Energy Star to Add IAQ Specs

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The Environmental Protection Agency seeks feedback on a voluntary label that builders can use on homes meeting exemplary specifications for indoor air quality.

January 01, 2004

The Environmental Protection Agency seeks feedback on a voluntary label that builders can use on homes meeting exemplary specifications for indoor air quality. Starting with the Energy Star criteria as a prerequisite, the specifications include a wide range of construction materials, practices and equipment designed to improve indoor air quality as well as moisture control, comfort and durability.

The draft specifications, introductory material and a comment area can be found at www.epa.gov. The deadline for comments is March 12.

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