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Award FAQs

One of the benefits of NAFA is the Clean Air Award Program. It is an excellent way to honor your customers and build a closer relationship with them. NAFA encourages ALL our members to participate in this program.


Who is eligible for the Award?
All facilities using air filtration can qualify. Generally, any customer that has been following your recommendations has a good chance of qualifying. Most applications in the past have been for single buildings. However, we have had applications for school districts, cities, universities, real estate entities, and other large institutions.

What is the criteria?
Key categories that are considered in determining Clean Air Award recipients include sustainability, economic benefits and innovation. Qualification for the Award is based on the point system. A facility must have a total of at least 52 points to qualify.

What is the deadline?
Deadline for submissions is August 1 of each year. Simply click on the link below, and contact us if you need assistance.

What is the cost to nominate a facility?
The cost for NAFA members is $150 per nomination with a $40 renewal fee each year. The cost for non-members is $475 with a $125 renewal fee each year.

Who can nominate a facility?
Anyone in the air filtration industry can nominate a facility for a NAFA Clean Air Award. NAFA members have the expertise and tools to submit a successful nomination, and receive a significant discount on the nomination fee. Interested in becoming a member? Click here.

How do I nominate a facility?
Complete and submit the brief form by August 1 along with the nomination fee. Please note that providing supporting documentation is critical to your nomination. It’s the only way to receive points!  

Who selects the Award recipients?
The nomination package is reviewed by NAFA staff for completeness. Please make their job easier by ensuring your nomination is complete. If additional information is required, you will be contacted. The completed applications are then sent to the members of the NAFA Clean Air Award Committee for review and approval and nominators are typically notified in September.

What happens when your nominee wins?
When your nominee receives an award, it’s a WIN for you both! The Award recipient (and their nominator) will be announced at the NAFA Annual Convention.

Award recipients are also recognized on our website, in the newsletter and in Air Media Magazine. NAFA will publish and promote the award, however the nominator is responsible for presenting the award to the recipient during a local ceremony and contacting the regional press.

Who is eligible for Clean Air Award renewal?
To be eligible for a renewal certificate a facility must have earned the Clean Air Award in the past. The renewal form must be completed annually by the nominator (deadline: August 1)  and be accompanied by a payment of $40. Each renewal will be reviewed by the Clean Air Award Committee and, pending approval, a renewal certificate will be issued.

Is the nomination confidential?
All nomination forms submitted are property of NAFA and not shared or released to any entity without express permission of the submitting company. Information contained in the nomination forms will be used by NAFA for news releases and other articles to promote the Clean Air Award Program.