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Indoor airPLUS

Indoor airPLUS Leader Award Winners

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The Indoor airPLUS Leader Awards were created to recognize Indoor airPLUS Program partners who construct and verify Indoor airPLUS homes, designed and built for improved indoor air quality. This annual award recognizes market leading organizations who promote safer, healthier, and more comfortable indoor environments by participating with Indoor airPLUS and offering enhanced indoor air quality protections for their new homebuyers.

The Indoor airPLUS Leader Awards were formally presented at the EEBA High Performance Home Summit, held October 1-3, 2019 in Denver, CO. At this event, EPA also announced the Indoor airPLUS Leaders of the Year--awarded to just one builder and one rater--for outstanding program participation and promotion. To learn more about this excellent educational event on high performance homes, building science, and indoor air quality, visit http://summit.eeba.org/.Exit

Note: To view previous year winners, please visit Past Indoor airPLUS Leader Award Winners.

Congratulations to the 2019 Indoor airPLUS Award Winners!

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Thrive Home Builders proudly serves the Greater Denver area by building homes with a focus on energy efficiency and indoor air quality. As a national leader and the largest Indoor airPLUS builder in Colorado, Thrive built over 250 homes that earned the Indoor airPLUS label last year. Thrive centers their brand around 3 marketing pillars: Efficient, Healthy, and Local. With an emotional appeal to the customer, they effectively promote healthier homes through print advertisements, social media, and video. Thrive showcases the Indoor airPLUS label and certificate throughout their model homes to show customers they have a trusted and vetted solution for reducing indoor air pollutants. In addition to great marketing, Thrive invests heavily in both technical innovation and internal quality control, creating an Indoor airPLUS-specific manual for each new home and coordinating closely with subcontractors to make sure they implement construction details correctly. With a 25-year history of innovation, they believe indoor air quality is the “next frontier” for high-performance homes and improved quality-of-life. Congratulations to Thrive for another fantastic year and a well-deserved Indoor airPLUS Leader Award!

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Image of Energy Inspectors 2019 Indoor airPLUS Leader of the Year AwardEnergy Inspectors, Las Vegas, NV - Rater Leader of the YearEnergy Inspectors Leader of the Year crystal

Energy Inspectors celebrates their 6th Indoor airPLUS Leader Award after helping multiple production builder clients to make the 100% Commitment to Indoor airPLUS. With 20 years of expertise consulting with home builders, Energy Inspectors knows how to recognize market shifts. Recognizing that home buyers are increasingly interested in how their home affects their health, they knew right away that building healthier homes would be more than a short-lived trend. Because of their passion for improving the residential home building market and a firm commitment to understanding their clients’ needs, Energy Inspectors has taken the initiative to educate their builder clients on this market shift. Their model of supporting builders and promoting Indoor airPLUS participation has been so successful, they have verified over 4,000 Indoor airPLUS qualified homes throughout California and Arizona, with over 1,000 of those verified just this year! Congratulations to Energy Inspectors on another successful year and your 2019 Indoor airPLUS Leader Award!

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Builders

Small Builder Winner

C&B Custom Homes, Cottonwood, AZ

C&B ConstructionC&B Custom Homes Exitcontinues to excel as an independent builder in Cottonwood, Arizona and a champion of the Indoor airPLUS Program. The knowledge, skills, and techniques that have been passed through their company from generation-to-generation are evident in the homes they build. C&B creates homes that are at the cutting edge of health and efficiency, recognizing the growing market for healthier homes with glowing referrals from previous customers. Utilizing effective marketing with the Indoor airPLUS brand and sales tools, C&B Custom Homes has become a magnet for homebuyers seeking a healthier home in Arizona. Having tenured, skilled craftsmen, and a long relationship with a team of subcontractors, C&B has instilled expectations for high quality workmanship that meets the Indoor airPLUS Construction Specifications. It is their continued commitment and success that has helped drive their competitors to earn both the ENERGY STAR and Indoor airPLUS labels, truly epitomizing the namesake of this award. EPA is proud to have such a dedicated partner earning a 6th consecutive Indoor airPLUS Leader Award--congratulations!

