What is FMXcellence?

Building Operating Management magazine created the FMXcellence Recognition Program to acknowledge in-house FM teams that apply best practices and innovation to meet their organization's priorities. If your department has added significant value to your organization by helping to achieve broader goals or by actions that have a broad impact across the organization, we want to hear from you.

Whether it's sustainability, cost cutting, or a construction or renovation project, the in-house FM function plays an important role in achieving results for the organization, whether it is a corporation, educational institution, health care provider, government entity, or another type of commercial or institutional organization. And in-house FM departments that achieve results deserve praise.

(The term FM department includes any facility-related function, including facility management, real estate, design and construction, operations, buildings and ground, engineering, etc.)

FMX Panel with winners
FMXcellence honorees at NFMT 2015. From left: Herbert Sinnock, Manager of Sustainable Energy Systems at Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning; Jenna Elmer, Assistant Director of Human Resources at the University of Arizona Facilities Management; Elizabeth Henry, Senior Manager for Energy and Environment at the adidas Group; Edward Sullivan, Editor at Building Operating Management Magazine; Seth Thornton, Facilities Engineering Planner at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Robert Cowan, Director of Facilities Engineering at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Honorees Announced - Click to Download Press Release

We're looking for ways that FM is adding value. A wide range of FM efforts are eligible for recognition under the FMXcellence program, including:

  • Sustainability
  • Project management
  • Strategic facilities planning
  • Workplace planning
  • Cost cutting
  • Emergency planning
  • Mission critical support
  • Occupant satisfaction
  • Energy efficiency
  • Construction or renovation
  • Customer service
  • Staff development
  • Safety and security
  • Capital planning
  • Communication (e.g. facility newsletter or website)

For a list of FMXcellence honorees, and links to their applications, click here.