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Healthy Facilities Award


You are invited to participate in the 2018 Healthy Facilities Award program sponsored by School Planning & Management, College Planning & Management and the Healthy Facilities Institute.


The program recognizes the efforts of educational institutions that strive to:

  • Improve and protect the indoor environment at their facilities
  • Provide better conditions for students, staff, faculty and visitors
  • Advance learning outcomes by enhancing safety and health

Criteria for recognition will be based on implementation of the basic principles as outlined in the Healthy School Handbook.


All submissions will be judged by a panel representing industry experts, administrators and advocates for safe and healthy schools.


Institutions will be recognized in the 2018 issues of SP&M and CP&M, on the SP&M/CP&M website and featured in future Healthy Facilities Webinars.


Email us @ to receive your 2018 entry form.



The goal is not only to recognize the schools, but also to inspire and motivate others through information and experience sharing.





Field Advisory

  • Tony Almeida

    Tony Almeida - Manager, Custodial Services: Elk Grove Unified School District

    Tony Almeida, Manager, Custodial Services at Elk Grove Unified School District, Elk Grove, California, has been in the cleaning industry for 32 years, 23 years in public education and nine years in private industry. He is passionate about green, sustainable solutions and maintaining a healthier school environment for better learning outcomes.

  • TJ Kalaniopio

    TJ Kalaniopio - Director of Facilities: Hawaiʻi Preparatory Academy (HPA)

    TJ Kalaniopio is director of facilities at Hawaiʻi Preparatory Academy (HPA) in Kamuela, Hawaiʻi, where he is responsible for leading a high-performing service organization that oversees the maintenance and operations of the campus infrastructure in the areas of facility maintenance, grounds management, and risk management. Kalaniopio joined HPA in 2014. He is an innovative, versatile leader who excels at maintaining high standards, exceeding expectations, and collaboration with other facility disciplines in producing healthy indoor environments.

  • Mike Ward

    Mike Ward - President & Author of Who Swings Your Mop

    Mike Ward has worked in and served the custodial field for nearly 30 years. As President and Author of Who Swings Your Mop, Mike’s mission is empowering custodians through leadership, decision and life skills training, and building respect for the profession. He has served as a 3rd shift, 2nd shift, assistant head custodian, head custodian, union president, area manager and department head in four school districts in both Ohio and Colorado. Mike has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with Concentration in Human Resources Management along with a PHR Certification through the HR Institute.





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