Mandalay, Fulton, Maracay earn Indoor airPLUS Leader Awards

Above: Mandalay Homes has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a recipient of the 2019 Indoor airPLUS Leader Award. Real Estate | 25 Aug |

Mandalay Homes

Mandalay Homes has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a recipient of the 2019 Indoor airPLUS Leader Award. This annual award recognizes market-leading homebuilders and Raters who promote safer, healthier, and more comfortable indoor environments by participating in this home labeling program, utilizing the Indoor airPLUS brand in their marketing, and educating the general public about the enhanced indoor air quality they offer to new home buyers.

“Every year our program looks forward to learning more about the great work our Indoor airPLUS partners do on a daily basis. We are especially impressed by the work of the ten Leader Award Winners this past year,” said David Rowson, Director of EPA’s Indoor Environments Division. The 2019 Leader Award Winners continue to deliver comprehensive indoor air quality protections with Indoor airPLUS-labeled homes around the country, while utilizing the Indoor airPLUS brand to educate the public. On behalf of the EPA, I extend our congratulations to these deserving organizations and thank them for their continued effort in constructing a healthier America.”

“Mandalay Homes is honored to be recognized as a 2019 Leader Award Winner for our commitment to constructing healthier homes for our customers. Our Indoor airPLUS qualified homes go above and beyond code requirements to provide comprehensive indoor air quality protection for our homebuyers,” said Dave Everson, Mandalay Homes founder and CEO. “Since 2013 Mandalay Homes has built over 800 Indoor airPLUS certified homes in Arizona.”

Indoor airPLUS was created on the foundation of EPA’s ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Program and encourages builders and raters to go further with construction practices to help minimize exposure to airborne pollutants and contaminants. Homes that earn this label offer superior comfort, durability, indoor air quality, and peace of mind for their home buyers.

For more information at Mandalay Homes and its commitment to Indoor airPLUS, visit www.mandalayhomes.com/how-we-build. To learn more about the 2019 Indoor airPLUS Leader Awards or the Indoor airPLUS Program, visit www.epa.gov/indoorairplus.

Fulton Homes

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded Fulton Homes the Indoor airPlus Leader Award for the fifth year in a row for 2019. Fulton Homes is dedicated to promoting a healthier, safer, and more comfortable environment for their home buyers. Their commitment to these standards continues to be recognized by the EPA.

“The public is starting to demand high standards for indoor air quality and Fulton continues to keep our buyers and their families at the forefront when we strive to achieve the standards set forth by the EPA,” said Dennis Webb, V.P. of Operations for Fulton Homes. The Indoor airPLUS Leader Award was created in 2010 to acknowledge the builders who prioritize indoor air quality. Winning this award means that the EPA recognizes that Fulton Homes is raising the bar for a future of healthy living and are committed to educating consumers on the importance of indoor air quality.

Qualifications of a newly built home must include additional safety measures against unhealthy air. The Indoor airPLUS Construction Specifications require protection of moisture control, radon resistance, pest prevention, improve HVAC systems, reduced combustion pollutants, and low-emission materials. Homes that earn this label offer superior comfort, indoor air quality, and peace of mind for their home buyers. “Every year our program looks forward to learning more about the great work our Indoor airPLUS partners do on a daily basis. We are especially impressed by the work by the ten Leader Award Winners (including Fulton Homes) this past year,” said David Rowson, Director of EPA’s Indoor Environments Division. With the win of the award five years in a row, Fulton Homes is committed to promoting a healthier America for years to come.

As well as winning the Leader Award, Fulton Homes won the Leader of the Year Award in 2018, which was the first time it had been given out to any builder. They also have shown commitment to energy efficiency as they were awarded Energy Star’s Partner of the Year the past five years in a row. The presentation of the Leader Award will be Wednesday, October 2, 2019 for the EEBA High Performance Home Summit in Denver, Colorado.

Maracay

Maracay, a wholly owned company of the TRI Pointe Group (NYSE: TPH), has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a recipient of the 2019 Indoor airPLUS Leader Award. 

The annual award recognizes market-leading homebuilders and raters that promote safer, healthier, and more comfortable indoor environments by participating in the EPA’s home labeling program, utilizing the Indoor airPLUS brand in their marketing efforts, and educating the general public about the enhanced indoor air quality protections they offer to new home buyers. 

“This honor is a testament to Maracay’s commitment to healthy and sustainable living,” Maracay President Andy Warren said. “We began building all Energy Star® certified homes over a decade ago and continue to embrace the highest standards in green building through programs such as Indoor airPLUS to ensure Arizona families have a sustainable, healthful and energy-efficient new home to make memories of a lifetime in.”

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