Recognizing Best Practices in Grounds Management
The Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) has initiated a new and dynamic program that evaluates campus properties utilizing a robust environmental management systems approach applied to a grounds management template. With the use of peer expertise, this program rates the overall preparedness and effectiveness of the campus grounds component to produce sites that are attractive, healthy, of high quality and sustainable with the implementation of excellent grounds maintenance standards and best practices. This session will explain the methodology used for the program and discuss how it can foster a higher level of acceptance and competency within a grounds maintenance organization.
1. Explain the need for a new maintenance paradigm
2. Define an environmental management system approach to grounds maintenance
3. Highlight a grounds management related continuous improvement tool
4. Discuss a method for recognizing excellence among peer institutions