Case Studies

Project: FAU Engineering Building

Client: Leo Daly Architects

Services Provided

LBFG provided building commissioning and peer review services. We recommended key design phase techniques to evaluate the building air, water, and vapor leakage characteristics. In addition, LBFG provided problem avoidance services during construction.

Case Summary

Architects seeking LEED® Platinum certification used innovative features in their building design, failing to consider that the LEED® rating system has not been adapted for warm, humid climates. To minimize conditions conducive to moisture problems, these state-of-the-art building features and systems required unique startup, commissioning, and maintenance. Implementation of building performance criteria for warm, humid climate design was needed. This included pressurization and flush out, indoor air conditions, building leakiness, water infiltration, and condensation control.

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