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Main Title Radon Diagnostic Measurement Guidance for Large Buildings. Volume 2. Appendices.
Author Menetrez, M. Y. ; Kulp, R. N. ;
CORP Author Southern Research Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air Pollution Prevention and Control Div.;Florida Dept. of Community Affairs, Tallahassee. Codes and Standards Div.
Publisher Jul 97
Year Published 1997
Report Number EPA-68-D2-0062; EPA/600/R-97/064B;
Stock Number PB97-189724
Additional Subjects Radon ; Diagnosis ; Mitigation ; Commercial buildings ; Florida ; Indoor air pollution ; Environmental surveys ; Heating ; Ventilation ; Air conditioning ; Pollution control ; Stationary sources
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NTIS  PB97-189724 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 12/22/1997
Collation 151p
The report discusses the development of radon diagnostic procedures and mitigation strategies applicable to a variety of large non-residential buildings commonly found in Florida. The investigations document and evaluate the nature of radon occurrence and entry mechanisms for radon, the effects of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system configuration and operation on radon entry and dilution, and the significance of occupancy patterns, building height, and other building construction features. A primary focus of the project was the effect of the HVAC systems of a large building on the transport, entry and (hopefully) the minimization of indoor radon in the building. Two buildings were investigated, both of which showed an inverse relationship between dedicated ventilation air and indoor radon concentrations, as was expected. Both also showed signs of unusual HVAC design, operation, and maintenance that presumably adversely affected indoor radon and other indoor air quality (IAQ) variables.