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RECORD NUMBER: 5 OF 20
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|Main Title||Evaluation of Building Design, Construction, and Performance for the Control of Radon in Florida Houses. Evaluation of Radon Resistant Construction Techniques in Eight New Houses.|
|Author||Hintenlang, D. E. ; Shanker, A. ; Najafi, F. T. ; Roessler, E. C. ;|
|CORP Author||Florida Univ., Gainesville. Dept. of Nuclear Engineering Sciences.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.;Florida Dept. of Community Affairs, Tallahassee.|
|Additional Subjects||Radon ; Indoor air pollution ; Air pollution control ; Barriers ; Residential buildings ; Air flow ; Air infiltration ; Mitigation ; Cracks ; Foundations(Structures) ; Construction materials ; Design analysis ; Performance evaluation ; Building codes ; Space HVAC systems ; Heating systems ; Air conditioning ; Ventilation system ; North Central Region(Florida)|
The report gives results of a study of eight houses throughout their construction in North Central Florida. Each house was built in compliance with the proposed radon resistant construction standard being developed by the Florida Department of Community Affairs. Each house was monitored for at least 6 days after construction, operating in three different heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system configurations. Continuous measurements of indoor radon concentrations, house ventilation rates, across-slab differential pressures, and interzone differential pressures provided time-resolved radon entry rates and a performance index for passive radon barriers. Radon entry rates were found to be relatively constant throughout the measurement periods and for the different house operating conditions, implying that the passive radon barrier eliminates most convective entry.