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2013.09.16 > For Immediate Release
contact: Charley Reed - University Communications
phone: 402.554.2129 - email: unonews@unomaha.edu

Nebraska Business Development Center Hosts Sustainability Seminar for Midwest Region

Omaha - Business leaders looking to have their buildings become nationally recognized as environmentally sustainable are invited to a two-day course being offers by the Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) on the campus of the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO).

On Thursday, Nov. 7 and Friday, Nov. 8, the NBDC will teach representatives from area businesses how to earn certification from Green Globes Professional, a national and affordable alternative to LEED certification.

The seminar takes place inside UNO's Mammel Hall on the university's Pacific Campus. Mammel Hall has been Gold Certified by LEED since 2011.

Green Globes promotes businesses to advance the overall environmental performance and sustainability of a wide range of commercial and governmental buildings.

The course will teach businesses the background, features and major components of Green Globes; a detailed explanation of the Green Globes assessment and certification process; all of the Green Globes modules, including new construction, continual improvement of existing buildings and healthcare buildings; and the organization of Green Globes criteria and point allocation.

The $875 fee includes application fee, materials and final exam plus initial two-year certification.

With a certified Green Globes Professional building, companies will be able to:

- Expand business opportunities to a broader client base
- Offer services to companies and organizations not pursuing LEED certification
- Consult on future Green Globes projects
- Facilitate the building certification process for your clients
- Play an important role in fostering practices that result in more energy-efficient, healthier and environmentally stable buildings

The instructor for the course is Sheryin Ansari, a general contractor with the Kiewit Corporation where he is responsible for developing sustainability programs for corporations, buildings and projects.

To register, please visit nbdc.unomaha.edu/training or contact Rick Yoder at 402.554.2521 or by email at ryoder@unomaha.edu.

Since 1977 the Nebraska Business Development Center has been providing management and technical assistance to businesses in Nebraska. The Nebraska Business Development Center is a department of the College of Business Administration, University of Nebraska at Omaha, located at Mammel Hall, 6708 Pine St., Omaha, Neb.

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