VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The National Air Filtration Association (NAFA) announced the recipients of its 2015 Clean Air Awards. The Clean Air Awards are presented each year to 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.

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 toward cleaning the indoor environment through better air filtration and system hygiene. A NAFA-certified Air Filter Specialist confirms these improvements. Awards are judged by the NAFA Clean Air Award Committee, and each recipient receives a custom designed trophy, 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 2015 companies that utilize “best air filtration practices” in their buildings include: 3050 Post Oak Blvd. – Hines Interest, Houston; Bentall-Kennedy, 777 Hornby, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; The Bow Building – H & R REIT, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; Cadillac Fairview/Pacific Centre, 777 Dunsmuir, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Camosun College – Fischer Building, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; Chase Tower – Bedrock Management, Detroit; Commercial Place – GWL Realty Advisors, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; D.M.C. Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit; Dream Office Management Corp., 444 7th Ave., Calgary, Alberta, Canada; Dream Office Management Corp., 606 4th St., Calgary, Alberta, Canada; Elbow River Casino, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; Federal Reserve Building – Bedrock Management, Detroit; Firelands Regional Medical Center, Sandusky, Ohio; Greenspoint Place – Buildings 1 through 6 – Hines Interest, Houston; Grey Eagle Resort Casino – Sonco Gaming Ltd., Calgary, Alberta, Canada; Harry Hays Building – Maple Leaf Property Management, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; Metropolis at Metrotown & Metrotowers Ivanhoe Cambridge, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada; Plaza 1000 – Trivest Realty Advisors, Inc., Calgary, Alberta, Canada; Saint David’s South Austin Medical Center, Austin, Texas; Select Specialty Hospital, Jackson, Mississippi; South Park I, II, III, & IV – Morguard Investments Ltd.; Calgary, Alberta, Canada; University of Kansas, Breidenthal Bioscience & Technology Business Center, Kansas City, Kansas; Wells Fargo Advisors, CBRE, St. Louis; and Williams Tower – Hines Interest, Houston.

NAFA also specially recognized Greenspoint Place and South Park for including all of their office complex buildings for the Clean Air Award.

Publication date: 9/7/2015 

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