Mr. Raymond E. Patenaude, P.E. is a registered Professional Engineer specializing in Forensic Engineering, Building Science, and investigation & inspections of buildings. He has been involved with construction and building science for over 40 years. As a recognized expert in his field, Mr. Patenaude, P.E. provides professional consultation and forensic investigation in building science including: cause and origin of construction defects; existing construction analysis; building commissioning; building enclosure assessments; moisture intrusion in exterior assemblies; HVAC&R and Plumbing analysis; Building Automation Controls analysis; Energy Analysis; mold investigation & inspection; mold remediation management; indoor air quality of habitable spaces; infrared thermography; air tightness pressurization testing to assess air leakage performance; claims and litigation support for commercial, residential, and institutional buildings. Mr. Patenaude has been recognized as a subject matter expert in building science, HVAC and mold by the Construction Engineering Research Laboratory of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, ERDC.

Mr. Raymond E. Patenaude, P.E.


Forensic Engineer, HVAC&R and Plumbing Engineer, Construction Engineer, Building Scientist, Mold Investigation & Inspection, Certified Indoor Air Quality Professional, Certified Energy Manager, and Commissioning Process Management Professional.


  • 1982 Florida Board of Professional Engineers, Professional Engineer License No. 32023, by standard 2 day written examination.
  • 2010 Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Mold Assessor, License No. MRSA156.


  • Certified Indoor Air Quality Professional (CIAQP) No. 227, by standard written examination.
  • Certified Energy Manager (CEM) No. 5511, by standard written examination.
  • Commissioning Process Management Professional (CPMP), by standard written examination.


  • 1976 University of Florida, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.
  • 1970 University of Florida, Associate of Arts.


  • American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), Member, Past-member of the Board of Directors, Past Vice-Presidential Officer.
  • Florida Engineering Society (FES), Member.
  • National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE), member.
  • National Academy of Building Inspection Engineers (NABIE), Executive Member.
  • National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), Member.
  • National Institute of Building Science (NIBS), Member.
  • Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA), Member
  • American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH), Member.
  • Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), Senior Member, Board member of the Certified Indoor Air Quality Professionals (CIAQP), Chairman 2009 - present.


  • ASHRAE Exceptional Service Award, 2010.
  • AEE Board Member, Certified Indoor Air Quality Professionals, Chairman 2006 - present.
  • ASHRAE Distinguished Service Award, 2000.
  • ASHRAE Vice President, 1998-2000.
  • ASHRAE Board of Directors, 1995-2000.
  • ASHRAE Regional Award of Merit, 1994.


  • Exterior Envelope & HVAC Systems Approach to Improved Facility Energy Performance, 2014 – 2016.
  • Energy Technology Analysis and Assessment of VOLAR Barracks, 2010 - 2011.
  • Mold Eradicants & Protectants and Develop Mold Remediation Guidance, 2010.
  • Mold Assessment & Removal Technologies and Development of Mold Hazard Management Selection Guide, 2009.
  • Investigation of Indoor Air Quality, Humidity Control and Energy Efficiency in Schools with Desiccant-Based Air Conditioners, 1999-2000.


  • ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer, Designing Buildings in Hot & Humid Climates, 2013 – present.
  • ASHRAE Technical Committee 1.12, Moisture Management in Buildings, Member, 2001- 2016, Vice Chairman, 2007 - 2008, Chairman, 2009 - 2011.
  • ASHRAE Special Project Committee, Revision of Standard 100-2006, Energy Efficiency in Existing Buildings, Member, 2009 - 2016.
  • ASHRAE Environmental Health Committee, Member, 2000 – 2006, Vice Chairman, 2005 – 2006.
  • ASHRAE Standard 62.2, Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Low-Rise Residential Buildings, Member, 2001 – 2007.
  • ASHRAE Task Group GLE, General Legal Education, Member, 2001 – 2006.
  • ASHRAE Standard 62-2001, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality, Coordinating Officer.
  • ASHRAE Board of Directors, Ad Hoc Committee on Health Impacts in Standards, 2000 – 2001.
  • ASHRAE Technology Council, Chairman, 1999 – 2000.
  • ASHRAE Environmental Health Committee, Coordinating Officer, 1999 – 2000.
  • Mechanical Technical Advisory Committee of the Florida Building Commission, 1999 – 2000.
  • ASHRAE Indoor Air Quality Professional Development Seminar, Peer Reviewer, 1998 – 1999.


  • "Energy and & Water Conservation for Existing US Army Buildings", US Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research & Development publication 2012, Subject Matter Expert.
  • "The ASHRAE Guide for Buildings in Hot and Humid Climates", ASHRAE publication 2008, Chairman, Project Monitoring Subcommittee.
  • "It was Water, not Tears, that was flowing in this Heartbreak Hotel", FES Journal, February 2007.
  • "Mold in the Building Environment", ASHRAE Satellite Television Broadcast, April, 2005.
  • "Surety Beware Mold is Gold", The Fourteenth Annual Southern Surety and Fidelity Claims Conference & the Consultants Perspective, September 2003.
  • "Residential and Small Building Humidity and Mold Control", ASHRAE’s 2003 Public Session.
  • "How to Design a Moisture Litigious Hotel in Florida", Journal of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers, January 2002.
  • "Moisture & Mold Management in Buildings", The Thirteenth Annual Southern Surety and Fidelity Claims Conference & The Consultants Perspective, Spring 2002.
  • "Natural Gas-Regenerated Desiccant Dehumidification Ends Florida School’s IAQ Problems", Cool Times Energy Solutions, summer 2001.

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