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Omaha Service Center

 
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Sustainable Facility Open for Business

Omaha Service Center Certified as LEED Platinum Building

The new Omaha Service Center, notable for its modern design and environmentally sustainable construction, opened for business on Monday, April 18. The new 69,000-square foot facility is located on a 13-acre tract on Lindbergh Drive near the Storz Expressway. It replaces the service center on South Saddle Creek Road.

Among numerous "green" features are lots of glass for natural light in offices and windows that can be opened to admit fresh air in spring and fall, said Clint Langan, project engineer - Facilities Management. 

OPPD expects to earn at least a LEED gold rating under the rating system of the U.S. Green Building Council. The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification signifies an environmentally-sustainable building.

 

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The new center  includes green features like a 60-kilowatt array of solar panels, a 1.2-kilowatt vertical-axis wind turbine and LED yard lighting. It also features sustainability features like water-saving plumbing fixtures and recyclable outside siding.

OPPD is incorporating the sustainability features to demonstrate in part their applicability, a benefit for customers interested in the application.

The new Omaha Center was made possible by a land swap between longtime neighbors UNMC and OPPD. 

Dozens of OPPD workers, who will be based at the new building, are tasked with repairing and maintaining power lines and underground cable in the metro area. OPPD also has service centers in Elkhorn, Papillion and Syracuse, as well as smaller T&D offices in Ashland, Blair, North Bend and Tecumseh.


Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)

The design means improved performance in five key areas of environment and human health:

  • Energy efficiency
  • Indoor environmental quality
  • Materials selection
  • Sustainable site development
  • Water savings
 

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