Radon content in new constructions and rehabilitation of existing buildings
Rules on requirements for new constructions, interventions in existing buildings and the rehabilitation of existing buildings in order to protect human health against the harmful effects of radon
The Rules prescribe the requirements and methods to reduce the concentration of radon in buildings below the reference level, thus preventing endangerment of human health due to the harmful effects of radon, and apply for the design and construction of new buildings, interventions in existing buildings and rehabilitation measures against radon in existing buildings to reduce radon concentrations in buildings. The Rules shall not apply to simple and unpretentious buildings, but shall also apply to other buildings with living and working spaces whichare not classified as buildings.
For the purpose of designing new constructions and interventions in existing buildings and rehabilitation of existing buildings, the area of the Republic of Slovenia is divided into two areas, namely the radon affected area and the green area. Measures are prescribed for the design and construction of new buildings in the radon affected and green areas, the implementation of rehabilitation measures against radon in existing buildings, requirements for anti-radon measures for interventions on existing buildings, marking and documentation of the anti-radon ventilation system. The Rules also stipulate that the Minister responsible for the environment and spatial planning shall issue a technical guideline for construction within six months of the entry into force of these Rules, which will specify the recommended design and construction measures and solutions to meet the requirements of these Rules.
The rules have already been notified to the EC on 25. May 2021 on the basis of Article 33 of the Treaty establishing the European Atomic Energy Community (EURATOM).