A Green Building Workshop in Nebraska

first_imgIf you’re in commercial or residential construction in the Midwest, one resource for green building research is the University of Nebraska, which on Thursday is presenting a one-day workshop on the Department of Energy’s plans to bring net-zero-energy buildings to market by 2025.While the focus of the event – formally titled High-Performance Green Buildings: Research, Development, Education and Training Opportunities Collaborative Workshop – will be commercial construction, the panelists include Edward Pollack, the residential construction research-and-development team leader for the DOE’s Building Technologies Program. Pollock will discuss new developments in Washington, D.C., regarding residential energy use.Other workshop topics include “Life-Cycle Assessment of Buildings: How to Minimize Resource Utilization, Waste and Environmental Impact” and “Preparing the ‘Green Collar’ Workforce and Consumer Behavior.”The workshop hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at the Scott Conference Center, on the University of Nebraska’s campus in Omaha. Click here for registration details.last_img

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