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BOMI International Partners with the Hospitality Industry to Reach Green Goals

Tara Hughes April 10, 2015 BOMI International No comments

BOMI International Partners with the Hospitality Industry to Reach Green Goals

BOMI-LogoBOMI International, the Independent Institute for Property and Facility Management Education, has partnered with many industry-leading hospitality companies to train and prepare their teams to meet new challenges in facility management. One such client is Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

BOMI International offers designation programs to further industry understanding and implementation of best practices in property and facility management. The educational institute’s Facilities Management Administrator (FMA®) designation provides the critical knowledge and tools professionals need to strengthen their practical experience and empower them to become more effective facilities professionals.

Starwood’s Directors of Engineering earn the FMA designation and apply the knowledge gained toward meeting Starwood’s high standards of excellence, such as the 30/20 by 20 program.

“The goal of Starwood’s 30/20 by 20 program is to reduce energy use by 30 percent and cut water consumption by 20 percent by 2020 at every property,” said Gus Newbury, Starwood’s Regional Director of Engineering—East. “BOMI International has helped us along the way by providing facility management education to our Directors of Engineering globally.

“Since our partnership was launched in 2011, 187 of our DOEs have participated in the FMA. Since they have gone through BOMI International’s program, they have been able to focus on guest experience priorities such as comfort, safety, daily operations, and maintenance, all while creating a safe and productive workplace and keeping sustainability in mind,” continued Newbury.

Among many other sustainability initiatives and practices, Starwood has introduced a program involving meetings and group business. A few years ago, Starwood launched the “Sustainable Meeting Practices” effort to enhance their guest participation in sustainability initiatives.

“At Starwood, we have a shared belief that people want a better way to experience the world. We view our work in sustainability and social responsibility as our commitment to making sure there is a better world to experience,” Newbury added.

BOMI International is committed to its corporate educational partnership programs that bring classes directly to clients, including courses that lead to earning BOMI International certificates and designations like the FMA. Ninety-eight percent of BOMI International graduates said that its courses have enabled them or their employees to be more efficient. In addition, 68 percent have experienced a decrease in monthly operating expenses, energy consumption being the number-one cost savings.

To learn more about BOMI International’s designations and certificates, including the FMA, visit www.bomi.org/AGPOM.aspx or call Laney Solomon at 410-974-1410 ext. 1320 for special AGPOM member pricing.

April 10, 2015

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BOMI International, a nonprofit educational organization founded in 1970, provides critical education and expertise to industry personnel with property, facility, building systems management, and sustainability responsibilities. More than 27,000 industry professionals hold one or more BOMI International designations, and over 90,000 property and facility management professionals have turned to BOMI International for their continuing education, professional development, and staff training needs.