Builder and Contractor Resources for Radon-Resistant New Construction (RRNC)
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Architectural Drawings of Passive Radon Control Systems:
For builders new to radon-resistant new construction techniques, EPA provides a set of Architectural Drawings for three foundation types. Initially released in May 1995.
- Available as an executable file for use with CAD programs: Architectural Drawings(523 K)
- Passive Radon Control System for New Construction
ANSI-AARST Standard: Reducing Radon in New Construction of 1 & 2 Family Dwellings and Townhouses
ANSI/AARST has released "RRNC 2.0 Reducing Radon in New Construction of 1 & 2 Family Dwellings and Townhouses" to control for radon in the construction of new residential homes. The standard, designated CCAH-2013, is written in code language. Copies are available for $45 each for non-members, $30 each for AARST members from the American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists. Exit
Building Radon Out
For more information on building healthier, radon-resistant homes, download a copy of EPA’s step-by-step guide Building Radon Out.
Contractor Report: The annual Builder Practices Report
Produced for EPA by the National Association of Home Builders Research Center Inc., this report for calendar 2010 is available as a PDF from the National Service Center for Environmental Publications (NSCEP). Reference EPA document number 402-K-12-001. The report includes information on radon-resistant home building practices for single-family homes, multifamily buildings, trends, costs and demographics.
EPA is making the report available in the belief that individuals, builders, state/local governments, researchers and radon professionals will find it useful. Voluntary adoption of radon-resistant new construction techniques by builders and building code authorities is an EPA radon program priority.
- Home Buyer's and Seller's Guide to Radon
- Consumer's Guide to Radon Reduction
- Directory of Builders Using RRNC
- See also Radon Publications and Resources