US EPA honors SWA with 2015 Indoor airPLUS Leader Award

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized Steven Winter Associates, Inc. (SWA) for their outstanding commitment to verifying homes with improved indoor air quality through participation in the Indoor airPLUS Program. Steven Winter Associates was one of only four Home Energy Raters to be honored with a 2015 Indoor airPLUS Leader Award.

“We’re proud to announce the 2015 Indoor airPLUS Leader Award winners and to congratulate them for raising the bar on indoor air quality in new homes,” said David Rowson, Director of EPA’s Indoor Environments Division. “It is especially fitting that we recognize these winners in May during Asthma Awareness Month as factors found in the indoor environment can cause, trigger, or exacerbate asthma symptoms. These builders and Home Energy Raters are not only creating healthier indoor environments for homeowners, but they are also pushing the broader housing market toward safer, healthier housing by raising consumer awareness about the importance of indoor air quality. Their recognition is well-deserved.”

“Indoor air quality is now a top priority for many of our clients,” stated Robb Aldrich, SWA Senior Mechanical Engineer. “This year, we have verified 67 Indoor airPLUS qualified homes. We are proud to provide this important service for our homebuilders and to help them build high-performance homes that also offer improved comfort, safety, and peace of mind for their homebuyers.”

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 efficiency, comfort, durability, indoor air quality, and peace of mind.
To learn more about the 2015 Indoor airPLUS Leader Awards or the Indoor airPLUS Program, visit

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, visit

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