The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has honored 11 home builders and six home raters with its 2022 Indoor airPLUS Leader Awards. In addition, the EPA has selected two Indoor airPLUS partners to receive the Leader of the Year Award for their outstanding commitment and program performance.
These annual awards recognize market-leading organizations who champion safer, healthier and more comfortable indoor environments through participation and promotion of the Indoor airPLUS program, a voluntary partnership and labeling program put out by the EPA that is aimed at helping home builders produce the quality of homes that matches consumer preference of better indoor air quality.
These homes introduce design approaches include mold and moisture control; radon resistance; pest management; improved heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning systems; proper combustion venting; healthier building materials and homeowner education.
The Winners of the EPA 2022 Indoor airPLUS Leader Awards
In the builder category, Fulton Homes (Tempe, Arizona) takes home the 2022 Indoor airPLUS Leader of the Year Award. This marks their eighth Indoor airPLUS Leader Award and third Leader of the Year Award.
“They [Fulton Homes] continue to innovate and make great use of the outreach and education tools provided by the Indoor airPLUS program,” states the EPA in a press release. “This year, Fulton Homes embraced their leader role with an innovative and effective marketing strategy that included developing and widely marketing social media posts and an updated Indoor airPLUS promotional video to highlight the benefits of the program.”
Integral Building + Design (New Paltz, New York), meanwhile, secured the Leader of the Year award for the building rater category.
Winning their fifth Leader Award and first Rater Leader of the Year Award, Integral has “demonstrated consistent engagement and leadership in outreach to their clients who build affordable housing, including presenting information and promoting the benefits of the Indoor airPLUS program to the construction industry,” according the EPA.
“As a result of those efforts, three new affordable housing developers committed to building 100% Indoor airPLUS labeled homes in 2021, and they reported verifying over 300 Indoor airPLUS homes that qualify as affordable housing.”
The winners of the 2022 Indoor airPLUS Leader Awards are as follows:
- Beazer Homes – Arizona, Mesa, Ariz.
- Beazer Homes – Dallas, Farmers Branch, Texas
- Beazer Homes – Las Vegas, Henderson, Nev.
- C & B Custom Homes, Inc., Cottonwood, Ariz.
- Charis Homes, LLC, North Canton, Ohio
- Fulton Homes, Tempe, Ariz.
- Mandalay Homes, Prescott, Ariz.
- Meritage Homes, Scottsdale, Ariz.
- Providence Homes, Jacksonville, Fla.
- Thrive Home Builders, Denver, Colo.
- Tri Pointe Homes Arizona, Scottsdale, Ariz.
- ARCXIS, Houston, Texas
- E3 Energy, LLC, Flagstaff, Ariz.
- EnergyLogic, Inc., Berthoud, Colo.
- Integral Building + Design, Inc., New Paltz, N.Y.
- JKP Energy Inspections, LLC, Gilbert, Ariz.
- Steven Winter Associates, Inc., Norwalk, Conn.
“EPA congratulates the 2022 Indoor airPLUS Leaders and Leaders of the Year for their efforts to build and promote American homes designed to provide occupants with healthier indoor air,” said Joseph Goffman, Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator of EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation.
“Now more than ever, people understand the importance of healthier indoor air quality. These market-leading home builders and raters help American homebuyers protect their families with healthier homes across the spectrum of new housing stock.”