The problem of mold in buildings with excess moisture will be addressed by six major HVACR organizations during a seminar at the ASHRAE 2003 Annual Meeting. "Preventing mold problems in buildings and HVAC systems is a shared responsibility among all parties involved in the design, specifications, construction, commission, maintenance and use of buildings," Raymond Patenaude, P.E., who will chair the session, said. "Mold problems often seem to occur where responsibilities overlap or where there are gaps in which professions are not aware of a responsibility."

With this seminar, ASHRAE hopes to establish good communication and cooperation among professionals who share responsibility for building environments. Mold in the HVACR Industry will be held as part of the technical program at the meeting, June 28-July 2, in Kansas City. The seminar will be held from 8-10 a.m. June 30. It is sponsored by ASHRAE's Environmental Health Committee.

Scheduled to participate are representatives from ASHRAE, the Air Conditioning Contractors of America, ARI, the Mechanical Contractors Association of America, the National Environmental Balancing Bureau, and the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association. Representatives will give overviews of their organization's activities in this area. A question and answer session will follow. More information on that session can be found at http://xp20.ashrae.org/NEWS/2003_pub-sess_humidity.htm.