Indoor airPLUS Leader Award Winners
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 was formally presented at the 2021 EEBA High Performance Home Summit, on September 15th. 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.
Congratulations to Mandalay Homes, the Leader of the Year Builder winner, and to JKP Energy Inspections, the Leader of the Year Rater winner!
Note: To view previous year winners, please visit Past Indoor airPLUS Leader Award Winners.
Leader of the Year - Builder Winner
Congratulations to Mandalay Homes, the Leader of the Year Builder winner! Mandalay Homes is an industry leader in building healthy and high-performance homes and continues to educate their customers on the importance of indoor air quality and the benefits of living in a home that has earned the Indoor airPLUS label.
Leader of the Year - Rater Winner
Congratulations to JKP Energy Inspections, the Leader of the Year Rater winner! JKP Energy Inspections consistently advocates for the Indoor airPLUS Program and offers strong support, education, and training services to their builder partners.
Congratulations to the 2021 Indoor airPLUS Award Winners!
C&B Custom Homes
C&B Custom Homes, as an independent builder in Cottonwood, Arizona, continues to remain focused on building the healthiest house possible for their homeowners. They have built 100% of their homes as Indoor airPLUS since 2014 and regularly engage with their market to communicate the benefits that come with the Indoor airPLUS label. C&B Custom Homes continues to be a dedicated and outstanding partner. Congratulations on your now eighth consecutive Indoor airPLUS Leader Award!
Charis Homes, a premier builder in Northeast Ohio, continues to set themselves apart in providing a quieter, healthier home for homebuyers in their market by emphasizing the benefits of the Indoor airPLUS label while also participating in DOE’s Zero Energy Ready Home Program. With a focus on educating current and future homeowners on the health and benefits of their high performance home, Charis Homes continues to excel at supplementing their own marketing efforts with Indoor airPLUS materials and messaging. Congratulations on your fourth consecutive Indoor airPLUS Leader Award!
Fulton Homes continues to take full advantage of Indoor airPLUS marketing material and resources, stressing the importance of indoor air quality in all of their homes. With an increased focus on air quality and with homeowners spending more time at home this past year, Fulton Homes has taken the opportunity to become even more active and expand their efforts in marketing the benefits of their healthy homes. A now seven-time Leader Award winner, and two-time Leader of the Year winner, Fulton Homes continues to be a program champion. Congratulations to Fulton Homes on your seventh consecutive Indoor airPLUS Leader Award!
JHM Group’s primary mission is the delivery of high-quality, sustainable, and environmentally friendly affordable housing. At JHM, they recognize that quality affordable housing means providing safety, sustainability, and a sense of well-being for its residents. In collaboration with their rater and fellow Leader Award Winners, Steven Winter Associates, JHM Group worked to ensure their development, Willow Creek Apartments in Hartford, Connecticut, would be LEED v4, ENERGY STAR, and Indoor airPLUS certified. Their attention to detail doesn’t end with construction, providing extensive building management training as well as educational sessions for every new tenant to review the benefits and operation of their Indoor airPLUS labeled unit. Congratulations to JHM Group on your first Indoor airPLUS Leader Award!
Mandalay Homes - Leader of the Year
Mandalay Homes continues to be an industry leader in energy efficiency and indoor air quality. This Arizona builder utilizes indoor air quality as a foundational feature of every Mandalay home and integrates the Indoor airPLUS program with numerous points of engagement with customers. Mandalay continues to build a strong reputation for healthy, high performing homes in their market. When faced with high demand and a growing wait list, Mandalay Homes took advantage of the opportunity to further educate customers on the indoor air quality of their homes. This included highlighting design features related to Indoor airPLUS and using air quality sensors throughout model homes. Congratulations to Mandalay Homes on your seventh Indoor airPLUS Leader Award and first Leader of the Year Award!
Meritage Homes has been a market leader in the home building industry for over 10 years, and in 2020, Meritage made the commitment to certify 100% of their new home starts across the country with the Indoor airPLUS label. Along with this commitment, Meritage increased implementation of voluntary health components in every home moving forward, including the use of MERV 13 filters as a standard offering. Additionally, Meritage has adopted multispeed compressors/air handlers to provide superior moisture management, energy efficiency, and improved comfort. Congratulations to Meritage Homes on your first Indoor airPLUS Leader Award!
