WAXIE Sanitary Supply Earns Local, Regional TOBY Award

WAXIE Sanitary Supply’s Inventory Center in Salt Lake City earned the 2019 Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) Award in the Industrial Office Building category in March. The award, which recognizes quality in commercial buildings and rewards excellence in building management, was presented to WAXIE by the Utah Chapter of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA).

“Each of the buildings that WAXIE Sanitary Supply operates is a reflection of our commitment to serve our customers and to provide a desirable work environment for all employees. We are excited and honored to receive this award,” said Greg Taylor, General Manager, WAXIE Salt Lake City.

Competition judges evaluated all aspects of the building’s operations including community involvement, tenant relations, environmental policies and procedures, site management, and much more.

The TOBY competition itself begins at the BOMA local association level. Winners at the local level move on to the regional competition and regional winners move up to the international level competition.

Regional Recognition
Within a few weeks of the WAXIE Salt Lake City TOBY win in Utah, it was announced that the facility won the BOMA Pacific Northwest Regional TOBY Competition. This qualifies the WAXIE Salt Lake City facility for the BOMA International TOBY Competition in the Industrial Office Building Category. The International BOMA International Conference and Expo will be held in Salt Lake City in June of 2019. 

Same Building, New Awards
The Outstanding Building of the Year Award (TOBY) adds to the WAXIE Salt Lake City facility’s USGBC LEED Silver Certification, which the building earned upon completion in September 2009.

The building was constructed with sustainable design features, such as xeriscape landscaping, to reduce water and energy usage and improve indoor environmental quality. Signage was also installed in the building to educate occupants on the building’s sustainable features.

These building features, along with policies that include the building’s Green Cleaning Policy, make the WAXIE Salt Lake City Inventory Center deserving of the local and regional 2019 TOBY Award.