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  • Morrison Residence Hall placed 1st overall in the 2010 EPA Energy Star National Building Competition.
  • Half of the recipients of the 2010 Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence were from Facilities Services. Building Commissioning Technician Todd Freeman, Safety Manager Alana Maffessanti and Director of the Sustainability Office Cindy Shea were all honored with the prestigious award. As recipients, the three were among the six University employees to become nominees for the Governor’s Awards for Excellence.
  • Green Certification – the premiere recognition in the housekeeping industry – is awarded to organizations dedicated to cleaning for health and reducing environmental harm. Housekeeping crews in Genetic Medicine Research Building earned this national distinction.
  • Facilities Services received two First Place honors in the North Carolina Association of Government Information Officer’s 2010 Excellence in Communications Awards. Facilities’ 2008-2009 Annual Report received first place in the Regular Publications category and the Fall 2010 All Hands Staff Meetings flier received First Place in the Graphics category.
  • UNC placed fourth out of 346 participating schools in the RecycleMania competition, a national recycling competition. UNC won the Gorilla prize for highest gross tonnage of recyclables regardless of campus population.
  • Housekeeper Nihlei Tial was among the six employees – out of the 11,000-plus University workforce – selected by Chancellor Holden Thorp to receive the 2010 C. Knox Massey Distinguished Service Award, one of the highest honors that can be bestowed upon University faculty and staff.
  • Facilities Services was awarded a grant from the 2010 Clean Fuel Advanced Technology (CFAT) Project. CFAT is a one million dollar initiative of the NC Solar Center that provides funds to government, business and non-profit fleet and fuel providers for transportation-related emission reduction projects. The grant award recognizes Facilities Services’ commitment to balancing transportation needs with environmental responsibility.
  • Facilities Services was named the winner of the 2010 NC Mobile Clean Air Renewable Energy (CARE) Award, Fleet Category. Organized by the NC Solar Center/NC State University and sponsored by the NC Dept. of Transportation, the Mobile CARE Awards honor outstanding in-dividual and organizational achievements in reducing transportation-related emissions.
  • University Mail Services (UMS) was named the In-Plant Printing and Mailing Association’s (IPMA) Mail Center of the Year. The award is presented annually to a corporate mail center in recognition of outstanding improvements in the areas of new technology, cost savings and processes.
  • Cindy Shea, Director of the Sustainability Office, was named Hometown Hero and honored with radio station WCHL 1360’s Village Pride Award.
  • Morrison Residence Hall won the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) first National Building Competition. The competition challenged teams from 14 buildings across the country to measure their building’s energy use and reduce waste. Morrison reduced its energy use by 35.7 percent in one year, saving more than $250,000 on energy bills and reducing more than 730 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
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