Low-Cost Radon Reduction Pilot Study
The aim of the research was to conduct a primary scoping study on the impact of air sealing between the foundation and the living space on radon transport reduction across the foundation-living space floor assembly. Fifteen homes in the Champaign, Illinois area participated in the study. These homes were instrumented for hourly continuous radon measurements and simultaneous temperature and humidity the foundation was improved. However, this improved isolation did not lead to significant reductions in radon concentration in the living space. Other factors such as outdoor temperature were shown to have an impact on radon concentration.
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- Technical Report
- Research Org:
- Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit, Champaign, IL (United States)
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- USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Building Technologies Office (EE-5B)
- Country of Publication:
- United States
- residential; Residential Buildings; PARR; Building America; radon; air sealing; sealing ducts; foundation; blower door; zone pressure; add-a-hole; moisture balance
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