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Comprehensive survey on radon mitigation and indoor air quality in energy efficient buildings from Romania

Abstract: Over the last 10 years applied scientific research has been carried out in Romania to tacked the residential radon issues. The increased interest to reduce the carbon footprint of buildings has lead to the implementation and use of new architectural solutions aimed to save energy in houses and other buildings. As a consequence, the degree of retrofit in existing buildings and energy efficiency of new buildings promoted the need to not only mitigate indoor radon, but improve indoor air quality overall. The present study found that the while the best performance in radon reduction was confirmed to be based on sub-slab depressurization (61% - 95% reduction), centralized and decentralized mechanical supply and exhaust ventilation with heat recovery yielded a good efficiency in overall improvement of indoor air quality (CO2, VOC, RH, temperature). The outcome of our research, as well as future perspectives, take into account the recommended harmonization of energy efficiency programs with those of public health by finding and applying the best technologies in compliance with energy saving and indoor environmental quality.

 Fuente: Science of The Total Environment, Volume 751, 10 January 2021, 141858

 Publisher: Elsevier

 Publication date: 01/01/2021

 No. of pages: 9

 Publication type: Article

 DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.141858

 ISSN: 0048-9697,1879-1026

 Publication Url: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.141858

Authorship

BURGHELE, B.D.

BOTOS, M.

BELDEAN GALEA, S.

CUCOS, A.

CATALINA, T.

DICU, T.

DOBREI, G.

FLORICA, S.

ISTRATE, A.

LUPULESCU, A.

MOLDOVAN, M

NITA, D.

PAPP, B.

PAP, I.

SZACSVAI, K.

TUNYAGI, A.

TENTER, A.