Northwest Clean Air Agency
NWCAA: Serving Island, Skagit and Whatcom Counties

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Partners for clean air Business Recognition

The Northwest Clean Air Agency is proud to recognize businesses in Island, Skagit and Whatcom counties that are working to reduce emissions and improve air quality in our communities.

Businesses can participate in the Partners for Clean Air business recognition program by submitting a Partners for Clean Air program application form to our agency. To receive recognition, businesses must meet the criteria below. Each award level builds on the one before it.


  • The facility has not received a notice of violation or correction action notice from NWCAA in the past three years.
  • All required reports are completed and submitted on time.
  • All fees are paid to NWCAA on time.


Businesses that meet the above criteria and submit their application form will receive a Partners for Clean Air – Silver window decal, and NWCAA will announce their award.



The business qualifies for Silver, plus it implemented clean air practices during the last three years in at least two of the following four pollution prevention categories:


  • Energy efficiency –lighting, heating/cooling, water heating, equipment, combustion
  • Emissions reductions - process changes, material substitution, etc.
  • Sector specific – air pollution prevention practices related to your specific business sector (gas stations, boilers, dry cleaners, surface coaters, etc.)
  • Transportation - trip reduction, no-idle policies, cleaner fleets, diesel retrofits, etc.

Businesses that meet the above criteria and submit an application form will receive a Partners for Clean Air – Gold window decal, and the Northwest Clean Air Agency will announce their award.



Businesses that qualify for Gold status can request to be considered for the Platinum award.

NWCAA staff awards Platinum to the business that has gone above and beyond regulatory requirements to improve air quality.

The business that wins this award will receive a Partners for Clean Air – Platinum window decal and a plaque presented at our Board of Directors meeting. NWCAA also will announce the award.

Partners for Clean Air awards


2015 Business Awards


Read the news release about the 2015 Partners for Clean Air awards.


2015 Platinum winner: Tony's Coffee (read news release for details)


Photo courtesy of Andrew Bowman, Tony's Coffee


Tony's Coffee roaster Lucy Molenda works under energy efficient lighting, while gray piping captures and directs coffee roasting

emissions to an afterburner.


For more photos, go to the Partners for Cleain Air album on our agency Flickr page.


2015 Gold Award (link to details):


  • Chemtrade Sulex, Mount Vernon
  • Island Hospital, Anacortes
  • Lakeside Industries Belleville Asphalt Plant, Burlington
  • North Hill Resources, Burlington
  • Rothenbuhler Engineering, Sedro Woolley
  • Trident Seafoods, Anacortes
  • CDI Custom Design
  • Granite Construction Co. Singer Asphalt Plant, Everson


2015 Silver Award (link to winners list)

2014 Business Awards

News release


2014 Platinum Award


2014 Gold Award (link to details)


2014 Silver Award (link to winners list)


2013 Business Awards


2012-13 Platinum Award


2012-13 Gold Award


2012-13 Silver Award recipients

2012 Business Awards


2011-12 Platinum Award:


  • Granite Precasting & Concrete


2011-12 Gold Award:


  • City of Anacortes Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • Dally's Auto Body
  • Granite Construction Company
  • Granite Construction Company - Singer Asphalt Plant
  • Nylatech Inc.
  • Rothenbuhler Engineering
  • Tony's Coffees & Teas, Inc.
  • Turner Enterprises, Inc. DBA Burlington Collision