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EPA Releases Healthy Indoor Environment Protocols for Home Energy Upgrades
February 15, 2012, 2:33 pm
Filed under: News

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced the release of the “Healthy Indoor Environment Protocols for Home Energy Upgrades”, a groundbreaking document created to provide practical guidance for protecting or improving indoor air quality during home energy upgrades or remodeling. The Protocols were development by EPA in collaboration with leading scientists, the building industry, and federal partners.

The first-of-its-kind EPA guidance is a powerful tool the residential industry can use to:

* Identify, manage, and reduce indoor air quality-related health risks during home energy upgrades, retrofits, or remodeling.
* Improve the quality of work performed across the energy efficiency industry.
* Promote occupant health and safety.

“EPA is leading the way to healthier, energy-efficient homes through the Indoor Environment Protocols. The Protocols are sorely needed. By providing specific steps that contractors and others can take to protect and improve health during energy retrofits, EPA has eliminated the guesswork and expanded the number of efficient and healthy homes exponentially.” – Rebecca Morley, Executive Director of The National Center for Healthy Housing

For more information and to access the document, click here:
http://www.epa.gov/iaq/homes/retrofits.html

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