Imagine the following scenario: you just designed your newest project to meet the most current whole building air leakage standards, and your mechanical engineer subconsultant 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.

The problem is that despite significant advances in air barrier understanding within the design and construction industry, many aspects about air barriers are still not well understood and, as a result, are leading to moisture and mold problems (especially in hot and humid climates).

In response to this critical issue, Liberty Building Forensics Group (LBFG) has produced an e-book that speaks directly to the most common air barrier-related factors causing mold and moisture problems in hot and humid climates and shows you how to avoid them on your next project.

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  • Why are continuous air barriers important and why are they often never achieved?
  • Why is this happening and what can be done about it?
  • Confusing metrics and how to understand them
  • Solutions and recommendations