Burlington, ON – Wolseley Canada’s national Distribution Centre in Milton, ON, has won the 2014 Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) Canada National Earth Award in the Light Industrial Building category.
The centre received the award in partnership with the building’s landlord, Bentall Kennedy (Canada) LP, in recognition of excellence in buildings across Canada that have made significant efforts to address environmental issues.
“I’m so proud of our team,” says Bill Hillier, general manager of Wolseley’s Distribution Centre. “To win something like this is fantastic. It speaks volumes as to what we do as a company. It’s a great feeling to work with a team who make the right decisions from a green standpoint.”
The Wolseley staff at the 300,000 sq ft Distribution Centre have taken positive steps to be more environmentally friendly by following environmental best practices such as using only green cleaning products to wash warehouse floors, monitoring pollutants in the air, separating and recycling all plastic and cardboard for reuse, installing energy efficient lighting and conserving water on a daily basis.
The winners’ names were announced at the annual BOMA award ceremony held on September 11, 2014, in Winnipeg, MN. In order to be eligible for the national awards, each building must win the award at the regional level for its respective category, which Wolseley did in July 2014.
For more information on BOMA Canada, visit www.bomacanada.ca.