The EPA's Indoor airPLUS program provides construction specifications to provide comprehensive indoor air quality protections in new homes. Builders must implement a series of procedures and product specifications for their homes to be certified under the program. For example, builders must use hard surface flooring in the kitchens, baths, and entries; install approved radon testing; avoid duct systems in the garage; insulate and seal basements/crawlspaces; use low-formaldehyde wood and other materials; and specify low-VOC interior paints and stains, among many other requirements.
By constructing homes that meet airPLUS specifications, the EPA says, builders can distinguish themselves by being among the first recognized by the agency to offer homes that deliver better indoor air quality. Now the agency has announced a new designation and mark—100% Committed to Building Indoor airPLUS.
This formal designation allows builders to showcase their commitment to building all homes to the Indoor airPLUS Construction Specifications and seeking third-party verification to earn the program label.