Science Inventory

LARGE BUILDING RADON MANUAL

Citation:

Fowler, C., A. Williamson, B. Pyle, AND S. McDonough. LARGE BUILDING RADON MANUAL. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C., EPA/600/R-97/124 (NTIS PB98-123995), 1997.

Impact/Purpose:

information

Description:

The report summarizes information on how bilding systems -- especially the heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system -- inclurence radon entry into large buildings and can be used to mitigate radon problems. It addresses the fundamentals of large building HVAC systems and the entry mechanisms for radon in large buildings. It reviews different types of radon measurements and how to plan a deployment of instruments to obtain desired results. A proposed diagnostic protocol is outlined for investigating a generic large building based on investigations made in Florida and other places. It summarizes mitigation results reported in previously cited papers and reviews some of the factors to consider in designing, installing, and evaluating the effectiveness of a mitigation system. It concludes with some recommended building design and operating practices for new construction large buildings. (NOTE: The U.S. EPA has worked since 1992 with the State of Florida to evaluate the impact of HVAC systems on radon entry and mitigation in large buildings.)

URLs/Downloads:

NTISCONTACT.PDF   (PDF,NA pp, 8 KB,  about PDF)

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/REPORT)
Product Published Date: 11/01/1997
Record Last Revised: 12/15/2008
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 115125

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

AIR POLLUTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL DIVISION

INDOOR ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENT BRANCH