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LEED BD+C: Homes | v2008

Radon protection

EQc9 | Possible 1 point

Intent

Reduce occupant exposure to radon gas and other soil gas contaminants.

Requirements

Prerequisites

9.1 Radon-resistant construction in high-risk areas. If the home is in EPA Radon Zone 1, design and build the home with radon-resistant construction techniques as prescribed by EPA, the International Residential Code, Washington State Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality Code, or some equivalent code or standard.

Credits

9.2 Radon-resistant construction in moderate-risk areas (1 point). If the home is outside EPA Radon Zone 1, design and build the home with radon-resistant construction techniques as prescribed by EPA, the International Residential Code, Washington State Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality Code, or some equivalent code or standard.
Note: Radon-resistant construction does not guarantee that occupants will not be exposed to radon. The Surgeon General and EPA recommend that every home in the country be tested for radon. Information about radon testing is available at the EPA Web site, at www.epa.gov/radon/radontest.html.

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