Charis Homes, North Canton, OH

CharisCharis Homes Exit won their first Indoor airPLUS Leader Award last year, and since then they have continued to increase promotion of the Indoor airPLUS brand and the key indoor air quality features in their homes. A premier builder in Summit County Ohio, Charis is focused on providing a quieter, healthier home for homebuyers in their market. Their effort to educate the public on the health aspects of their homes can be seen not only in their construction details and marketing, but also in their community efforts. Charis holds public building seminars on their building process, where they emphasize the importance of indoor air quality. Charis also participates in events with their local HBA and shares programmatic and educational information through their social media pages. EPA is proud to welcome back Charis Homes to the ranks of the Indoor airPLUS Leader Award winners for the second time in 2019!

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Large Builder Winners

Fulton Homes, Tempe, AZ

Fulton Homes logoFulton Homes Exitjoined the Indoor airPLUS program in 2014, starting with just over 60 labeled homes that year. After making the Indoor airPLUS 100% Commitment and capitalizing on the growing demand for healthier homes, Fulton continues to grow with 685 Indoor airPLUS labeled homes last year! They work closely with their rater and trade contractors to refine construction details, but they also demonstrate the importance of educating their clients on the value of improved indoor air quality. Fulton has a tremendous marketing strategy that utilizes Indoor airPLUS brochures, decals, banners, radio advertisments, and even Indoor airPLUS-branded tape to call attention to their covered ducts during construction. Having earned the Indoor airPLUS Leader Award for a 5th consecutive year, Fulton continues to pursue excellence in the construction and marketing of healthier homes. Congratulations to Fulton Homes on another fantastic year as an Indoor airPLUS Leader! EPA looks forward to continuing this partnership in delivering healthier homes for American families.

Mandalay Homes, Phoenix, AZ

Mandalay CommunitiesMandalay Homes Exit has been a committed Indoor airPLUS partner since 2014 and can now brag that they are a five-time winner of the Indoor airPLUS Leader Award. As a long-standing Indoor airPLUS partner, Mandalay Homes constantly seeks to improve its offering to the market and demonstrate to the buying public what a healthier home should look like. By exploring advanced air sealing techniques and including high-performance ventilation and filtration in all their homes, Mandalay truly believes that owning or living in a healthy home should not be an optional upgrade. Having labeled well over 200 Indoor airPLUS homes in Arizona this year alone, Mandalay has proudly made the Indoor airPLUS 100% Commitment and earns this label on every home they build. Congratulations again from the Indoor airPLUS team at EPA--keep up the great work!

Maracay Homes, Scottsdale, AZ

Maracay Homes LogoEPA is proud to welcome Maracay Exit to the family of Indoor airPLUS Leader Award winners for the first time. In 2018, Maracay labeled over 200 Indoor airPLUS homes in their home state of Arizona. Maracay has been known for over 25 years as a premier builder of high-quality homes, and they are constantly looking to improve and innovate—which shows in their work.  By committing to the Indoor airPLUS Program, they feel confident and take great pride in handing the keys over to clients, knowing they are providing one of the healthiest homes in the marketplace for their buyers. Congratulations to Maracay for stepping up and earning the 2019 Indoor airPLUS Leader Award! EPA looks forward to our continued partnership, innovation, and ongoing commitment to building a healthier America.

