LEED v4 Homes: Radon-Resistant Construction
Radon is an odorless gas that is dangerous to human health. When radon gas enters the body, the lungs are exposed to small amounts of radiation. Experts say that this is harmless in small quantities. However, in persistent or larger exposures, radon can damage the cells of the lining of the lungs, increasing the chance of a person developing lung cancer.
By building new homes that are resistant to radon, builders and contractors provide a public health service that helps reduce the risk of indoor radon exposure. Builders can build new homes that are resistant to radon by using recommended construction strategies by EPA. Thus, the occupants’ radon exposure can be significantly reduced.
LEED rating system takes radon exposure prevention seriously, and radon resistant construction is a prerequisite applicable to Homes & Midrise projects. The intent planned to be achieved with the prerequisite is to reduce occupants’ exposure to radon gas and other soil gas contaminants and promote public health.
- Learn what is a wetland and why the need for conservation found in the LEED V4 ND rating system.
- Understand the different requirements you must meet to achieve the LEED V4 ND Wetland and Water Body Conservation credit.
- Learn how LEED V4 ND Plan: Wetlands and water body conservation credit works hand in hand with LEED V4 ND Plan: Site design for habitat for wetland and water body conservation.
- Also learn about the Voluntary programs dedicated to conserve & restore wetlands
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