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Workshop to address green buildings

jbrehm2, August 4, 2009 | View original publication

Workshop to address green buildings

Workshop to address green buildings
Improving energy efficiency in buildings is the focus of the Aug. 6 Net-Zero Energy, High-Performance Green Buildings workshop in Omaha.

As the nation strives to lessen its dependence on imported petroleum and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the federal government is allocating resources toward developing energy-efficient commercial buildings. The workshop’s goal is to identify immediate and future research, development and educational opportunities for green buildings, and to form partnerships between universities and industries.

Topics include strategizing ways to implement new building technologies; setting goals for developing more efficient homes and businesses; minimizing waste and environmental impact; and preparing the workforce and consumers for changes ahead. Speakers include Greg Stark, National Renewable Energy Lab; Ed Pollock, U.S. Department of Energy; and Neil Moseman, Nebraska Energy Office.

The workshop is hosted by the Charles W. Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction and co-sponsored by the Nebraska Center for Energy Sciences Research, the College of Engineering and UNL.