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Indoor airPlus

Third-party assessment for the EPA’s Indoor airPLUS program is available for any home that is earning an ENERGY STAR certificate. The process involves installing features beyond the ENERGY STAR standard to protect the home from indoor air pollution. It is a great opportunity for ENERGY STAR Certified Homes to differentiate themselves from the competition.

Here is what ESG does to help you obtain an Indoor airPLUS certification:

  • Construction specifications include the careful selection and installation of moisture control systems, heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning systems, combustion-venting systems, radon resistant construction, and low-emitting building materials.
  • To earn the Indoor airPLUS label, the builder then adds additional home design and construction features to help protect qualified homes from moisture and mold, pests, combustion gases, and other airborne pollutants. Before the home officially earns the Indoor airPLUS label, it is inspected by an independent third-party to ensure compliance with EPA’s rigorous guidelines and specifications.
  • ESG’s inspection and certification process includes:
    • Completion of the Indoor airPLUS Verification Checklist to verify that homes comply with the requirements.  ESG will schedule the required site visits in order to support the Builder’s work in meeting the requirements.
    • Placing the Indoor airPLUS label above the ENERGY STAR label on the panel.
    • Filing the completing checklists with the rating files.
    • Reporting certification to ENERGY STAR.
More information here: http://www.epa.gov/indoorairplus/