FAU Engineering Building

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.