Alberta buildings have earned a major share of the Clean Air Awards for a second year in a row.
The U.S.-based National Air Filtration Association (NAFA) runs the annual awards to recognize facilities utilizing best air filtration practices in their buildings across Canada and the U.S.
Edmonton tops this year’s list with an impressive 10 recipients on the University of Alberta campus, including the Chemical/Material Engineering building, Clinical Sciences building, Computing Science Centre, Electrical & Computer Engineering Research Facility, Heritage Medical Research Centre, Katz Group Centre for Pharmacy & Health Research, and Rutherford Library South, Headhouse and Li Ka Shing Centre for Health Research Innovation
Calgary boasts eight recipients – 707 5th, Calgary Place, Calgary Telus Convention Centre, AMEC Place, Child Development Centre and TFDL on the University of Calgary campus, Telus Spark and University City, Tower A & B.
Fort Saskatchewan rounds off Alberta’s winners with the Shell Scotford Admin Building 1B also receiving an award.
Award-winning buildings pass through a rigorous point system in order to be eligible and are acknowledged for excellence in air filtration and sustaining a clean and healthy indoor work environment. In order to maintain the Clean Air Award and the signage that comes with it, the winners must maintain IAQ diligence and submit inspection data each year.
Other Canadian recipients are:
• Cypress Regional Hospital, Swift Current, Sask.
• Saskatoon Police Services, Saskatoon
• Saskatoon Square, Saskatoon
• Operations Centre managed by the City of Surrey – Surrey, B.C.
• F.V.N.T.S.O, Surrey, B.C.
• Yorkdale managed by Oxford Properties Group – Toronto
Only seven of the 32 recipients come from the U.S.