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Nominations for Clean Air Excellence Awards Due Mar 10

The Western North Carolina Regional Air Quality Agency is accepting nominations for the fourteenth annual air quality awards program. The goal of the Clean Air Excellence Awards is to recognize businesses and organizations that have gone above and beyond regulatory requirements to improve air quality for the citizens of our area.
Past award recipients include Biltmore, Eaton Corporation, and Asheville Housing Authority. Each initiated voluntary efforts that improved air quality in Western North Carolina.

Guidelines explain the criteria for the awards and categories have been created for 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 and include a brief summary describing what was done to improve air quality for Western North Carolina.

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
  • upgrading fleet vehicles to more fuel efficient or lower emitting models.

Please submit nominations to our Agency by March 10, 2018. 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 with questions.

Table: News Item Documents
File NameSizeTypeDate & Time Added
Application Form 251 KB 01/29/2018 1:53 PM
Award By-Laws 129 KB 01/29/2018 8:19 AM
Past Award Recipients 16 KB 02/09/2018 4:18 PM