Last week, the EPA Released an New Guide for Protecting Health During Home Energy Upgrades
Haven’t you heard the great news?! The EPA has just released an online guide book for Healthy Indoor Environment Protocols for Home Energy Upgrades! This is fantastic news because this means that the general public has access to this information when they are going to do remodeling jobs and therefore as a homeowner or someone who probably lives inside of one of these “Indoor Environments” can take advantage of the knowledge. The 48 page online guide books will run the reader through the scope of how to deal with contaminants that they might raise up in their home as they try to make their home more energy efficient or “green” on their own. The book has a very details yet limited scope, I know, totally vague, about things like asbestos, carbon monoxide, even pests- yeah, in that order. It is pretty interesting, actually! The EPA even delves into the systems of the house and safety issues. It is set up in a very user friendly- almost childlike way. Super simple and a great bit of information. Get spoon fed the information that will keep you safe in your home with this EPA document.
The EPA says that this book is the first book of its kind and it can be used 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.
On the recent release of the valuable tool to the online following, the EPA stated that “The Protocols were developed by EPA in collaboration with leading scientists, the building industry and federal partners. With your help, the EPA guidelines can improve quality of life for families and ensure homes across the country meet both the energy and health needs of future generations.”
Don’t forget that if you’re looking to do Indoor Air Plus on new construction, this is something very similar to this guide book that we can actually help you out with! To get your copy of the EPA’s online guide for Healthy Indoor Environment Protocols for Home Energy Upgrades simply click on that link, and you can check it out!