Thrive Home Builders, Denver, CO

ThriveThrive Home Builders Exit proudly serves the Greater Denver area by building homes with a focus on energy efficiency and indoor air quality. As a national leader and the largest Indoor airPLUS builder in Colorado, Thrive built over 250 homes that earned the Indoor airPLUS label last year. Thrive centers their brand around 3 marketing pillars: Efficient, Healthy, and Local. With an emotional appeal to the customer, they effectively promote healthier homes through print advertisements, social media, and video. Thrive showcases the Indoor airPLUS label and certificate throughout their model homes to show customers they have a trusted and vetted solution for reducing indoor air pollutants. In addition to great marketing, Thrive invests heavily in both technical innovation and internal quality control, creating an Indoor airPLUS-specific manual for each new home and coordinating closely with subcontractors to make sure they implement construction details correctly. With a 25-year history of innovation, they believe indoor air quality is the “next frontier” for high-performance homes and improved quality-of-life. Congratulations to Thrive for another fantastic year and a well-deserved Indoor airPLUS Leader Award!

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Raters

E3 Energy, LLC, Flagstaff, AZ

E3 Energy LLC logoE3 Energy, LLC Exit has been awarded their 10th consecutive Indoor airPLUS Leader Award for their continued commitment in working with builder partners throughout Arizona to construct and verify over 1,500 Indoor airPLUS labeled homes. As experts in their field who see the value of improved indoor air quality, E3 Energy has been able to simplify the step up to Indoor airPLUS for all but one of their builder clients, helping them capitalize on the value proposition of healthier homes. In addition to educating their builder clients on IAQ, E3 Energy also works to educate the public about healthier homes with an engaging website, showcasing the benefits for homeowners of labeled homes. EPA looks forward to continuing our strong partnership with E3 Energy for years to come--congratulations!

Energy Inspectors, Las Vegas, NV

Energy Inspectors Energy Inspectors Exit celebrates their 6th Indoor airPLUS Leader Award after helping multiple production builder clients to make the 100% Commitment to Indoor airPLUS. With 20 years of expertise consulting with home builders, Energy Inspectors knows how to recognize market shifts. Recognizing that home buyers are increasingly interested in how their home affects their health, they knew right away that building healthier homes would be more than a short-lived trend. Because of their passion for improving the residential home building market and a firm commitment to understanding their clients’ needs, Energy Inspectors has taken the initiative to educate their builder clients on this market shift. Their model of supporting builders and promoting Indoor airPLUS participation has been so successful, they have verified over 4,000 Indoor airPLUS qualified homes throughout California and Arizona, with over 1,000 of those verified just this year! Congratulations to Energy Inspectors on another successful year and your 2019 Indoor airPLUS Leader Award!

JKP Energy Inspections, Gilbert, AZ

JKP Energy Inspections LogoJKP Energy Inspections Exit celebrates their first Indoor airPLUS Leader Award! Formerly known as D.R. Wastchak, JKP has been a long time advocate for Indoor airPLUS, holding classes for their clients, and often having the indoor air conversation with builders that have not made the transition. JKP has shown a commitment to improving indoor air quality in new homes by actively seeking to enlighten their clients to the benefits of Indoor airPLUS through targeted outreach and technical support to those clients. With over 200 Indoor airPLUS homes labeled this year, EPA is proud to honor JKP Energy Inspections with their first Indoor airPLUS Leader Award! 

Steven Winter Associates, Inc., Norwalk, CT

Steven Winter Associates, Inc. 2017 As a dedicated partner and repeat winner in the Rater category, Steven Winter Associates, Inc. Exit has verified over 500 Indoor airPLUS homes, largely along the East Coast and New England. Taking on a new labeling program for a large construction project can be a big hurdle for builders and developers, but Steven Winters Associates (SWA) is willing to go the extra mile for their clients to ensure additional health protections are included. With deep expertise in mid- and high-rise multifamily projects, as well as a variety of green building programs, SWA consultants have been a valuable resource for multifamily developers seeking to earn the Indoor airPLUS label. EPA looks forward to supporting more of these developers with an ongoing partnership with Steven Winters Associates. The Indoor airPLUS team is proud to award this rating company with their 8th Indoor airPLUS Leader Award for their great work this year--congratulations!

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