Rick Nelson
Manager, Building Systems Maintenance, UNL

On behalf of the Board of Regents, I am pleased to present a KUDOS award to Rick Nelson. Rick is manager of Building Systems Maintenance at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Energy rate increases continue to present a challenge to the university. Behind the scenes, UNL’s utility consumption is minimized by efficient operations of the hundreds of building mechanical systems that heat and cool UNL buildings. Rick Nelson has been instrumental in implementing energy conservation algorithms in more than 80 buildings monitored and controlled by UNL’s Energy Management Control System. During this process Rick has repeatedly demonstrated his expert knowledge using these software algorithms to reduce energy consumption in the various campus buildings. The resulting optimization, energy conservation, and consequent cost savings are indicative of his exemplary service to the university. Today, I am please to award Rick Nelson with a KUDOS award. Joining him today is his wife, Suzette.
Pictured: Pictured: Chancellor Perlman; wife, Suzette Nelson; Rick Nelson; and Regent Miller.

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