How Do You Spell IAQ?
A version of this article appears in the November/December 2007 issue of Home Energy Magazine.
November 04, 2007
EPA is adding an indoor air quality segment to the already well-known Energy Star programs - the Energy Star Indoor Air Package (IAP).
Homeowners spend billions of dollars per year on “air cleaning” products, some of which actually add more pollutants to their indoor air! People buy these products because they promise to provide clean air. Few builders make this promise. Yet careful design and construction of a new home is much more likely to improve indoor air quality (IAQ) than any consumer product. Furthermore, surveys indicate that home buyers are willing to pay up to $5,000 more for homes with IAQ improvements. It’s clear that consumers are concerned about IAQ and are willing to pay for it.
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