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Morrissey Engineering takes diligent approach to “being green”

By Kevin Warneke, Omaha World-Herald

Morrissey Engineering takes sustainability seriously, said founding principal George
Morrissey . . .  “When we decided to build new in 2008, we knew that sustainability had to be featured throughout the building,” Morrissey said. The return on that investment came when the company earned platinum, or top, certification for its environmental performance from the U.S. Green Building Council. Read the entire article here.

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Jared Friesen, Renewable Energy Specialist and Electrical Project Manager at Morrissey Engineering, is a Nebraskans for Solar board member and the organization’s immediate past president.

The Board of Directors of Nebraskans for Solar are pleased to welcome Jared Friesen to our Advisory Board

Jared Friesen is a project manager at Morrissey Engineering Inc (MEI), who specializes in small commercial to utility-scale renewable energy projects. He provides consulting services in photovoltaic (PV) performance and economic analysis exercises, designs and specifies systems, and leads the construction of solar projects throughout the region and beyond. Additionally, he provides an American Institute of Architects (AIA) accredited presentation to the architectural community on how to best incorporate photovoltaic that appropriately optimizes power production, reliability, economics, and aesthetics.

Jared is a licensed Professional Engineer with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln (UNL). He is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) accredited professional and has received advanced training through Solar Energy International’s industry-recognized training program. In 2010 he was instrumental in bringing solar energy to Morrissey Engineering’s LEED Platinum certified office building at 4940 North 118th Street. A major expansion of that system was made in 2014, resulting in its current production of 20-25% of the building’s total energy needs.

About Morrissey Engineering Inc
Morrissey Engineering was the first building in Nebraska to be awarded the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification, the highest certification level achievable.

27 kW Photovoltaic System Expansion, by Jared Friesen 

View the 4940 Building’s Live Solar Output here:

Downtown Residence Inn project indicates Green Globes certification process is gaining traction

by Cole Epley / World-Herald staff writer

When First Hospitality Group Inc. embarked on the $23 million project to convert downtown Omaha’s old federal building into a Residence Inn by Marriott, officials had a choice of green building standards.

They could have chosen standards set by the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, or LEED. After all, that’s the path more than 20,000 other commercial projects across the world, including other Marriott hotels, have taken to measure and certify their relative “green-ness” in terms of low environmental impact and energy efficiency.

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