The path to zero waste

Orlando International Airport

Airports are complex environments from a waste management standpoint because of varied tenant activities (airlines, food services, retail, rental car) and diverse waste composition.

The Sustainability Management Plan for Orlando International Airport sets a goal of 50% waste diversion from landfill by 2020. To address this, the airport contracted ecoPreserve to develop and implement a comprehensive waste roadmap. The program has increased waste diversion from 12% to 24%. ecoPreserve was also contracted to oversee C&D waste on the Airport expansion efforts. To date, those have resulted in a 97% diversion rate in Construction & Demolition waste.

Diving deep into waste management

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

At Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) Airport, ecoPreserve analyzed a waste management system the size of Manhattan.  Preliminary assessment involved material flow mapping, stakeholder interviews, and waste composition studies.

In their report, ecoPreserve documented process improvements, strategic partnerships, contract modifications, and equipment purchase requirements. Those and other long and short-term recommendations address DFW’s waste diversion goal of Zero Waste by 2050.

Creating the design for the future

Florida Hospital Networks

Infrastructure needs and medical regulations bring unique challenges to managing hospital waste. To address those challenges, ecoPreserve is developing a sustainable Design Guidelines Manual (DGM) for the Florida Hospital Network. The manual focuses on waste infrastructure design, ensuring that future hospital development includes adequate space for waste management needs.

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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.