IMESD operations director wins building management award

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Scott Rogers, director of operations for the InterMountain Education Service District (IMESD), will be honored by the Portland Business Journal with an award for building management at an awards breakfast in Portland Wednesday morning. Rogers, who has worked for IMESD since November of 2007, will receive the Portland Business Journal “Better Bricks” Award in the building management category for his leadership in sustainable building practices.

As an awardee, Rogers – the IMESD’s Director of Operations – will be featured in the Portland Business Journal’s upcoming Sustainable Business Oregon special publication, which will be released Friday.

Rogers was selected for the award based on his efforts to encourage school districts to develop effective facilities management programs. Part of these efforts include Rogers’ creation of a Building Operators “Personal Learning Community” modeled on a K-12 Professional Learning Community vision. He has also worked hard to encourage K-12 school districts in Eastern Oregon to engage with the Northwest Energy Education Institute, Oregon Department of Energy, and the Energy Trust of Oregon to better operate their facilities and identify funding incentives to make projects more cost-effective to implement.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity to highlight the role an ESD can provide to all capacities of our K-12 school districts,” Rogers said. “I’m looking forward to continuing the momentum and providing additional opportunities for facilities and operations staff in schools to create efficiencies in their buildings.”

The Portland Business Journal will award 15 other “Better Bricks” winners Wednesday, with only one other winner coming from the field of education (Portland State University). All the other winners come from the private business sector.

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