University of Pittsburgh Facilities Management


Enviro-Star Award
  • The University was recognized by the Allegheny County Health Department as an Enviro-Star Award Recipient in both 2007 and 2009.
  • Pitt was the only award recipient to be recognized with the highest level Three-Star award in 2007.
  • The award recognizes the University's efforts in emissions reduction, energy conservation, recycling, and greening of the campus.
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PGMS Grounds Award
  • In 2010, Pitt received a Merit Award from the Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) in the society's 2010 Green Star Awards competition
  • The award was given in the University and College Grounds category for exceptional grounds maintenance.
  • The Green Star Awards program brings national recognition to grounds maintained with a high degree of excellence, complementing other national landscape award programs that recognize outstanding landscape design and construction.
  • Founded in 1911, PGMS is a membership society of grounds professionals dedicated to advancing the grounds management profession through education and professional development.
  • Overall, PGMS presented seven Grand Awards, its highest honor, as well as 14 Honor Awards and 12 Merit Awards in 13 categories of competition.
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