To be considered for any of the awards listed here, NAFA members need only submit an Award Nomination Form describing why they feel the individual is worthy.
In 2007, NAFA initiated the NAFA Hall of Fame award to recognize individuals who have left or retired from the air filter industry but did much to promote NAFA and air filtration during their careers. We honor no more than two individuals each year at the NAFA Annual Convention.
The Distinguished Service Award was instituted in 2008 to recognize individuals who, by their efforts, promote NAFA through their participation on Committees, contributing articles to Air Media or writing or rewriting NAFA texts, giving presentations to or on behalf of NAFA, or generally doing work that promotes the air filter industry while being a member of NAFA.
Individuals eligible for the DSA must be a member in good standing to receive this honor.
The Lifetime Achievement Award, also instituted in 2008, recognizes individuals either in or outside the NAFA membership who have contributed to the overall knowledge of the art and science of air filtration. These people would have been involved in providing insight and research into the principles of air filtration, testing and validating performance, and promoting proper filtration to or through the industry.