SAN DIEGO, Oct. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Compass Properties LLC, a Wisconsin based commercial real estate management and development company based in Madison, recently earned the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Sheila Sheridan Award for Sustainable Design and Energy Efficient Projects at the IFMA World Workplace held in San Diego last week.
According to IFMA, the award recognizes an individual or team that demonstrates an outstanding example of strategic, sustainable operations and management that has led to successful tactical and operational adjustments in the management of a facility. The award encourages, rewards and recognizes leadership, innovation and excellence in environmentally responsible and sustainable building operations and management.
Compass Properties earned the award based on its strategic sustainability plan for its properties in the Madison, Wisconsin area that was developed with the assistance of Sustain Dane (a Madison-based local non-profit organization) and the MPower Business Champion program which includes a nationally recognized model providing a customized strategy along with connecting businesses to resources, sustainability experts, proven methods and best practices.
The company's "Green Team" also addressed water consumption through installation of water bottle filling stations in its buildings which has resulted in the reduction of over 16,000 plastic water bottles in the first 3 months. Addressing the health and wellness of its tenants, Compass Properties installed secure bike storage areas, earning the company a Bike Friendly Business certification through The League of American Bicyclists, as well as other initiatives to improve tenant's wellness.
"As a company, we are committed to sustainable operations and practices that reduce waste, save energy and encourage healthy lifestyles," said Tyler Noel, Compass Properties President. "We are pleased to receive the IFMA Sheila Sheridan Award, as it affirms our commitment to sustainability, as well as the impact these efforts have on our communities. Our social sustainability efforts also have a positive and significant impact for our tenants, as they contribute to the health and wellbeing of their employees which help them attract the talented employees they need, and reduce employee turnover rates."
Founded in 1980, IFMA is the world's largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals, supporting 24,000 members in 104 countries.
About Compass Properties
Compass Properties is a privately held, Wisconsin-based company that develops, manages and invests in commercial properties primarily in Madison, Milwaukee and Central Wisconsin. Click for more info: http://compassproperties.com/Home/About
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