Members of the business community looking to expand their knowledge or employment marketability in the area of sustainability are invited to attend two Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) credentialing seminars at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) in March and April.
Both seminars will take place at Mammel Hall, located at 6708 Pine St.
IFMA Sustainability Facility Professional Seminar
In March, the NBDC will host a credentialing seminar for International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Sustainability Facility Professionals (SFP).
Facilitated by Rick Yoder, chief sustainability officer for UNO’s College of Business Administration, seminar sessions will be held on Thursday, March 20; Friday, March 21; and Wednesday, March 26, through Friday, March 28.
The seminar is designed to provide SFP credentials to those looking to play a key leadership role in developing, managing and operating sustainable facilities. Completion of the 40-hour course will earn 70 general continuing education hours for LEED-professional credential maintenance.
The program is open to the general public at a cost of $2,995, which will cover the cost of the course and all course materials.
While open to the public, the course is best suited for facility directors, operations managers, building owners, licensed engineers, licensed architects and LEED professionals.
Green Globes Certification Seminar
On Thursday, April 17, and Friday, April 18, NBDC will provide a “Green Globes Professional Certification” seminar.
Green Globes, a product of the Portland-based Green Building Initiative, is an affordable alternative to Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certification that is similarly recognized by the U.S. government. Green Globes provides onsite assessments of commercial and governmental buildings’ environmental performance and promotion of sustainability.
April’s NBDC seminar will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days and will be facilitated by Shervin Ansari, sustainability manager for Kiewit Corp. and a Green Building Initiative board member.
The two-day event will allow participants to obtain the minimum qualifications to be a Green Globes Professional. As a Green Globes Professional, participants will be able to serve as a consultant on Green Globes projects and facilitate the building certification process for any future clients.
The seminar is open to the general public at a cost of $875, which includes an application fee, materials, and final exam in addition to a two-year Green Globes certification.
While open to the public, the course is best suited for engineers, architects, building owners, property managers, investors, developers, sustainability experts and construction professionals.
For questions, please contact:
Kim Harter, NBDC marketing and outreach coordinator
Charley Reed, UNO media relations coordinator
About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.