The EPA has a program for home construction that combines energy efficiency with indoor air quality. “A builder must first design a home to earn the ENERGY STAR label — the government-backed symbol for energy efficiency. The result is a home that is significantly more energy efficient than a home built to minimum code, helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions. … By constructing homes that meet EPA’s Indoor airPLUS specifications, builders can distinguish themselves by being among the first recognized by EPA to offer homes designed to truly deliver better indoor air quality.”
The program is innovative in the search for healthy, sustainable living with the smallest possible impact on the environment.