HSE SCHOOLS AWARDED WITH THE 2018 CLEAN AIR AWARD FROM THE NATIONAL AIR FILTRATION ASSOCIATION
If you’re not someone who suffers from allergies or other respiratory issues, you may not consciously think about the cleanliness of the air you breathe every day.
In 2018, Hamilton Southeastern Schools was one of 32 recipients across the U.S. (including Mexico and Canada) to receive the prestigious Clean Air Award from the National Air Filtration Association. “The honor recognizes building owners and management who take steps to significantly improve the quality of their indoor air by increasing the level or efficiency of their HVAC air filtration system in 10 specific categories,” said Ernie Kelly, President of Filter Services of Indiana.
Kelly adds it is rare to have an entire school district awarded this honor. “That means all 21 buildings met the strict guidelines in order to be a recipient of the Clean Air Award.”
Kelly recently presented a trophy and certificate to the district during a Board of School Trustees meeting.
The award program is instituted by NAFA in order to promote and recognize the use of high-efficiency filtration products and good maintenance practices. “Hamilton Southeastern Schools is dedicated to providing a safe and clean learning environment for all students and staff members,” said Brian Timmons, who monitors the indoor air quality for the district.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the health and comfort of both students and teachers is directly correlated with learning and productivity in the classroom, which in turn can affect performance and achievement.
“HSE Schools has made a commitment of good filtration practices resulting in long-term cost savings of more than $125,000 annually,” Timmons said.
Kelly says he expects that HSE Schools will hold onto this distinguished title as he plans to resubmit the district for next year’s Clean Air Award.