Indoor airPLUS Program
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Homebuyers today are increasingly concerned about the indoor air quality of their homes. Issues like mold, radon, carbon monoxide and toxic chemicals have received greater attention than ever as poor indoor air quality has been linked to a host of health problems. With ENERGY STAR and Indoor airPLUS, builders can employ a variety of construction practices and technologies in their new homes to help address these concerns.
Indoor airPLUS Design and Construction Features
- Moisture Control
- Pest Barriers
- HVAC Systems
- Combustion Pollutant Control
- Low-Emission Materials
- Home Commissioning
- How to Participate
- Labeling and Reporting Instructions (HTML)
- Builder brochure (PDF) (8 pp, 1.05 M, about PDF)
- Construction Specifications: Version 1 (Rev. 01)
- Technical Guidance to Construction Specifications
- Verification Checklist (PDF) (2 pp, 425 K)
- Promotional Guidelines (PDF) (12 pp, 3.9 M)
How do homes earn the Indoor airPLUS label?
A home must first be designed to earn ENERGY STAR certification the government-backed symbol for energy efficiency. By adding additional home design and construction features, an Indoor airPLUS certified home helps protect residents from issues like mold, moisture and radon. Join Now
Verification can be completed within the ENERGY STAR inspection process. Instructions for Indoor airPLUS verification are included on the back page of the Verification Checklist. EPA does not verify or certify homes.
How Can Indoor airPLUS Help Builders?
- Differentiate your homes from the competition
- Address customer concerns about indoor air quality
- Reduce potential call backs and liability
- Improve indoor air quality
- Earn a trusted label for green construction techniques