The UL Indoor Air Quality Certification Program is the world’s first comprehensive indoor air quality (IAQ) certification and preventative maintenance program. It addresses moisture, airborne volatile organic compounds (VOCs), airborne particulate matter (PM), integrated pest management (IPM) and other aspects of indoor air quality and provides the Certification Holder with a third-party UL Certification Mark to communicate the achievement to their customers and stakeholders.
The purpose of this program is to identify and prevent moisture issues that can lead to mold growth, reduce exposure to harmful VOCs, fine PM (PM2.5) and other indoor air quality issues during building operations, highlight the impacts of multiple related or interdependent systems. Gives residents the tools to avoid costly indoor air quality problems and maintain a healthy building going forward.
Residential IAQ (GREENGUARD for Homes) UL 3036
- For multifamily and modular homes as well as site built houses that are essentially identical design and specify the same low-emitting materials
- Applies to tested models that are demonstrated compliant by inspection and testing
- Applies to units at the time of occupancy
- Annual re-certification of the model after successful audit and retesting
- Confidence in designs of components and selection of materials
- Knowledge that the ventilation system design was reviewed and performance assessed
- Occupants are more informed on effective management of IAQ / IPM / moisture
Children, the elderly and some other groups are more sensitive to pollution than healthy adults and tend to spend more time in the residence than working age adults. All seven of the healthy homes principles noted by the National Center for Healthy Homes are recognized by components of the ResIAQ certification. Only the occupants can keep a home safe and healthy, but that is made easy if the residence is designed and built to promote good conditions.