Maintenance Group Launched

August 13, 2007
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TAMPA, Fla. - Robert G. Baker launched a new business venture, the RGB Group, which will provide advisory and consulting services on the relationship of HVAC maintenance to IAQ. It will also concentrate on how to maintain systems in an appropriate yet cost effective manner that returns more in operating efficiency than the cost of the maintenance.

Ross Montgomery, P.E., principal of Quality Systems and Technology and past director of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) will join Baker in this endeavor. Also joining RGB is Carl Lawson, P.E.

According to RGB, Baker and his associates have developed techniques that are straightforward and capable of implementation in virtually any building, regardless of size.

One objective of The RGB Group is to promote the utilization of the new ASHRAE/ACCA/ANSI Standard 180, Inspection and Maintenance of Commercial Building HVAC Systems. Baker is chair of the consensus body that is developing this new standard that is expected to be published later this year. He is also the current president of the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA).

“The launch of the RGB Group allows me to realize a long held passion; the enhancement of HVAC maintenance practices,” said Baker, whose life was changed decades ago when four patients died because of illness confirmed to be related to contaminated air handlers at a medical center where he was vice president of administrative services.

Another area of practice where RGB plans a lot of activity is consulting to management and owners of green buildings. For more information, e-mail

Publication date: 08/13/2007

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