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Main Title Radon prevention in the design and construction of schools and other large buildings /
Author Leovic, Kelly W. ; Craig, A. B.
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Craig, A. B.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Energy Engineering Research Laboratory, Radon Mitigation Branch,
Year Published 1994
Report Number EPA/625/R-92/016
Stock Number PB2001-108268
Subjects Radon mitigation. ; School buildings--United States--Safety measures. ; School buildings--Safety measures.
Additional Subjects Radon ; School buildings ; Air pollution control ; Indoor air pollution ; Mitigation ; Buildings ; Ventilation ; Environmental engineering ; Prevention ; Construction
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NTIS  PB2001-108268 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Edition 3rd printing with addendum, June 1994.
Collation 50 pages : illustrations
It is typically easier and much less expensive to design and construct a new building with radon-resistant and/or easy-to-mitigate features, than to add these features after the building is completed and occupied. Therefore, when building in an area with the potential for elevated radon levels, architects and engineers should use a combination of radon prevention construction techniques. To determine if your building site is located in a radon-prone area, consult your EPA Regional Office or state or local radiation office. The authors recommend the following three radon prevention techniques for construction of schools and other large buildings in radon-prone areas: (1) install an active soil depressurization (ASD) system, (2) pressurize the building using the heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system, and (3) seal major radon entry routes. Specific guidelines on how to incorporate these radon prevention features in the design and construction of schools and other large buildings are detailed in this manual.
On cover: United States Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Research and Development. "EPA/625/R-92/106." Includes bibliographical references (pages 35-36). Microfiche.