Indoor airPLUS Program
Recognized Verifier Leaders
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The Indoor airPLUS program will present its Leaders Award to the organizations that have verified and reported the most Indoor airPLUS qualified homes in the past year. Award winners will receive an Indoor airPLUS Leaders plaque and can use their designation to further market themselves as a forward-thinking leader offering healthier and higher-performing homes.
Together, we can ensure that Indoor airPLUS helps more builders take advantage of the benefits of delivering healthier homes: higher levels of quality assurance, improved reputation, reduced callbacks and warranty costs, and less business risk.
Congratulations to the 2012 Indoor airPLUS HERS Leaders
Each year the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Indoor airPLUS program recognize Rater partners who stand out as leaders in the healthy home building industry. Please join us in congratulating the 2012 Indoor airPLUS Rater Leaders — all of which are among the Rater partners that verified and reported the most homes Indoor airPLUS qualified homes in 2011.
- ASERusa, St. Louis, MO (a three time winner!)
- E3 Energy, Flagstaff, AZ (a three time winner!)
- Steven Winter Associates, Inc. , offices in NY, DC and CT
- TexEnergy Solutions, Irving, TX (a two time winner!)
ASERusa is located in St. Louis, Missouri and currently incorporates the Indoor airPLUS program into all of their presentations and job bids, as well as their ASERusa brochure, website, and job orders. ASERusa is committed to promoting Indoor airPLUS because the program helps to grow business by offering additional quality measures to new homes and it delivers the performance verification clients are looking for. In ASERusa's experience, builders like the additional features that Indoor airPLUS offers beyond ENERGY STAR Home Program and like to use the program as their path to Section-EQ of LEED for Homes Program.
Indoor airPLUS has helped to position E3 Energy as leaders in the southwest home building industry as indoor air quality and energy efficiency experts. Located in Flagstaff, Arizona, E3 Energy prides themselves on successfully applying the principles and specifications of the Indoor airPLUS program to new construction and, as much as possible, to existing homes. E3 Energy offers the program to every new contractor they work with and presents the program as the missing link between energy efficiency and healthy homes. In their experience, builders appreciate the ability to provide healthier homes to their clients with Indoor airPLUS, and train their sales associates to help promote the program.
Steven Winter Associates, Inc.
With offices in New York, Washington, DC and Connecticut, Steven Winter Associates, Inc. (SWA) provides research, consulting and advisory services to improve commercial, residential and multifamily built environments for private and public sector clients. They use Indoor airPLUS to help educate building and design professionals about ways to improve durability and indoor air quality in new homes. SWA engineers have found that it is easy to convey the importance of the specifications to the builders they work with by leveraging the design review process as an opportunity to explain the program and encourage builders to add Indoor airPLUS to their best practices. In SWA's experience, builders appreciate the simplicity of the checklist and construction specifications, and like the added confidence that callbacks will be reduced by adding the Indoor airPLUS label.
TexEnergy Solutions is based in Irving, Texas. They believe that Indoor airPLUS has helped grow their business because the program has a basic practicality that is easily translated to builders and homeowners. In fact, they find that simply explaining the money-saving benefits of the program's features to builders and customers is the easiest way to communicate the value and sell the program. TexEnergy Solutions strongly encourages combining Indoor airPLUS with other certification programs and sees Indoor airPLUS as an additional opportunity that will help to improve their homebuilder client's business prospects in the future. In their experience, builders like the easy to understand features and benefits of Indoor airPLUS, and the clear cost/benefits of the program for buyers. In a world of increasing concern about the quality of air we breathe, they consider Indoor airPLUS a superior offering.
Congratulations to the 2011 Indoor airPLUS HERS Leaders
- ASERusa, St. Louis, MO (a two-time winner!)
- E3 Energy, LLC, Flagstaff, AZ (a two-time winner!)
- Energy and Environmental Ratings Alliance, Manhattan, KS (a two-time winner!)
- EnergySmart.us.com, Dallas-Ft. Worth-Arlington, TX
- Lightly Treading, Inc., Denver, CO (a two-time winner!)
- Energy Inspectors, Las Vegas, NV
- TexEnergy Solutions, Irving, TX
- Building Energy, Inc., Meridian, ID
Energy Inspectors is a residential energy efficiency consulting, home energy rating and residential construction quality assurance company with offices in Nevada, California, Arizona and Utah. Energy Inspectors rates homes in 18 states and currently works with over 320 custom home builders, certifying homes throughout the West. For more information, visit www.energyinspectors.com .
Building Energy, Inc., based in Idaho, has over 32 years of experience as a full service energy conservation company. Building Energy specializes in auditing and retro-fitting commercial, industrial and residential buildings. For more information, visit www.buildingenergy.us .
energysmart.us.com is an energy focused technical organization based in Arlington, Texas. The company offers its customers a variety of services from thermal imaging for efficiency assessment and predictive maintenance to residential energy auditing and commercial benchmarking. For more information, visit http://energysmart.us.com .
TexEnergy Solutions was founded in 2002 and specializes in whole house building science, energy, environmental, comfort and indoor air quality issues. TexEnergy is a HERS Rater and Provider, and services the North Texas area. For more information, visit www.texenergy.org .
E3 Energy was created in 2002 in response to an increasing demand for effective building science tools and green construction practices. E3 Energy is committed to working with and educating private home-owners about lifestyles and building practices that improve the health and energy efficiency of their homes. E3 Energy services the Flagstaff area of Arizona. For more information, visit http://e3energyllc.com/ .
Energy and Environmental Ratings Alliance (EERA) is a HERS Provider organization based in Manhattan, Kansas, but operates in 26 states across the country. EERA offers a full range of home diagnostic services to its clients and provides raters professional development and continuous training options. For more information, visit www.kansasbuildingscience.com .
ASERusa is based in St. Louis, Missouri and specializes in building science and technology design, field verification and program rating services for National Building Performance Programs. More specifically, ASERusa offers Indoor Air Quality Design and verification and rating services to clients throughout the country. For more information, visit www.aserusa.com .
Lightly Treading is based in Denver, Colorado, and educates homeowners, builders, building science professionals and community members about energy efficiency and improved comfort in new and existing homes and small commercial buildings. Lightly Treading offers energy audits, HERS ratings, energy efficiency workshops, training certifications and system specific diagnostic testing. For more information, visit www.lightlytreading.com .
Congratulations to the 2010 Indoor airPLUS HERS Leaders
- Architectural Energy Corporation , Boulder, CO
- ASERusa , St. Louis, MO
- Davis Energy Group , Davis, CA
- E3 Energy, LLC , Flagstaff, AZ
- Energy and Environmental Ratings Alliance , Manhattan, KS
- Guaranteed Watt Saver Systems, Inc. (GWS) , Oklahoma City, OK
- Lightly Treading, Inc. , Denver, CO
EPA had its first Indoor airPLUS recognition ceremony at RESNET's 2010 Building Performance Conference held Feb. 22-24, in Raleigh, N.C. The Indoor airPLUS program recognized seven verifier partners for outstanding leadership in verifying and promoting Indoor airPLUS qualified homes. Out of 148 Indoor airPLUS verifier partners, these seven organizations led the way in qualifying the most Indoor airPLUS homes. Their efforts are helping to create healthier and greener homes, advanced indoor air quality in residential construction, and provide the many benefits that Indoor airPLUS qualified homes offer to homeowners and families. Check out the award ceremony video here.