About

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.

QUALIFIED AS:

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.

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS:

  • 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.

CERTIFICATIONS:

  • 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.

EDUCATION BACKGROUND:

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

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:

  • 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.

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION:

  • 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.

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT:

  • 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.

PROFESSIONAL TECHNICAL COMMITTEES:

  • 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.

ARTICLES, PUBLICATIONS & APPEARANCES

  • "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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