Being a facility management executive in 2023 is no easy task. The modern facility executive must maintain a delicate balance; from providing excellent customer service, being responsive to building users and the staff, and ensuring that supply chain issues are minimized to maintain operational success — all while juggling these issues within mostly slim operational budgets. Here’s how the University of Georgia FMD uses the HGSC program to support employees.
How Facility Managers Can Offer a Path to Professional Growth
Cape Elizabeth School Department Facilities Director, David Bagdasarian shares what the HGSC self-assessment revealed about his school and why creating healthy buildings is important.
It’s never easy admitting mistakes, showing weakness, or flat out failing at something. But if a cleaning department doesn’t have a strong program in place, success will be an uphill battle. To be successful, it’s imperative to establish a baseline for departments to build from.
When the Wisconsin-based West Allis-West Milwaukee School District first learned about the Healthy Green Schools & Colleges (HGSC) initiative, it was easy to wonder if this was just another idea that sounded good in theory, but would be too costly or take too much time to implement. After some careful research — various emails and utilizing some online resources — it became clear that this approach might be realistic.
West Allis-West Milwaukee School District facilities manager, Steven Eichman shares why addressing air quality is important to him and why he was surprised by the district’s HGSC self-assessment results.
The Cosumnes River College Director of Administrative Services, Christopher Raines shares his experience taking the Healthy Green Schools & Colleges self-assessment and how his department is using the results to improve school facilities.
The Salt Lake City School District’s Assistant Director of Facility Services, Ricky Martinez shares why improving sustainability and air quality is important to him and how the Healthy Green Schools & Colleges program is helping his department improve school facilities.
The University of Georgia’s Director of Services, Facilities Maintenance Department, Todd Kerzie explains how his department is using the Healthy Green Schools & Colleges program to improve sustainability and air quality in UGA facilities.