EPA Indoor airPLUS

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EPA Indoor airPLUS and Sutter Homes

Indoor airPLUS is a voluntary partnership and labeling program that helps new home builders improve the quality of indoor air by requiring construction practices and product specifications that minimize exposure to airborne pollutants and contaminants.
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Healthier Homes with Indoor airPLUS

Created to meet the growing interest for improved air quality in homes, Sutter Homes became a partner with Indoor airPLUS to continue constructing homes that help keep your family healthy.

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Interactive Tour of the Indoor Air Quality Demo House

Want to understand the importance of air quality in your home? Take the interactive tour to learn more about key pollutants in your home, and how Sutter Homes, as an EPA Indoor airPLUS partner, addresses and solves them.

Podcast: Breathe Like You Mean It

A podcast from Positive Energy discussing the importance of what you breathe inside your home. Learn about an array of topics that affect every person who breathes inside of a home – so, everyone.

Partnering with EPA Indoor airPLUS is one of the many integrated ways that Sutter Homes commits to building homes that aren’t only energy efficient, but healthy for your entire family.

Sutter Homes & Indoor airPLUS

Committed to Building Indoor airPLUS Homes

Mold, radon, carbon monoxide, toxic chemicals, and more pollutants that lead to poor indoor air quality, can all reside in your home. By using modern construction practices and technologies like HVAC systems, combustion-venting systems, and moisture control techniques among many others, Sutter Homes builds to the Indoor airPLUS Home standard.

Efficient Heating, Ventilating, AC (HVAC) Systems

While Energy Star certified homes have upheld certain requirements, Indoor airPLUS homes “add enhanced filtration; additional dehumidification capacity in warm, moist climates; and inspection of air handling systems and duct work to ensure they are clean, free of debris, and provide adequate airflow.”

Healthy Homes

Mold is a common trigger for allergy and asthma symptoms nationwide. Indoor airPLUS homes have additional construction features to make sure that water and moisture stay where they belong – outside of your home.

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We are extremely pleased with our custom-built home by Sutter Homes. First and foremost, the energy efficiency of the home is exceptional. Last LPEA bill was $13.80 and the Atmos gas bill was $28. The Zehnder ComfoAir for air exchange works beautifully and makes for a very comfortable inside environment. At first there was a problem with condensation, which was remedied with an additional insulation sleeve. Our builder promptly took care of that issue. All in all, Mike was very accomodating in assisting us with changes and modifications in design and materials. We highly recommend Sutter Homes if you're looking for a quality home built with today's energy efficiency in mind.- Sandy F.
The first time I met Mike was at the job site of our future home that he built. It was very apparent to me that this construction was very different, and he proceeded to give me some information on his unique approach to energy efficiency and carbon footprint reduction living. I spent the next day on the internet and became convinced that the SHC vision was what my wife and I wanted. I have never lived in a house that did not have hot/cold zones but have been very pleased how the Zehnder ERV system “evens out” the “climate” in our house. In combination with the air filtration with this system and the use of zone based mini-splits, my wife and I are very happy with this very different experience as compared to our hydronic base board heating system from our former house. We regard ourselves as earth-friendly, and our current house from SHC fits our perspective—the fact that our utility bills are nearly non-existent doesn’t hurt either! We have taken our lot to a xeriscape point and would add this to the environmental reduction impact that appeals to us. Love the instant hot water!!- Gary S.
We love our home. We knew we wanted a builder that would be intentional and smart in the design, as well as make it beautiful. All the small details - the window quality, the insulation, the air filtration system, the layout - all of it added up, and now we have a home that will require very little maintenance over the years and has very low utility bills. Such a house made it possible for us to live in this beautiful city. Thanks for making that happen Sutter Homes!!- Summer
When Sutter Homes Co declares their homes being Net Zero, they really are. Their HERS ratings back up their claims. We were far more impressed with this home that exceeded any of our expectations.- Gary & Lorie S.
Zindher air filtration system replaces the homes air several times hourly with outside air, geothermally preheated and filtered through a HEPA filter to remove outside contaminants. Indoor air is maintained fresh and completely free of Radon buildup. If you have severe allergies or asthma this system would be tough to beat. The home has been built to exceed building construction requirements for many years to come.- Doug C.
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