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Jane Ahrens chosen for Green Advantage program

May 11, 2006

Architecture Professor Jane Ahrens was recently one of ten participants chosen from among 70 architects in an international pool of recognized leaders in sustainable building and education to launch the pilot program of Green Advantage, a voluntary Environmental Certification program that educates job site supervisory personnel about green building techniques and approaches. As a Green Advantage Certified Professional, Ahrens will be part of the training team launching the program throughout the United States and Canada.

Professor Ahrens also leads The University of Texas at Arlington’s chapter of Emerging Green Builders, a student version of the North Texas United States Green Building Council. She is an advocate for environment-friendly and resource-efficient architecture.

The Green Advantage, Inc. (formerly known as EcoVillage Institute, Inc.) was selected by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency through a competitive grant process to develop and deliver a training and certification program for building-related professionals. More information on Green Advantage may be found at