Air Barrier and Building Mold and Moisture Problems

Imagine the following scenario: you just designed your newest project to meet the most current whole building air leakage standards, and your mechanical engineer sub consultant designs an HVAC system that includes one of the latest energy recovery strategies.

Now fast forward to the first summer of operation. You get the dreaded call that your design has led to catastrophic mold and moisture problems that are keeping your client from being able to rent rooms and are resulting in unfavorable complaints about visible mold and deleterious mold odors being made on TripAdvisor.