The National Air Filtration Association (NAFA) presented its Clean Air Awards for 2018. The Clean Air Award is presented each year to the building owners and managers who take steps to significantly improve the quality of their indoor air by increasing the level or efficiency of their HVAC air filtration system in 10 specific categories.

NAFA’s Executive Director, Michelle Czosek, CAE, acknowledged the award winners by saying, “NAFA’s Clean Air Award program allows our members to showcase the best of the best. The nominated facilities have all passed a rigorous point system to be eligible for the award and promote the importance of air filtration and maintaining a clean and healthy indoor work environment.”

Candidates are nominated for the award by both NAFA members and members of the facility management community and must submit detailed and specific steps taken toward cleaning the indoor environment through “best air filtration practices” and system hygiene. A NAFA Certified Air Filter Specialist confirms these improvements. Nominees are judged by the NAFA Clean Air Award Committee and each recipient receives a custom-designed award, building signage, and recognition for their efforts.

Award-winning buildings must maintain IAQ diligence and submit inspection data each year in order to maintain the NAFA Clean Air Award.

The 2018 facilities winners are

707 5th | Calgary, Alberta Canada; Submitted by Sharon Needham, CAFS, NCT, B.G.E. Service & Supply Ltd.

Acorda Therapeutics | Chelsea, Massachusetts; Submitted by Dan Shea, CAFS, Air Filter Sales, Inc.

AMEC Place, Second Real Properties LTD. | Calgary, Alberta Canada; Submitted by Mike Gerald, CAFS, NCT, B.G.E. Service & Supply Ltd.

Calgary Place | Calgary, Alberta Canada; Submitted by Mike Gerald, CAFS, NCT, B.G.E. Service & Supply Ltd.

Calgary Telus Convention Centre | Calgary, Alberta Canada; Submitted by Mike Gerald, CAFS, NCT, B.G.E. Service & Supply Ltd.

Chemical\Material Engineering | Edmonton, Alberta Canada; Submitted by Guy Chauvet, CAFS, B.G.E. Service & Supply Ltd.

Child Development Centre - U of C | Calgary, Alberta Canada; Submitted by Sharon Needham, CAFS, NCT, B.G.E. Service & Supply Ltd.

City of Surrey – Operations Centre | Surrey, British Columbia Canada; Submitted by Ray Riopel, CAFS, B. C. Air Filter, Ltd.

Clinical Sciences Building | Edmonton, Alberta Canada; Guy Chauvet, CAFS, B.G.E. Service & Supply Ltd.

Colorado Springs, Colorado Network Equipment Center (NEC) | Colorado Springs, Colorado; Submitted by Michael Mayberry, Trane & Ray Petree, Verizon

Computing Science Centre | Edmonton, Alberta Canada; Submitted by Guy Chauvet, CAFS, B.G.E. Service & Supply Ltd.

Cypress Regional Hospital | Swift Current, Saskatchewan Canada; Submitted by Scot Johnson, CAFS, NCT, B.G.E. Service & Supply Ltd.

Electrical & Computer Engineering Research Facility | Edmonton, Alberta Canada; Submitted by Guy Chauvet, CAFS, B.G.E. Service & Supply Ltd.

F.V.N.T.S.O. | Surrey, British Columbia Canada; Submitted by Ray Riopel, CAFS, B. C. Air Filter, Ltd.

Fountain Place | Dallas, Texas; Submitted by Benny Aycoth, CAFS, TEX-AIR Filters/Air Relief Technologies

Hamilton Southeastern School District | Fishers Indiana; Submitted by Ernie Kelly, Filter Services of Indiana, Inc.

Harvard University Graduate School of Design | Cambridge, Massachusetts; Submitted by Dan Shea, CAFS, Air Filter Sales, Inc.

Headhouse | Edmonton, Alberta Canada; Submitted by Guy Chauvet, CAFS, B.G.E. Service & Supply Ltd.

Heritage Medical Research Centre | Edmonton, Alberta Canada; Submitted by Guy Chauvet, CAFS, B.G.E. Service & Supply Ltd.

Katz Group Centre for Pharmacy & Health Research | Edmonton, Alberta Canada; Submitted by Guy Chauvet, CAFS, B.G.E. Service & Supply Ltd.

Law Centre | Edmonton, Alberta Canada; Submitted by Guy Chauvet, CAFS, B.G.E. Service & Supply Ltd.

Li Ka Shing Centre for Health Research Innovation | Edmonton, Alberta Canada; Submitted by Guy Chauvet, CAFS, B.G.E. Service & Supply Ltd.

Museum of Fine Arts | Boston, Massachusetts; Submitted by Dan Shea, CAFS, Air Filter Sales, Inc.

New England Biolabs | Ipswich, Massachusetts; Dan Shea, CAFS, Air Filter Sales, Inc.

Oxford Properties Group – Yorkdale | Toronto, Ontario Canada; Laurie Green, CAFS, NCT, DAFCO

Rutherford Library South | Edmonton, Alberta Canada; Guy Chauvet, CAFS, B.G.E. Service & Supply Ltd.

Saskatoon Police Services | Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada; Scot Johnson, CAFS, NCT, B.G.E. Service & Supply Ltd.

Saskatoon Square | Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada; Scot Johnson, CAFS, NCT, B.G.E. Service & Supply Ltd.

Shell Scotford Admin Building 1B | Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta Canada; Brian Worsdall, CAFS, B.G.E. Service & Supply Ltd.

Telus Spark | Calgary, Alberta Canada; Sharon Needham, CAFS, NCT, B.G.E. Service & Supply Ltd.

TFDL - U of C | Calgary, Alberta Canada; Sharon Needham, CAFS, NCT, B.G.E. Service & Supply Ltd.

University City - Tower A & B | Calgary, Alberta Canada; Sharon Needham, CAFS, NCT, B.G.E. Service & Supply Ltd.