The municipal Facilities, Maintenance & Operations department received the Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY®) Award in the Public Assembly category for the Halifax Central Library—the highest national achievement in the Facility Management industry.
The Halifax Central Library was eligible to compete at the national level after receiving BOMA BEST® Platinum certification by the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Nova Scotia in April of 2020.
With this award, the municipality was able to apply for international recognition as part of this series.
BOMA Platinum Certification
The municipal Facilities, Maintenance & Operations department (MFMO) was recognized by the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Nova Scotia with BOMA BEST® certification for the Halifax Central Library.
BOMA BEST® is a sustainable buildings certification that recognizes excellence in environmental performance and management. BOMA BEST® certifications are not often awarded to government owned and operated facilities, making the MFMO’s achievements exceptionally extraordinary. The municipality is one of only five Nova Scotia organizations to receive the prestigious platinum-level certification.
MFMO employees exemplify sustainable practices at the Halifax Central Library throughout their daily routines. A computerized building management system, environmentally-friendly cleaning supplies and rainwater in the flush fixtures are just a few examples of how the municipality prioritizes environmental sustainability at the Halifax Central Library.