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Main Title New-Construction Techniques and HVAC (Heating, Venting and Air Conditioning) Overpressurization for Radon Reduction in Schools.
Author Witter, K. A. ; Craig, A. B. ; Saum, D. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/600/D-88/073;
Stock Number PB88-196159
Additional Subjects Radon ; School buildings ; Air pollution control equipment ; Atmosphere contamination control ; Construction ; Schools ; Ventilation ; Soils ; Sealers ; Air conditioning equipment ; Gases ; Air pollution control ; Pollution control ; Stationary sources ; Indoor air pollution
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB88-196159 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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Construction of a school in Fairfax County, Virginia, is being carefully monitored since elevated indoor radon levels have been identified in many existing houses near the site. Soil gas radon concentrations measured prior to pouring of the slabs were also indicative of a potential radon problem should the soil gas enter the school; however, subslab radon measurements collected thus far are lower than anticipated. In addition, the school's heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system has been designed to operate continously in overpressurization to help reduce pressure-driven entry of radon-containing soil gas into the building. Following completion, indoor radon levels in the school will be monitored to determine the effectiveness of these radon-resistant new-construction techniques and HVAC overpressurization in limiting radon entry into the school.