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LEED v2008
Homes
Indoor Environmental Quality
EPA Indoor airPLUS

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Homes-v2008 EQc1: EPA Indoor airPLUS 13 points

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Intent

Improve the overall quality of a home’s indoor environment by installing an approved bundle of air quality measures.

Requirements

Prerequisites

None.

Credits

1 EPA Indoor airPLUS (13 points). Complete all the requirements of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s EPA Indoor airPLUS (IAP).

Table 1 Applicability of EPA Indoor airPLUS Measures to LEED for Homes

LEED for Homes prerequisites / credits Relevant Indoor Air Package measures Applicability
Innovation & Design Process 2.1, 2.2 Various Meeting Indoor Air Package specifications will address many durability issues listed in durability inspection checklist template.
Sustainable Sites 5 3.1–3.4 Depending on project location, meeting Indoor Air Package specifications may earn up to 2 LEED points.
Energy & Atmosphere 6.1 4.1, 7.4 Meeting Indoor Air Package specifications achieves prerequisites EA 6.1(a) and 6.1(c).
Materials & Resources 2.2 6.3–6.9 Depending on project details, meeting Indoor Air Package specifications may earn up to 2 LEED points.
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USGBC logo

© Copyright U.S. Green Building Council, Inc. All rights reserved.

Intent

Improve the overall quality of a home’s indoor environment by installing an approved bundle of air quality measures.

Requirements

Prerequisites

None.

Credits

1 EPA Indoor airPLUS (13 points). Complete all the requirements of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s EPA Indoor airPLUS (IAP).

Table 1 Applicability of EPA Indoor airPLUS Measures to LEED for Homes

LEED for Homes prerequisites / credits Relevant Indoor Air Package measures Applicability
Innovation & Design Process 2.1, 2.2 Various Meeting Indoor Air Package specifications will address many durability issues listed in durability inspection checklist template.
Sustainable Sites 5 3.1–3.4 Depending on project location, meeting Indoor Air Package specifications may earn up to 2 LEED points.
Energy & Atmosphere 6.1 4.1, 7.4 Meeting Indoor Air Package specifications achieves prerequisites EA 6.1(a) and 6.1(c).
Materials & Resources 2.2 6.3–6.9 Depending on project details, meeting Indoor Air Package specifications may earn up to 2 LEED points.
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