The OPPD Omaha Service Center project received the American Council of Engineering Companies-Nebraska Grand Award at the 2012 Engineering Excellence Awards ceremony held at Hillcrest Country Club in Lincoln, Neb. on Feb. 21, 2012.
The Grand Award is a representation of the top overall winner for engineering excellence. Judges recognized the project for its value to the community in regards to energy efficiency and sustainable design.
John Rickert, AIA, LEED AP; Bill Cramer, AIA; Russ Sack, P.E., LEED AP; Pat Birch, AIA, LEED AP; Brock Beran, P.E.; and Frank Comisar, AIA and representatives from OPPD and UNMC were present at the ACEC ceremony to accept the award.
The OPPD Omaha Service Center is a real world test bed for new energy technologies in the Omaha climate. Schemmer worked with OPPD to meet the goals of the new Omaha Service Center which earned a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification under the rating system of the U.S. Green Building Council.