Sustainable Buildings. Sustainable Future.
As of March 2020, I have decided to relocate to the United States. My company in Singapore, Ecostep Building Pte Ltd has been dissolved. However, I am still available to do LEED, WELL, and sustainability consulting in the US. I am in the process of reinventing myself, exploring career possibilities in the US, as I am sure many of us are during this crisis with the COVID-19 pandemic. Stay tuned for further developments as I re-establish myself here in the United States.
Stay well and safe.
Who we are and how we help.
EcoStep Building Pte Ltd is a consultancy advising clients on sustainable building design and helping them to achieve green building certifications. We also specialize in health and wellness building designs and consulting.
Based in Singapore, EcoStep Building services all of Southeast Asia.
We work with owners, developers, construction contractors, and facility managers. We advise them on sustainable building design and operations to benefit the environment and create healthier environments for occupants.
Our services provide extensive solutions to building design to improve its energy efficiency, water efficiency, indoor air quality, comfort, energy efficiency and to make it a healthier space. We can take you through all phases of a project from design concept to construction to project hand-over.
We can also provide LEED, Green Mark, WELL, RESET, and EDGE certifications.
Contact us today for a complimentary consultation to see if working together on your next project is a good fit for us.
The Mission of Ecostep Building is to leave the world a better built environment for future generations.
Why We Are Passionate About EcoStep Building Design
Buildings are a major contributor to climate change.
Buildings consume 40% of all global energy. Global building greenhouse gas emissions are set to reach 84 gigatonnes of CO2 (GtCO2) by 2050². They have a major impact on the environment.
The damage generated by buildings must be addressed along with agriculture and automotive emissions if we are to slow down the temperature warming of the planet.
Buildings also consume 18% of all water in the United States. Water supplies are dwindling worldwide and water efficiency in buildings can help curb this trend.
Ecostep Building is also here to help clients design and operate high performance, healthier buildings. Sustainable, green structures can contribute significantly to the financial bottom line.
Green buildings have a lower operating cost saving energy and water over the life of the building.
For example, in the US LEED buildings report almost 20% lower maintenance costs than typical commercial buildings, and green building retrofit projects typically decrease operation costs by almost 10 % in just one year³.
A payback for most green building comes in 3-5 years. Green buildings are also known to have more asset value and can command higher rent premiums for corporate spaces.
- Howe, J.C. (2010). Overview of green buildings. National Wetlands Newsletter, 33(1).
- World Green Building Council: About Green Building. url: https://www.worldgbc.org/benefits-green-buildings
- US Green Building Council – Benefit of Green Building url: https://new.usgbc.org/press/benefits-of-green-building.
Ecostep Building Blog
On October 16 John Covello of Ecstep Building Pte Ltd was a panelist for a hospitality discussion at AMCHAM Singapore. The event was well attended by members of the local hospitality industry. The hospitality industry now embraces sustainability initiatives that go...
As of 18 July 2019 John Covello can now act as a RESET AP consultant. The RESET™ Standard is created and administered by GIGA, who aim to improve indoor environments and occupant health on a global scale. RESET combines the development of live monitoring and cloud...
Ecostep Building Pte Ltd and Thinkstep-SGS have formed a partnership for the promotion and facilitation of EDGE green building certification in the SE Asian Region. Ecostep Building Pte Ltd has recently made a partnership agreement with thinkstep-SGS to provide...
Low Price... High Risk? The lowest price is not always the best way to hire a LEED project credit-related consultant. When you hire project consultants and contractors, sometimes the most expensive thing you can do is to choose the lowest bidder. Here is a simple...
The Synergies of Project Management and LEED Sustainable building design Recently in my travels around Southeast Asia I’ve had a chance to talk to project managers, architects, green building experts, and real estate developers about LEED projects. LEED stands for...
Simplifying LEED through the use of BIM software. The use of BIM (Building Information Modeling) software in the design and construction industry has significantly increased over the last 15 years. This tool has been a great aid, helping conceptualize buildings in a...
Many companies around the world are asking; how can we create a healthier more productive workplace for our staff? One of the key issues is how to create healthier building spaces. One system provides a comprehensive way for companies to address this and has shown...
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