January 9 - 11, 2018
Orlando, FL

Radon Resistant Techniques: Building a Healthier Home for Your Buyers

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Thursday, January 11 | 12:00 - 12:30 PM

Event Type: Presentation

Location: High Performance Building Zone - West Concourse, Exhibit Hall WD, Booth W6157

Presenter(s): Bruce Snead, Kansas State University

A demo at the 2017 HPBZWhat It's About:

Indoor radon is the leading cause of lung cancer deaths among non-smokers. In addition, other soil gases and excessive moisture can contribute to reduced building durability, occupant health and indoor air quality. Building with radon-reducing features is simple, affordable and effective when implemented correctly. Recent updates to codes, voluntary standards and high-performance certification programs offer liability protection and a straightforward approach to minimizing risk and building a healthier home for your home buyers.

What You’ll See and Learn:

Attendees examine the frame built at the 2017 HPBZ

  • The basics of how soil gases enter a home.
  • The importance of correctly applied radon-resistant new construction (RRNC) techniques.
  • How installation affects performance – common errors and mistakes.
  • How current codes and standards address radon mitigation in new and existing construction.
  • How RRNC can help you earn EPA’s Indoor airPLUS label and certification under the National Green Building Standard.
  • Effective approaches in selling radon resistance and health to home buyers.


Learn more about the HPBZ Demo Stage & Building Performance Lab.

Continuing Education: NAHB - 0.5 CE hour(s)

How to Participate:

Attendees watch a demo at the 2017 HPBZDemos and activities in the High Performance Building Zone are free to attend and no pre-registration is required. To participate, please visit the HPBZ (Booth W6157) at the date and time indicated above. Seating will be available.


Tags: Codes, Standards & SafetyDesignGreen BuildingHigh Performance HomesRemodelersSingle Family - AllSubcontracting & Specialty Trade ContractingSubcontractors and Specialty Trade Contractors

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