The National Air Filtration Association (NAFA) has announced 15 recipients of the Clean Air Awards for 2007, which include several locations in the North Central region of the United States. The Clean Air Award is presented each year to building owners and managers that take steps to significantly improve the quality of their indoor air by increasing the level of air filter efficiency and improving the protocol involving indoor air quality components of their HVAC system in 10 categories. Recipients must accumulate a total of at least 52 combined points in the categories.

Candidates are nominated by both NAFA members and members of the facility management community for the award, and must submit detailed and specific steps taken towards cleaning the indoor environment. A NAFA Certified Air Filter Specialist qualifies the submissions. Awards are judged by the NAFA Clean Air Award Committee and each recipient receives a custom designed trophy and recognition for their efforts.

The awards were presented at the NAFA Annual Convention. The 2007 recipient companies in the North Central region that utilize “best air filtration practices” in their buildings are:

• 580 Building-Colliers, Turley, Martin, Tucker, Cincinnati

• The Allied Building-Redico Management, Southfield, Mich.

• Center of Science and Industry, Columbus, Ohio

• First National Building-Downtown Collection, Detroit

• Oakland Commons I & II-The Farbman Group, Southfield, Mich.

Publication date:11/05/2007