Halifax Central Library – Building Certifications & Awards
Outstanding Building of the Year® International Award (TOBY®)
The municipality’s department of Facilities, Maintenance & Operations (MFMO) was eligible to compete for the International BOMA Canada Building of the Year® Award, as a result of winning the national Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY®) Award in the Public Assembly category for the Halifax Central Library in April 2019 (more information below).
The most prestigious and comprehensive program of its kind in the commercial real estate industry, the TOBY® Award program recognizes quality in commercial real estate buildings and rewards excellence in building management.
Congratulations to Whitney Ranch Recreation Centre on winning an International TOBY Award in the Public Assembly Building category on July 9, 2020. We are proud that the Halifax Central Library was nominated for this prestigious award.
Outstanding Building of the Year® National Award (TOBY®)
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.