Radon Levels and Indoor Air Quality in Northern Ireland Passive House Buildings

Barry McCarron, Xianhai Meng, Shane Colclough

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Abstract

The international passive house standard is primarily a building standard that delivers high thermal comfort based on excellent building fabric and balanced mechanical heat recovery ventilation. Indoor air quality and overheating prevalence are topics that have attracted increasing research attention across Europe, however post occupancy monitoring of indoor radon concentrations particularly in the Ireland and the UK is a much less studied.

This research investigates radon levels and indoor air quality in Northern Ireland certified passive house buildings. The initial findings of this research suggest that in principle buildings built to the passive house standard correspond with lower indoor radon gas concentrations. The research also demonstrates a correlation with excellent indoor air quality in the same buildings over the monitoring period.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2018
EventCIBSE Technical Symposium - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 12 Apr 201813 Apr 2018

Conference

ConferenceCIBSE Technical Symposium
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period12/04/201813/04/2018

Keywords

  • Passive House
  • Radon
  • Airtightness

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    McCarron, B., Meng, X., & Colclough, S. (2018). Radon Levels and Indoor Air Quality in Northern Ireland Passive House Buildings. Paper presented at CIBSE Technical Symposium, London, United Kingdom.