This session will run 1:30 PM-2:00 PM and be repeated at 2:00 PM–2:30 PM.
Join us as we look at current trends in HVAV design that frequently involve the use of energy recovery ventilators combined with the use of variable refrigerant flow cooling systems. This combination can result in inadequate dehumidification capacity. The resulting lack of dehumidification capacity can cause or contribute to mold growth and sick building syndrome in existing buildings. This condition can also result in a contractor being unable to “dry in” a building during new construction which, if it happens, will likely lead to construction delays. How the system came to be like that frequently involves an error or omission claim against the architect and/or engineer, as well as defective product claims.