Indoor Air Quality

Minimum 15 Points Required

This section focuses on the quality of the air within the finished home. Products listed here include materials that are low in VOCs, products made from all natural materials, as well as various air cleaning and ventilation.


3.1.2   Install electronic or electrostatic air cleaner on HVAC system (1 point).
Furnace Fresh Air Intake Vent Pre-Filter System | Ultimate Vent


3.1.3   Install HEPA filtration system in conjunction with an HVAC system (4 points).

IQAir Perfect 16 (MERV 16 Air Purification System | Trail Appliances/IQAir North America


3.9  All insulation in the home is third-party certified or certified with low or zero fomaldehyde (2 points).

Johns Manville Formaldehyde-Free™ Fibre Glass Insulation | Johns Manville

Formaldehyde Free Insulation | Johns Manville

EcoTouch® PINK TM FIBERGLAS  Thermal, Acoustical and Blowing Wool | Owens Corning

CertainTeed Gypsum & Insulation


3.12  Low formaldehyde particle board/MDF (less than 0.18 ppm) = 1 point, or zero formaldehyde particle board/MDF (2 points) used for cabinets (1 or 2 points).

freedomRail System | Organized Living


3.13  Low formaldehyde particle board/MDF ( less than 0.18 ppm) = 1 point, or zero formaldehyde particle board/MDF (2 points) for cabinets.

freedomRail System | Organized Living


3.14  All interior wire shelving is factory coated with low VOC / no off gassing coatings (1 point).

freedomRail System | Organized Living


3.16  All hardwood flooring is factory finished (1 point).

Life Proof Flooring, Bamboo Hardwood| Bamboo Innovations