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Local Air Quality Agency Accepting Nominations for Clean Air Excellence Awards

Updated March 21 with a list of previous winners and their project descriptions attached below.

The Asheville-Buncombe Air Quality Agency (AB Air Quality) is now accepting nominations for our nineteenth annual air quality awards program. The goal of the Clean Air Excellence Awards is to recognize businesses and organizations that have truly gone above and beyond regulatory requirements to improve air quality for the citizens of our area. Past years' award recipients have included Biltmore, Eaton Corporation, and Western North Carolina Veterans Affairs Health Care System; each initiated voluntary efforts that improved air quality in the Asheville-Buncombe County Area.

Award guidelines explain the criteria for the awards and different categories of awards apply to different types of permitted facilities, organizations, and individuals that would like to nominate themselves or another entity for consideration. 

To submit a nomination for a Clean Air Excellence Award, please download the application form online and include a brief summary describing what was done to improve air quality for Buncombe County.  Examples of voluntary pollution prevention measures include:  significant energy efficiency upgrades, switching to more environmentally friendly and lower emitting solvents and cleaners, installing renewable energy systems, and upgrading fleet vehicles to more fuel efficient or lower emitting models. We ask that nominations be submitted to our Agency by April 14, 2023. We encourage you to submit any and all efforts your company (or another company) has undertaken to reduce emissions.  Agency staff is available to assist with emissions related questions.

More information and the application form are available at Please contact Ashley Featherstone at 828-250-6777 or with questions.

Table: News Item Documents
File NameSizeTypeDate & Time Added
Clean Air Excellence Award Application 222 KB 02/23/2023 7:50 AM
Clean Air Excellence Award Guidelines 138 KB 02/23/2023 7:51 AM
Summary of award winnders 26 KB 03/21/2023 5:04 PM

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Updated Mar 21, 2023 05:04 PM
Published Feb 23, 2023 12:00 PM