The National Air Filtration Association has announced its recipients of the Clean Air Awards for 2020, including one medical center in Michigan and three healthcare facilities in Texas. 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.
Candidates are nominated for the award by NAFA members 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.
2020 U.S. healthcare facilities that utilize best air filtration practices are:
Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital | Katy, Texas
Submitted by Cade Skeete, CAFS, Joe W. Fly Co., Inc.
MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena | Alpena, Michigan
Submitted by Larry Krass, CAFS, Tri-Dim Filter Corporation
Sammons Cancer Center | Dallas, Texas
Submitted by Will Shaw, CAFS, NCT, Joe W. Fly Co., Inc.
South Texas Behavioral Health Center | Edinburg, Texas
Submitted by Luis Garcia, CAFS, Joe W. Fly Co., Inc.