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RESPIRE is a Life project. Its objective is to improve the quality of indoor air, keeping it free from radon of deep underground origin. RESPIRE will design, build and apply in four populated areas a cost-effective and eco-friendly solution for Radon real-time measurement and remediation, to keep indoor Radon levels below 300 Bq/m3. RESPIRE will construct a geological database of Radon measurements and will provide local authorities with Radon hazard guidelines and online radon maps (Web-GIS) for land use planning and health risk assessment, helping to prepare radon national action plans.


In RESPIRE, 10-15 public buildings for each of the 4 significant areas, three in the Latium region and one in Belgium, affected by a low level of air quality due to the occurrence of Radon, will be requalified by the installation of an intelligent, adaptable and versatile hybrid Radon remediation system composed by sensors, an Air Quality Balancer (SNAP) and an external additional fan-system (eolian and/or electric) working on positive pressure method.


RESPIRE will run from September 2017 to August 2020


Italy (Caprarola, Celleno e Ciampino) and Belgium (Ardenne)


SAPIENZA – Università di Roma La Sapienza (Italy)

CNR-IGAG - Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto di Geologia Ambientale e Geoingegneria (Italy)

ELC - Elica S.p.A. (Italy) FANC - Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (Belgium)

INGV - Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia


Sabina Bigi – Sapienza University of Rome - CERI, Italy sabina.bigi@uniroma1.it


Total budget:

      € 2.239.158

EU contribution:

      € 1.313.254


A.            Preparatory actions

  • A1           Caprarola Site Characterization
  • A2           Permissions for Demonstration cases implementation

B.            Implementation actions

  • B1           Prototype assembly and tests
  • B2           Implementation of demonstration cases including remediation measures
  • B3           Monitoring and WebGis
  • B4           Replicability potential evaluation and demonstrative case in Belgium

C.            Monitoring of the impact of the project actions

  • C1           Monitoring of project impact indicators and LCA
  • C2           Socioeconomic impact assessment

D.            Public awareness and dissemination of results 

  • D1           Dissemination planning and execution
  • D2           Networking

E.            Project management

  • E1           Project Management by CERI
  • E2           Procurements management
  • E3           Afterlife Plan