The Indoor airPLUS Program improves the quality of air in homes by requiring construction practices and product specifications that minimize exposure to airborne pollutants and contaminants. Clean air is good for everyone’s health, but it can be especially important to those that have chronic respiratory conditions or those who may want to avoid developing such symptoms.
The typical sources of indoor air pollution include:Biological agents such as mold, dust (dust mites), pollen, pet dander, and pests that may trigger asthma attacks or other respiratory symptoms; and chemical agents such as VOCs, formaldehyde, combustion products, and radon gas that can cause a wide range of health effects.
Home buyers today are increasingly concerned about the indoor air quality of their homes and protecting their family's health. Indoor airPLUS offers a new construction label to address these issues, offering improved comfort, safety, and healthier indoor air.
How do homes earn the Indoor airPLUS label?The builder must first design the new home to earn the ENERGY STAR Certified Home label, which is the government-backed symbol for energy efficiency. During the construction process, the builder will incorporate both ENERGY STAR and Indoor airPLUS construction practices and specifications into the new home.
Third-party verification can be completed within the ENERGY STAR inspection process by a RESNET-certified Home Energy Rater. Instructions for Indoor airPLUS verification are included on the checklist.