As one of the most business-friendly states in the nation, Nevada is home to numerous government and non-profit agencies and organizations that are devoted to helping small businesses succeed. Following is a brief overview of these agencies, provided by NCET, Nevada's Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology.
LEED Certified Buildings
The U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Green Building Rating System™ encourages and accelerates global adoption of sustainable green building and development practices. This is accomplished through the creation and implementation of universally-understood and accepted tools and performance criteria. Business owners and operators are becoming more environmentally aware and many are building their own structures to meet the LEED® certification. LEED® promotes sustainability by focusing on performance in five key areas of human and environmental health:
- Sustainable site development
- Water savings
- Energy efficiency
- Materials selection
- Indoor environmental quality
Building green structures can help reduce operating costs, enhance asset value and profits, improve employee productivity and satisfaction and optimize life-cycle economic performance. There are also numerous environmental and community wellness benefits. For more information visit usgbc.org.
Commercial Real Estate
A qualified and experienced commercial real estate broker is highly versed in the specifics of the local commercial market. He or she will know what kind of space is available and the average going cost per square foot. A broker can also provide you with details about various commercial areas, such as building-specific amenities and traffic flow. In addition, a broker can negotiate terms and rental rates and oversee contracts and other written agreements.