Thrive Home Builders
Thrive Home Builders continues to be a national leader and the largest Indoor airPLUS builder in Colorado, building 100% of their homes to the Indoor airPLUS label. By focusing on indoor air quality and the Indoor airPLUS brand in their technical approach and marketing strategy, Thrive has made health one of their three key brand platforms--“efficient, healthy, and local”. Thrive is once again leading the homebuilding industry to the next frontier - zero carbon homes. Thrive Home Builders touts their Vitality Collection as their first “all-electric, zero-carbon” offering and what they believe is the future of home construction. Congratulations to Thrive on their sixth consecutive Indoor airPLUS Leader Award!
Tri Pointe Homes of Arizona
Tri Pointe Homes of Arizona (formerly Maracay Homes) has been a leader in new home construction for over 25 years in Arizona, producing high-quality homes that provide home shoppers with smarter choices for both their lifestyle and the environment. Part of their sales and marketing strategy is to ensure all team members receive specialized training from knowledgeable energy raters so that they can help articulate the Indoor airPLUS program's requirements and benefits to prospective home buyers. Over a decade ago, Tri Pointe Homes, under the name Maracay, committed to building 100% of their homes with the ENERGY STAR label and in 2020 made the commitment to building all homes with the Indoor airPLUS label, to ensure their homes are healthier for families and for the planet. Congratulations to Tri Pointe Homes Arizona on your third consecutive Leader Award!
E3 Energy, LLC
E3 Energy, LLC continues to excel working with their builder partners in constructing healthy, efficient homes. As experts in their field, they have seen the rise in demand for a healthy home and have used this opportunity to stress to their partners the importance of air quality in ensuring a healthy home, specifically though achieving the Indoor airPLUS label. Congratulations to E3 Energy on your twelfth consecutive Leader Award!
Energy Inspectors is proud to offer verification services for Indoor airPLUS, helping their partners build a higher-quality, healthier home that is easier to sell. Energy Inspectors has taken strides to create a streamlined and seamless process for their builders to access Indoor airPLUS certification, making it an easy decision to participate. Congratulations to Energy Inspectors on your eighth consecutive Leader Award!
EnergyLogic is proud to help builders advance their building practices and gain a competitive edge by building better homes and promoting the value of the Indoor airPLUS label. Education and training are cornerstones of EnergyLogic’s partnerships and services, presenting at conferences and webinars to advance the industry through sharing best practices. Their team has seen continued success with the Indoor airPLUS program due to their willingness to educate builders, raters, and consumers on the benefits that Indoor airPLUS delivers. Congratulations to EnergyLogic on your second consecutive Leader Award!
Integral Building + Design
Integral Building + Design leverages the Indoor airPLUS Program in their core mission of improving energy efficiency and indoor air quality of newly constructed homes. Integral Building + Design has found the Indoor airPLUS Program to be an effective tool to engage both project teams and homeowners about the importance of IAQ, demonstrating how cost-effective IAQ measures can be matched with the energy efficiency requirements of ENERGY STAR. Congratulations to Integral Building + Design on your fourth Leader Award!
JKP Energy Inspections - Leader of the Year
JKP Energy Inspections seeks to enlighten clients to the benefits of indoor air quality and help them gain a competitive edge by building a better home. JKP Energy Inspections supports their builder partners by working closely with them as trusted consultants, helping to ensure compliance with Indoor airPLUS specifications throughout the construction process. This includes ongoing education and training for their partners on indoor air quality, energy efficiency, and sustainability. Congratulations to JKP Energy Inspections on your third consecutive Leader Award and first Leader of the Year Award!
Pando Alliance is a provider of energy efficiency, green consulting, and verification services for multifamily housing, both in new constitution and renovation. In 2020, Pando Alliance took a proactive approach to encourage projects to seek the Indoor airPLUS certification, recognizing the benefits of the program in conjunction with ENERGY STAR certification. They provided modeling scenarios and compliance pathways to project teams during schematic design, ensuring indoor air quality was a focus from the beginning. Congratulations to Pando Alliance on your first Indoor airPLUS Leader Award!
Steven Winter Associates, Inc.
Steven Winter Associates, Inc. continues to uphold their reputation as a market leading organization, pushing the industry towards healthier, more sustainable construction practices. Not only has SWA continued to work closely with builders and developers to achieve the Indoor airPLUS certification, over this past year, SWA has utilized their existing IAQ & Health Working Group (established in 2016) to form a sub-committee devoted to responding to clients’ concerns surrounding the COVID-19 crisis. Congratulations to Steven Winter Associates on their tenth consecutive Indoor airPLUS Leader Award!