Clean as air: VCC awarded for excellence in a...
Clean as air

VCC awarded for excellence in air filtration

The Vancouver Convention Centre (VCC) has been awarded a 2020 Clean Air Award by the National Air Filtration Association. The NAFA Clean Air Award recognises excellence in air filtration as well as outstanding effort in maintaining a clean and healthy indoor environment. With a comprehensive approach to maintaining and improving air quality throughout the facility, the Convention Centre received this award for attributes that include maintaining a comprehensive record-keeping programme around the regular replacing of air filters, installing gaskets between air filters to prevent bypassing, installing instrumentation to measure pressure drop across air filters and more. Notably, the upgrading of air filters to extend their lifespan from yearly to every two years provided additional benefit resulting in significant energy utilisation savings for the building's operation. This is in line with the Vancouver Convention Centre's commitment to sustainability as a double LEED Platinum certified convention centre. "2020 has shown us that there is no limit on the need to prioritise air quality when striving to create clean and healthy environments within facilities like ours. We will continue to look for ways to further these efforts as air filtration becomes even more foundational to hosting events and visitors in the future", said Craig Lehto, general manager, Vancouver Convention Centre.