NBDC state headquarters are in UNO's College of Business Administration, one of the first buildings in the NU system to be LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified. WHAT IS LEED CERTIFICATION?
Sustainability and Green Business Practice
IFMA Sustainability facility professional credential
$1,600 scholarship available. No application necessary.LEED-certified professionals earn 70 general CE hours for credential maintenance. MORE INFORMATION
Energy Efficiency Assistance
NBDC provides energy efficiency screening, helps businesses find financing opportunities for energy efficiency improvements and quantifies the energy savings.
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Waste Reduction Kaizens
NBDC Kaizen events for waste reduction and sustainable business practice are led by NIST/MEP-certified lean manufacturing consultants. For more informaton call Renee Held at 402-564-0105 or EMAIL.
Funding for Green Innovation
SBIR and STTR programs are competitive grant programs, investing more than $2.2 billion of federal research funds in small businesses. NBDC consultants help innovators navigate the proposal submission process. MORE INFORMATION
Resources for P2 Professionals, Agencies, Businesses
Pollution Prevention Regional Information Center (P2RIC.org) provides quick and easy access via the web to information and resources for professionals and agencies that serve the waste reduction needs of business and industry in EPA Region 7. Resources include online library, service directory, topic hubs and training event calendar. MORE INFO AT P2RIC.org
Call Rick Yoder at 402-554-6257 or EMAIL
What is LEED?
LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.
Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED provides building owners and operators a concise framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.
LEED is flexible enough to apply to all building types – commercial as well as residential. It works throughout the building lifecycle – design and construction, operations and maintenance, tenant fitout, and significant retrofit. And LEED for Neighborhood Development extends the benefits of LEED beyond the building footprint into the neighborhood it serves.
LEED also makes business sense, benefitting commerical building owners as well as tenants.
LEED, whose name originates from the acronym for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, was launched in March 2000.