2017 National Air Quality Awards finalists revealed

Finalists for the 2017 National Air Quality Awards in association with Mercedes-Benz and FUSO have been announced with a host of projects aimed at tackling air pollution in the running for awards.

Winners of the Awards will be announced at the ceremony which follows the AirQualityNews National Air Quality Conference, taking place at The Crystal in London on Thursday, November 23. More information about the conference programme and awards event is available here.

Winners from the 2016 National Air Quality Awards

Now in its third year, interest in the awards was greater than ever with more than 80 entries received across an expanded programme of eight awards covering work in both the public and private sector, reflecting the breadth of work taking place across the UK to tackle air pollution and emissions.

Within the local authority and public sector category, three projects from London have made the shortlist, including Westminster council’s anti-idling campaign and a project targeted at cleaner construction vehicles in Merton and Richmond, alongside Birmingham city council’s NOx Reduction Champions initiative.


On the individual front — nominees for the Air Quality Champion award include Peter Dyment of air filtration company Camfil, electric vehicle pioneer Keith Johnston, The Sunday Times’ environment editor Jonathan Leake and GLA’s air quality manager Elliot Treharne.

In one of the new categories, the Leader in Low Emission Vehicles finalists include commercial vehicle supplier IVECO, alongside Autogas, as well as an innovative project to extend the operating range of Selective Catalytic Reduction systems.

The full list of finalists includes:

Local Authority & Public Sector Air Quality Initiative of the Year

  • Birmingham City Council, Birmingham NOX reduction Champions
  • London Borough of Havering, Meet Miles the Mole!
  • London Boroughs of Merton & Richmond, Delivering Cleaner Construction in London
  • Westminster City Council, #DontBeIdle

Innovation in Air Quality Technology Award

  • Amminex, ASDS – removing NOx in difficult city driving conditions
  • Blackthorn Environmental, Diesel particulate filter system for small non-road engines
  • Cross River Partnership, Clean Air Better Business
  • Loughborough University, ACCT : A significant reduction in real-world NOx emissions

Passenger Transport Air Quality Award

  • Autogas, Helping to Turn Black Taxis Green
  • Addison Lee, Project Green London
  • Go-Ahead London, The Waterloo Revolution
  • Lothian Buses, Lothian goes Electric

Freight Transport Air Quality Initiative of the Year

  • CNG Fuels, CNG Fuels saving tonnes in CO2 emissions for HGV fleets
  • Cross River Partnership, FREVUE
  • Croydon Council, Air Quality and Freight
  • Kuehne+Nagel, Whitbread Clean Fuel Food Logistics

Leader in Low Emission Vehicles

  • Autogas
  • Perpetual V2G Systems
  • Loughborough University

Air Quality Communications Initiative of the Year

  • Airlabs, Anti-Pollution Bus Stops
  • Global Action Plan & Partners, National Clean Air Day
  • The Healthy Air Campaign (#HelpBritainBreathe) with ClientEarth, British Lung Foundation, Purpose Europe and Bootstrapped PR
  • The Sunday Times, Air Pollution – Turning a forgotten issue into a national concern

Commercial Sector Air Quality Initiative of the Year

  • APT Skidata & CitiPark, Emissions-based parking tariffs
  • BRE, BREEAM – Improving air quality in and around buildings
  • Kuehne+Nagel, Whitbread Clean Fuel Food Logistics
  • Perpetual V2G Systems, The LPS System: A clean air solution like no other

Air Quality Champion Award, sponsored by Calor

  • Peter Dyment, Camfil UK
  • Keith Johnston, ConsultEV
  • Jonathan Leake, The Sunday Times
  • Elliot Treharne, Greater London Authority


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