Bellevue facilities get awards

The city of Bellevue picked up several awards recently:

• City Hall: The Building Owners and Managers Association recognized Bellevue City Hall as the region’s Outstanding Building of the Year for 2012. The award is based on criteria such as design, security and energy conservation. The building was in the top 10 percent for energy savings.

• Vehicle fleet: Government Fleet Magazine ranked Bellevue 12th on its 2011 list of 100 Best Fleets in North America. Industry experts evaluated 3,800 applications in 12 areas, including competitive pricing, environmental stewardship, maintenance quality, technology and staff development. Bellevue maintains about 800 vehicles in its fleet.

• Commute program: Enterprise Seattle, which works with public and private organizations to encourage changes in commute behavior, awarded Bellevue a Diamond Award for its Commute Trip Reduction program. At City Hall, 57 percent of employees (excluding Police Department staff) commute to work by means other than driving alone.

“The common thread among the three awards is the quality of our staff,” Nora Johnson, director of the Civic Services Department said.

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