Radon control options for new home construction
Recorded Tuesday, June 20, 2017 · 1 pm
- SPEAKER BIO(S)
As a result of this course, participants will be able to:
- Articulate why effective radon control in new homes is important.
- Differentiate between the two types of radon control systems (passive and active).
- Identify the critical components of radon control systems.
- Explain who should install radon control systems and why performance testing is essential.
Who should watch?
Builders, remodelers, students and apprentices in construction trades, building performance consultants, weatherization technicians, code officials, residential energy program design professionals, designers, home inspectors and anyone interested in building high performance, healthy homes.
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Take an in-depth look at radon control systems for new homes and better understand why effective radon control is key to occupant health, safety and comfort. Following the specifications set forth by the American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists, this course teaches you how to incorporate a radon control system into home construction projects.
Speaker introduction, sources used, key concepts to cover
Why is effective radon control in new homes important?
What are the basic options for radon control in your homes?
Critical components of radon control systems: overview
- Permeable layer under slab
- Air-tight soil gas retarder
- Vent pipe
- Active soil depressurization (ASD) fan selection, installation and monitoring
- Required labels
- Documentation package
Who should install radon control systems in new homes?
Why is a performance test essential?
In order to receive credit for viewing this webinar, you'll need to pass a short quiz. A link to the quiz will be provided in your registration confirmation email. Separate registration is required for each individual requiring continuing education credit.
All credits have different expiration dates, so it is to your advantage to take the quiz as soon as possible.
BPI This course has been pre-approved for 0.25 BPI CEUs.
GBCI Seventhwave is a provider of GBCI approved courses for continuing education. This is a GBCI approved course and offers 0.5 CE hours. Seventhwave is also a USGBC Education Partner.
NARI This course is approved for 0.5 NARI CEUs.
WI-DSPS Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services has approved this course for 0.5 CEUs for the following credential: Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Certification. Note that you may not retake the same course for credit more than once during the 1-, 2- or 4-year term of your specific credential.
William J. Angell
University of Minnesota
Bill's entire professional experience centers around issues concerning building science especially related to indoor air quality including radon. His base of operation is the University of Minnesota where he is a Professor responsible for directing a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Radon Training Center as well as conducting applied research and policy development.
Bill's professional goal is to prevent lung cancer deaths associated with indoor radon exposure and to improve the environmental health of building occupants. Learn more about Bill and see his list of publications.