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This training program is ideal for anyone that is designing, building, or verifying a home in a green building program. Indoor Environmental Quality is a key feature of sustainable buildings. The EPA has designed the Indoor airPLUS program as a companion to the ENERGY STAR for Homes program, adding health protection to the ENERGY STAR value proposition. This course will describe how to achieve Indoor Environmental Quality in homes through the Indoor airPLUS program.

The course will cover program basics, the importance of indoor air quality, and guides the learner through the program specifications guidebook. This course will cover each of the specifications in the Indoor airPLUS program in detail. It also includes the sections of the program that are covered in the ENERGY STAR for Homes version 3 program.

After completing the detailed guided presentation of the construction specifications, participants are required to read the construction specifications guide available in the Additional Resources section to the right.

Objectives

  1. List the benefits of the Indoor airPLUS program for occupants & builders
  2. Describe exemptions and alternate compliance paths within the program
  3. Distinguish checklist items that must be verified from those that are allowed to be builder verified.
  4. Evaluate construction design documentation for compliance with the IAP program specifications
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Intermediate

Created by

EnergyLogic, Inc.
Berthoud, CO
United States

Leaders

Scott Doyle

Director, Energy Professional Services Division EnergyLogic, Inc.
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3 commentsLeave a comment

Sustainability Specialist, Sebesta
Pro Reviewer
4

Overall a good description of the airPLUS program and the unique requirements it places above/beyond Energy Star. At times, the course skims over the related standards without any reference to what those standards include. While most are general standards an intermediate viewer would be familiar with, several are very specific/focused and may not be as commonly known. The pencil-drawings are nicely detailed and help give a good overview of the process, options, and critical path items for designers and builders.

evolveEA Principal, AIA, USGBC Faculty, evolveEA
Pro Reviewer
4

This course provides a description of the Indoor airPLUS program through a description of residential construction sequences and detailing best-practices. The graphics are descriptive and the strategies are unified in a comprehensive format that addresses how residential construction can impact occupant health.

Senior Project Manager, Conservation Services Group
Pro Reviewer
4

This is a nice brief but thorough overview, which touches well on the overlap with Energy Star 3 as well as clarifying which items are rater versus builder verified. The EPA images are a little dated, but the content is very helpful as a primer or reminder.

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