(PRWEB) July 22, 2014
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized Steven Winter Associates, Inc. (SWA) for its outstanding commitment to verifying homes with improved indoor air quality through participation in the Indoor airPLUS program. SWA was one of only four Home Energy Raters to be honored with a 2014 Indoor airPLUS Leader Award.
“Our 2014 award winners have made wonderful contributions to raising homeowner awareness and providing higher quality homes with a focus on improved indoor air quality,” said David Rowson, Director of EPA’s Indoor Environments Division. “These builders and Home Energy Raters are helping to lead a competitive homebuilding market by creating healthier indoor environments that benefit homeowners for years to come.”
“Our clients are placing more value on indoor air quality and comfort than ever before,” said SWA Senior Sustainability Consultant Karla Donnelly. “We find that combining Indoor airPLUS with energy and water savings results in maximum value for high performance homes." Last year, SWA verified 188 Indoor airPLUS qualified homes.
All Indoor airPLUS homes also meet strict energy efficiency standards established by the ENERGY STAR Certified Homes program. Homes displaying the Indoor airPLUS and ENERGY STAR Certified Homes labels provide unparalleled energy efficient, comfort, durability, indoor air quality, and peace of mind.
About Steven Winter Associates
Steven Winter Associates, Inc. provides research, consulting and advisory services to improve commercial, residential and multifamily built environments for private and public sector clients. We specialize in energy, sustainability and accessibility consulting as well as certification, research & development and compliance services. Our engineers and architects have led the way since 1972 in the development of best practices to achieve high performance buildings. As a matter of course, we collaborate with our clients to produce the most cost-effective and innovative solutions.
For more information on SWA and its commitment to Indoor airPLUS qualified homes, visit http://www.swinter.com. To learn more about the 2014 Indoor airPLUS Leader Awards or the Indoor airPLUS Program, visit http://www.epa.gov/indoorairplus/.