Austin, Texas – (October 27, 2008) – Dell Children’s has been honored with “The Clean Air Award” by National Air Filtration Association (NAFA) for excellence and leadership on air filtration.
Dell Children’s Medical Center Plant Operations personnel, Stan Denney expressed his excitement by saying, “We are extremely delighted about this accomplishment because we have been working hard this past year to reduce the costs of providing even better air quality and cut the flow of waste in our landfills.”
This award has been instituted by NAFA in order to promote and recognize the use of high efficiency filtration products and good maintenance practices. It is presented for an outstanding effort in maintaining a clean and healthy indoor work environment, while reducing overall operating costs.
In connection with this recent honor, Dell Children’s is also in the process of becoming the first LEED Platinum hospital in the world. The clean air project has given the hospital a great advantage of achieving that goal.
“Just by less trash and waste going out and reducing the costs of the actual the utilities puts us at advantage for the LEED Platinum. It’s hard to compare to the quality of the air we have now,” explained Denney.
In addition to air quality, Dell Children’s has gained an international reputation for its green technology including energy efficiency, recycling and water conservation.