Eco-Alpha Recognized as City of Sacramento Community Partner – Comstock’s Magazine



SACRAMENTO – Eco-Alpha Environmental and Engineering Services, Inc. featured in Comstock’s Magazine May 2019 Issue as a City of Sacramento Community Partner for vanguard, innovative, and sustainable environmental and engineering solutions to benefit all.

Established in 2013, Eco-Alpha Environmental and Engineering Services is headquartered in Sacramento with projects throughout California. The firm’s specialties are rooted in its founders’ expertise.

CEO Melanie Okoro, Ph.D., a former scientist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, guides the firm’s environmental projects, backed by 15 years of experience in the areas of environmental regulatory and permitting compliance. Former director of facilities for the Golden 1 Center, Eco-Alpha Co-Owner and President Uzoma Okoro’s experiences as a high- performance engineering professional is the foundation of the company’s engineering services, including consulting and facility operation and maintenance.

Eco-Alpha streamlines the regulatory and permitting compliance processes for environmental clients and employs stationary engineers to operate and maintain Class-A commercial buildings. The firm serves clients in the commercial, water, transportation, utilities, health care and government sectors. With a roster of clients including Brennan Properties, California Department of General Services, Vitalant and Kitchell, Eco-Alpha has doubled in contract size every year for the past three years and has more than 95 percent repeat clients.


The California Department of General Services recently enlisted Eco-Alpha to train engineering staff from Sacramento to Los Angeles via the firm’s custom High Performance Building Engineering Program (HPBEP). “Combining innovation with execution is the key to training the next generation of engineers,” says Uzoma. “We’re at the vanguard of Sacramento’s renaissance, expanding our methods beyond our company to benefit the clients’ we serve, our entire industries’ STEM workforce and to see Sacramento thrive,” says Melanie.

Eco-Alpha’s priority is to lift as it climbs, whether it’s training the next generation of STEM professionals, supporting academic institutions or charitable contributions that align with the firm’s values.

“We see challenges as opportunities, identifying problems to solve and pushing boundaries of service standards. That’s why we’ve grown every year we’ve been in business,” notes Uzoma. Melanie concludes, “We love being based in Sacramento and want to see our industries thrive here.”

Read more in the latest issue of Comstock’s Magazine.

About Eco-Alpha

Eco-Alpha’s environmental division helps clients streamline the environmental state and federal regulatory and permitting CEQA, NEPA, and ESA compliance processes. Eco-Alpha’s engineering division provides facilities support services and employs stationary engineers to operate and maintain Class-A commercial buildings. In 2017, we expanded our service offerings to meet the growing demands of the industries we serve. A key component of our service include workforce development training and general engineering project management for construction activities related to public work projects. Our firm serves client markets in the commercial, water, transportation, utilities, health care and government sectors. For more information visit





Earth Day 2019 – A Time for Reflection – Endangered Species Protection


At Eco-Alpha, the celebration of Earth Day represents a time for our company to reflect on the importance of natural resource protection and the role we can play to protect our planet.


“In the end, we will conserve only what we love;

we will love only what we understand and

we will understand only what we are taught.”

Baba Dioum


The endangered Coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) is a part of the Art of Bees series featured endangered species mural in Sacramento, California.  The importance and beauty of endangered species like coho salmon is not only reflected in Sacramento; 13 mural sites from New York to California are dedicated to educating the public on endangered species.

“My first assignment as a biologist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries) was to work with a group of passionate fisheries professionals on the Coho Recovery Plan in Santa Rosa, CA.  Now, I’m proud to have Eco-Alpha team of technical experts work on projects that support the protection of listed threatened and endangered fish species and to see their numbers increase since 2005 is remarkable,” says Melanie Harrison Okoro, Ph.D (Principal and CEO, Eco-Alpha).

Eco-Alpha environmental division provides technical assistance to help our clients better protect threatened and endangered species.

Our goals are to:

  • Advise our clients about the impacts of their plans and projects on species and their habitats.
  • Plan victories that help our clients protect a broad groups of species and their habitats.
  • Analyze the impacts of utility, transportation, infrastructure, restoration projects and plans on species and their habitats.
  • Design and implement conservation actions and measures that add value to every project that involves threatened and endangered species.

Want to learn more about how we help our clients create thriving sustainable communities (click here).

Foot note: Endangered Species mural of coho salmon painted by artist Louis Masai in Sacramento, California. Photo courtesy of United States Fish and Wildlife Services (USFWS) website.