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The Westminster Schools wins international award for facilities management and sustainability

Published on 2 Jul 2015Written by Nora Knox Posted in Education

The Westminster Schools of Atlanta, Ga., recently won the Gold Award of Excellence in FM from Global FM, the worldwide alliance of facilities management organizations. The award, given on behalf of the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA), was bestowed as part of the 2015 World FM Day, an international celebration of facilities management, which was held on June 10, 2015, in London, England.

The Global FM awards focus on promoting the strategic value and progression of facilities management, and assess innovation, advancement of facilities management, corporate outcomes, contribution to Global FM’s mission, and leadership in facilities management operations. Specifically, Westminster was honored for its efforts to improve the sustainability of its campus.

During the 2007-08 fiscal year, the Facilities Department at The Westminster Schools recognized the rising cost of water and other utilities. Since then, the School has initiated a series of campus improvement projects, including the development of a campus retention pond and ongoing sustainability audits, at a cost of approximately $383,000. The energy audit and all subsequent improvement projects over the last seven years have resulted in approximately $1.1 million of total savings.

“It is an honor for Westminster to be recognized as an industry leader in facilities management and sustainability,” said William Broome, Director of Facilities at The Westminster Schools. “We are immensely grateful for the support and guidance from Global FM, and we look forward to continuing to enhance the sustainability of our campus and our School.”

“The Global FM Excellence in FM Awards are a high-level international competition recognizing the best of the best in facilities management, highlighting how they support businesses across the globe,” said Duncan Waddell, Chairman of Global FM.

Nora Knox

Digital Marketing Manager U.S. Green Building Council

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