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PLEASE NOTE: The Indoor airPLUS videos listed below contain information based on the original Indoor airPLUS Construction Specifications and may not reflect all requirements in Indoor airPLUS Version 1 (Rev. 01), which was released February 2013. Revision 1 design and construction specifications can be found here.
Improving New Homes with Indoor airPLUS
EPA created Indoor airPLUS to help builders meet the growing consumer preference for homes with improved indoor air quality. To earn the Indoor airPLUS label, the builder meets ENERGY STAR for New Homes requirements plus additional design and construction features to help protect homes from moisture and mold, radon, chemicals, combustion gases, pests, and other airborne pollutants.
Building with Indoor airPLUS
Builders and verification professionals are incorporating Indoor airPLUS to help improve indoor air quality in new homes. To earn the Indoor airPLUS label, a home meets ENERGY STAR for New Homes requirements plus additional design and construction features to help protect homes from moisture and mold, radon, chemicals, combustion gases, pests, and other indoor air pollutants.
Talking to Consumers About Indoor airPLUS with Chris Conway
Chris Conway of Conway Construction discusses the importance and appeal of good indoor air quality and comfortable homes for potential homebuyers; how he has educated customers on benefits of the Indoor airPLUS program; and how the Indoor airPLUS program helps builders and raters build their business by giving them the tools to meet their customer's needs.
As the founder and president of Conway Construction, LLC , Chris is the exclusive EarthCraft House Virginia certifier in the greater Northern Virginia area. In partnership with EarthCraft, he has been the industry leader in encouraging implementation of comprehensive energy-efficiency and building performance initiatives for homeowners, building owners, and developers.
Verifier Perspectives: Interview with Mark MaGrann, MaGrann Associates
A veteran verifier, Mark MaGrann, President and CEO of MaGrann Associates , discusses the value of having a third party professional verifier ensure that a home is meeting the specifications for a nationally recognized indoor air quality standard, Indoor airPLUS. He also relays how Indoor airPLUS is becoming increasingly recognized by the home building industry and how it can help verifiers build their businesses.
Verifier Perspectives: Interview with Kelly Parker, Guaranteed Watt Saver Systems
Guaranteed Watts Savers verifies almost 7,000 homes per year in 35 states. Owner Kelly Parker discusses the advantages of Indoor airPLUS qualified homes to builders, raters and homeowners, including how being a Indoor airPLUS third-party verifier provides a business opportunity to raters and supports builders by ensuring they are meeting indoor air quality specifications to satisfy their customers.
- Guaranteed Watt Saver Systems (GWS) is a 2010 HERS Leader award winner. Read about the winners.
- Listen to: "Taking the Home Verification Industry to a New Level" with Kelly Parker.
Verifier Perspectives: Building Green Homes and Indoor airPLUS with Rob Salcido
Rob Salcido of Architectural Energy Corporation discusses how building green homes through the Indoor airPLUS program can result in a cleaner and more comfortable indoor environment as well as increase the value of homes.
Congratulations to the 2010 Indoor airPLUS HERS Leaders
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 in 2010, 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.
- Watch the video. (WMV, 1:35, 8.3 M) Transcript
- Read more about the Recognized Verifier Leader Awards