Two winners from the IWFM Impact Awards 2022 have won yet again – this time at the Global FM Awards of Excellence 2023!

Global FM, which judged nominated entries from its members, awarded Gold to National Library of Scotland for its ‘Enhancing environmental control and energy reduction management in the heritage sector’ project, while 14forty’s ‘Putting wellbeing at its heart’ project was Highly Commended.

Last October the National Library of Scotland took home top prize in the Technology category at the IWFM Impact Awards 2022 for its Library Environmental Energy Platform (LEEP) to reduce their carbon footprint, refurbish the library’s building services systems, and enhance the control and monitoring of collections environments.

At the same Awards, 14forty won in the Wellbeing category for their progressive approach to employee catering. They partnered with the University of Cambridge to produce PACE labelling, which explains to 14forty’s clients how many steps would need to be taken to use up the calories in each dish. With sustainability also high on the agenda, a further research project with the University of Oxford saw 14forty develop Eco Labelling, a method of rating dishes from A to E depending on how good they are for the environment.

IWFM CEO Linda Hausmanis said of the successes:

‘Congratulations on this double win to the teams behind these inspiring projects. Workplace and facilities management professionals are critical to achieving sustainability outcomes in organisations, and these amazing winners are perfect examples of FM making a real difference this World FM Day.

‘IWFM Impact Awards finalists have been recognised six times in a row at the Global FM Awards. This shows the enduring value the FM profession brings as business enabler, transforming organisations and enhancing experience.’

The Global FM (GFM) Awards of Excellence were created to enable GFM Members to showcase and communicate achievements of their FM Members to an international audience. They are only open to GFM Members and must be nominated by the Member Association.