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EcoProducts and Services Center
The Eco Products and Services Center (EPSC) is a one-stop solution center for a broad variety of green products and services. EPSC is designed to make the process of researching, locating and selecting green products and services more convenient for consumers. The center’s stated mission is to reduce waste and increase energy efficiency by making the process of researching, locating and selecting green products and services more convenient for consumers.
EPSC customers benefit from our knowledgeable staff available to evaluate green product claims, labeling standards and provide information on the installation of products. The EPSC along with a variety of green products and services information in one location also offers information on best practices and access to other green resources including, nonprofits, utilities, websites and research.
Perhaps the liveliest and most increasingly popular offering of the EPSC is T.G.I.T. (Think Green It’s Thursday) gatherings—a happy hour for everyone wanting to learn more about the various aspects of sustainability. T.G.I.T. attendees have been enthusiastic about such programs as “Current and Future Climate Change: What Does It Mean for Nebraska?”, presented by Dr. Tapan Pathak, UNL Extensoin educator in climate variability, and “Bike Inspiration: Power and Art” presented by local resue artist Michael Walter.
The exhibit/display area of EPSC is a flexible, modular space that allows green vendors to promote their services or products, creating a kind of clearinghouse for all things green, all under one roof. EPSC exhibitors know that even though awareness of green products and services will grow, consumers face barriers. Reliable green products and services information is broadly dispersed and difficult to collect and consumers often find green product certifications and marketing confusing. Companies marketing green products and services need their products to not only stand out but be featured in a crowded and confusing market. EPSC solves that.
Created in 2010 under the Nebraska Center for Sustainable Construction (NCSC) (joining two other existing divisions: EcoStores Nebraska and DeConstruction Nebraska), EPSC is a “doing business as [dba]” division of the non-profit Joslyn Institute for Sustainable Communities, with offices in Lincoln and Omaha.
The EPSC is part of EcoStores Nebraska, a building material and supplies reuse center, located at 530 West P Street. EcoStores Nebraska combined with EPSC forms a complete and comprehensive community center of green design and construction information unique to Lincoln and the Flatwater metro region.