Dr. Brett Singer, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, presented on the development of an indoor air quality (IAQ) scoring system and the planned elements of a national new home study during the Building America webinar on September 28, 2016.

The IAQ score will be an asset rating that considers features of the home that make it easier for the occupants to achieve good indoor air quality. The national study will collect baseline data on the design and performance of mechanical equipment relevant to IAQ and characterize IAQ in new homes in varied climates throughout the United States.