Radon Resistant New Construction (RRNC) Building Standards

ASTM 1465: Standard Practice for Radon Control Options for the Design and Construction of New Low-Rise Residential Buildings

ASTM 1465 covers the design and construction of two radon control options for use in new low-rise residential buildings. This is the latest version of ASTM's standard and is the EPA-recommended approach for RRNC builders, architects and other related professionals.

Building Radon Out

A step-by-step guide on how to build radon resistant homes. This book is published by the EPA. Printed copies are available from the New York State Department of Health Radon Program (see below).

Passive Radon Control System for New Construction

Architectural drawings of passive radon control systems, crawlspace radon control systems, and conversion to an active system in one and two family style dwellings. These drawings are intended for use by architects, home builders, designers, radon mitigators, or other parties interested in the installation of passive radon control systems for one and two family dwellings. This is published by the EPA. Printed copies are available from the New York State Department of Health Radon Program (see below).

Checklist for Passive and Active Radon System

In cooperation with EPA's Indoor Environments Division, the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) created the Radon Mitigation System Inspection Checklist. With just seven inspection elements, the Checklist takes under 15 minutes to complete. Builders can also use the checklist as a guide during the home building process. The checklist can be given to the home buyer to confirm the RRNC features installed.

Contact Us

Center for Environmental Health
Bureau of Environmental Radiation Protection
Empire State Plaza-Corning Tower, Room 1201
Albany, New York 12237
(518) 402-7556 or 800-458-1158
radon@health.state.ny.us