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RECORD NUMBER: 398 OF 899
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Large Buildings Characteristics as Related to Radon Resistance: A Literature Review.|
|Author||Venezia, R. A. ;|
|CORP Author||Venezia (Ronald A.), Cary, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air Pollution Prevention and Control Div.|
|Additional Subjects||Radon ; Buildings ; Air infiltration ; Literature surveys ; Natural radioactivity ; Soil gases ; Air flow ; Flow characteristics ; Penetration ; Indoor air contamination ; Soil-structure interactions ; Space HVAC systems ; Energy consumption ; Building design ; Building characteristics|
The report gives results of a literature review to determine to what useful extent buildings have been characterized and a data base developed in relation to radon entry and mitigation. Much in the available literature on large building characteristics is directed toward energy conservation and heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system design and operation. Data on floor space to footprint ratio, separation of lower level from upper floors, floor bypasses, and building foundation design/construction are lacking. Radon diagnostic and mitigation strategies are also lacking for large buildings.