Spokane Clean Air consults during a source inspection.

Business Recognition

Local businesses making a difference

Clean air is one of our most precious resources and we all have a role in helping protect it, including businesses. Most businesses are dedicated to minimizing their air emissions. In addition, many businesses go above and beyond air quality requirements by implementing other measures, such as employee commute trip reduction, no-idle policies, green building and energy efficiency, and a host of other efforts that help protect Spokane County’s air, water and land resources.

We believe it is important to recognize businesses for their efforts to improve air quality and to share these stories with the community. To that end, we provide two recognition programs, described below.

Clean Air Award – an annual program

Each year, Spokane Clean Air recognizes a company for their innovation, leadership, and commitment toward improving air quality. The award is presented to publicly to express our appreciation for their efforts and to encourage other businesses to follow suit.  Businesses in our annual registration program are nominated and internally vetted by staff.

The 2022 Clean Air Award recipient is Hotstart Thermal Management. Read more

Past recipients, in alphabetical order: 

AFCO Distribution & Milling
Beacon Cleaners & Laundry
Central Pre-Mix
Costco Gasoline Facility, north
CXT, Inc
Eastern Washington University
Ed’s Premier Auto Body
ExxonMobil Spokane Terminal
Fairchild Air Force Base
Fiber-Tech Industries
Gonzaga University
Huntwood Industries
Inland Empire Paper Co
Providence Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital
Ross Printing
Spokane International Airport

Doing Our Share for Clean Air – a biannual program

Spokane Clean Air strives to recognize local businesses for the work they do to reduce air emissions and improve air quality in our community.

Every two years, we recognize businesses in our registration program who apply to receive either silver or gold recognition.

Silver award recognition are those businesses meeting air quality requirements for their business.

Gold award recognizes businesses that have gone “above and beyond” their requirements by implementing additional actions to improve air quality.

To receive recognition, businesses must meet the minimum criteria listed below:

Silver award:

  • The facility has not been issued a Notice of Violation (NOV) by Spokane Clean Air in the last two calendar years and during the most recent facility inspection.
  • The Annual Registration Form is complete and submitted to Spokane Clean Air by the required due date for the two most recent data collection cycles. 
  • The Annual Registration fees were submitted to Spokane Clean Air by the required due date during the two most recent billing cycles. 

Gold award:

Must meet the Silver award requirements, plus:

  • The facility has not been issued a Corrective Action (CA) by Spokane Clean Air in the last two calendar years and during the most recent inspection of my facility
  • The facility has implemented at least two measures that go “above and beyond” air quality requirements. Examples include:
    • Energy Efficiency – lighting, heating/cooling, water heating, equipment, combustion efficiency
    • Process changes, source reduction, material substitution
    • Sector Specific – back-up generators, boilers, dry cleaners, gas stations, printers, surface coaters
    • Transportation – commute trip reduction, no idle policies, cleaner fleet vehicles
    • Participated in the Spokane Clean Air’s P2 consultation in the past
    • Is a local EnviroCertified business

Congratulations to our 2021-2022 Gold businesses!

Alliance Door Products

Altek Inc

American Way Collision Center

Ball & Dodd Crematory

Bonneville Power Administration 

Community Colleges of Spokane

City of Spokane Fleet Services

Custom Body Co

Dark Capital

Ed’s Premier Auto Body

Galaxy Compound Semiconductors

Haakon Industries

My Car Collision Center

PAML Labcorp Co

Precision Door & Millwork

ProRecycle LLC

Safeway Distribution

Shriners Hospital

Spokane Regional Health District

The Woodman

Travis Iron Works

Travis Pattern & Foundry

Western Systems & Fabrication

Meet our 2022 Clean Air Award recipient

We are extremely pleased to recognize Hotstart with this year’s Clean Air Award.

The company demonstrates a strong commitment to local clean air efforts and they have an 80-year history of designing and manufacturing products that improve air quality in communities across the globe.

Pictured: Scott Windsor, Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency’s Executive Director (center) and Hotstart management team.

Read more about the award-winning work being done at Hotstart.