Michael Mahdesian, Chairman of Servicon Systems Inc., a provider of sustainable custodial services for aerospace, military, commercial, public and institutional facilities, will accept the Los Angeles Business Council’s Chairman’s Sustainability Award at the LABC’s 2015 Sustainability Summit, to be held at the Getty Center on April 24, 2015.
The high-profile award recognizes Servicon’s cutting-edge Mahdesian Learning Center & Client Innovation Hub, Culver City’s first and only building to earn LEED-New Construction Platinum certification and one of Los Angeles’ most notable commercial real estate projects of 2014.  The award is also a tribute to Servicon’s pioneering role in “green cleaning” and its commitment to sustainable facilities maintenance solutions.
“I am very pleased that the LABC chose to recognize Servicon with this distinguished award. It is a tribute to the entire Servicon team, which strives always to meet the highest standards of sustainability,” said Mr. Mahdesian. “It’s particularly exciting to earn recognition for our achievement in designing and constructing a building with a carbon footprint smaller than that of a Toyota Prius.”
The Mahdesian Learning Center fulfills the company’s vision of keeping everyone in the company at the leading edge of sustainability, innovation and customer service. It is dedicated to furthering the Innovative, sustainable techniques Servicon has introduced that advance the custodial industry and enhances clients’ ROI through increased efficiency and productivity.

Home to the Servicon Academy and its new Certification Program, which prepares a highly trained and motivated workforce, the building is also open for collaborative use by Servicon’s clients, partners and the community, for events, trainings, offsite meetings, and exciting, Tedx-style programs.

The center, designed by Edward Ogosta, AIA, transformed the skeleton of an old, windowless warehouse into a strikingly modern, light-filled office, event and training facility. The new building demonstrates that, even at a modest scale, a full-building renovation with creative architecture and premier sustainability upgrades is achievable.