ASHRAE is looking for a second round of public comments on the BSR/ASHRAE/IAQA Standard 3210P, Standard for the Assessment of Educational Facilities for Moisture Affected Areas and Fungal Contamination. Open until Dec. 25, those interested in reviewing and commenting on the proposed standard can do so on ASHRAE’s website.
Standard 3210P is intended to provide a uniform and repeatable procedure, specifically tailored to educational facilities, to identify areas in buildings, materials, equipment, and systems that are subject to moisture or are suspected of fungal contamination or adverse conditions associated with fungal contamination.
“Gaining input from the public on new ASHRAE standards is crucial toward improving the safety of education facilities,” said Jay Stake, chair of the Standard 3210P committee.
According to ASHRAE research, moisture damage and microbial growth cause billions of dollars in repair costs and interruption of building operations. The buildup of moisture indoors can be controlled through the building’s design, construction, and operation and the actions of its occupants.