Danbury, Conn.-based Tek-Air Systems Inc. was named Manufacturer of the Year by the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories and Labs for the 21st Century.

The award, sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U. S. Department of Energy, was given out at a Sept. 28-30 conference in Albuquerque, N.M.

The award was given to Tek-Air as a manufacturer that significantly contributes to reducing the overall environmental impact and energy usage of a laboratory, hospital or critical facility through innovative design and engineering of equipment.

Tek-Air manufactures airflow control valves, indoor and outdoor air flow measuring devices, laboratory controllers, fume hood controllers, monitors and room pressure monitors.