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Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 2014 Jul;160(1-3):53-6. doi: 10.1093/rpd/ncu110. Epub 2014 Apr 9.

Indoor radon problem in energy efficient multi-storey buildings.

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1
Institute of Industrial Ecology UB RAS, Sophy Kovalevskoy st., 20, Ekaterinburg 620990, Russia ivy@ecko.uran.ru.
2
Institute of Industrial Ecology UB RAS, Sophy Kovalevskoy st., 20, Ekaterinburg 620990, Russia.
3
Burnasyan Federal Medical Biophysical Center, Moscow, Russia.

Abstract

Modern energy-efficient architectural solutions and building construction technologies such as monolithic concrete structures in combination with effective insulation reduce air permeability of building envelope. As a result, air exchange rate is significantly reduced and conditions for increased radon accumulation in indoor air are created. Based on radon survey in Ekaterinburg, Russia, remarkable increase in indoor radon concentration level in energy-efficient multi-storey buildings was found in comparison with similar buildings constructed before the-energy-saving era. To investigate the problem of indoor radon in energy-efficient multi-storey buildings, the measurements of radon concentration have been performed in seven modern buildings using radon monitoring method. Values of air exchange rate and other parameters of indoor climate in energy-efficient buildings have been estimated.

PMID:
24723188
DOI:
10.1093/rpd/ncu110
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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