Wyndham Corporate Headquarters Earns TOBY Award

Wyndham Corporate Headquarters in NJWyndham Worldwide has won The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) Award for 2013. The TOBY Awards are provided to companies that show outstanding success in a variety of categories including office management, efficiency in operations, emergency preparation, resident relations, and community involvement.

The global hospitality and vacation ownership company was honored in the Corporate Facility segment and also received the honor of Grand Building of the Year Award, a top prize across all categories.

Wyndham Worldwide attributes their first ever TOBY award to teamwork and dedication.

Frank Campana, Senior VP Corporate Real Estate and Facilities at Wyndham Worldwide, commented, “A tremendous amount of thoughtful planning goes into the operation of our headquarters building. We consider everything when it comes to associate productivity, […] this latest achievement and success of our management operation is rooted in the team approach, and is accomplished through hard work, collaboration and passion.”

The corporate building, located in Parsippany, New Jersey, is the only building in the state to ever earn double LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) designations. Wyndham received LEED honors for Operations and Maintenance in both the Existing Building and Corporate Interiors categories. Wyndham planned to be energy efficient from the start, incorporating energy saving materials and practices throughout construction. These steps have effectively decreased their greenhouse gas emissions by 1,667 tons.

The building’s Energy Star rating is currently monitored by EPA’s Energy Star tool, and sits at an incredible 90/100. This makes Wyndham Worldwide’s headquarters one of the top 10 most efficient buildings in the country.

“At Wyndham Worldwide, we’re committed to exploring and implementing innovative environmental practices, not only for our hospitality portfolio, but also for our corporate offices. It’s about doing the right thing for the right reasons, and when we break it down, it ultimately always makes financial sense,” says Carolyn Mesce, VP Facilities and Office Services of Wyndham Worldwide.

To encourage its employees to reduce their impact on the environment, Wyndham offers VIP parking to those who carpool. Those who commute through mass transportation can even use Wyndham’s free shuttle to and from the local train station every day. To thank employees for going above and beyond, Wyndham provides its staff with fantastic amenities such as: an on-site Starbucks, cafeteria, a grocery delivery program, prescription delivery, and more.

For more information about the TOBY awards, click here.