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									FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                            EVENT RELEASE

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Jeanne-Marie Crockett, Continuing Education                       (505) 428-1414
Todd Lovato, Marketing and Public Relations                       (505) 428-1776

                  Free Clovis Classes Address Radon Gas in Homes,
                            Construction and Real Estate

Santa Fe, NM, March 17, 2009 — Santa Fe Community College will offer three free
classes in April designed to educate builders, real estate professionals, and homeowners
about radon, an odorless, tasteless and invisible gas. All classes will be offered on
Tuesday, April 7 in the Clovis Civic Center, 801 Schepps Blvd. Students can register by
calling (505) 428-1270 or online at www.sfccnm.edu.


“Radon in Real Estate,” scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon, will teach real estate
professionals how to address the issue of radon in homes without incurring unnecessary
liabilities. Radon’s classification as a cancer-causing agent has increased the demand for
indoor radon tests in Real Estate transactions. New Mexico Real Estate Commission and
National Environmental Health Association have approved this class for four hours of
education credit. The SFCC course number is RA340-70, CRN 31538.


“Radon-Resistant New Construction” is scheduled from 1 to 5 p.m. Participants will learn
simple and cost-effective construction techniques to reduce the levels of radon gas in
New Mexico homes. Radon-resistant construction is a requirement for homes earning the
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) designation in Radon Zone 1
areas (which include most counties in Northern New Mexico). In addition, the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star Indoor airPLUS program requires
radon-resistant construction for all new homes. Using the techniques learned in this
workshop, builders can also earn points for Build Green New Mexico and other emerging
green building programs. New Mexico Real Estate Commission and National
Environmental Health Association have approved this class for four hours of training
credit The SFCC course number is RA330-70, CRN 31523.


“Home Owner’s Guide to Radon” is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. New Mexico Indoor
Radon Outreach Coordinator Michael Taylor will teach participants how to test for radon
in their homes and what to do if they discover a radon problem. The SFCC course
number is RA320 70, CRN 31531.


All classes are sponsored by the New Mexico Environment Department’s Indoor Radon
Outreach Program and the Clovis Board of Realtors. Enrollment is limited. Pre-
registration is required. To register, call (505) 428-1270.

About Santa Fe Community College
Now celebrating its 25 th year, Santa Fe Community College is the gateway to success for
individuals and the community by providing affordable, high quality educational
programs that serve the social, cultural, technological and economic needs of a diverse
community. The college serves more than 14,500 students per year in its credit, noncredit
and adult basic education programs. For further information, visit www.sfccnm.edu or
call (505) 428-1000.

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