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      Impact of Air Leakage on Building Enclosure Performance (1 HSW) (Free) in San Francisco

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      June 17, 2013

      Monday  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

      101 Henry Adams Street
      San Francisco, California 94103

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      Impact of Air Leakage on Building Enclosure Performance (1 HSW) (Free)

      Learning Objectives:

      1. Learn the impact of air leakage on building envelope performance
      2. Understand recent code changes in air leakage control and air barrier standards
      3. Know performance requirements for continuous air barriers
      4. Learn about whole building airtightness testing and recent implementation


      Maria Spinu received a Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering and Ph.D. in Polymer Science and Engineering from Virginia Tech. She joined DuPont Central Research & Development in Wilmington, Delaware in 1990 as a Research Chemist and in 1995 she was promoted to Research Manager. In 2000 she joined DuPont Building Innovations as New Business Development Manager.  She currently leads Building Science and Sustainability initiatives for Building Innovations.  Her background in engineering, materials science, and building science provides an insightful understanding of current challenges in achieving sustainable building enclosures.  Maria advises building professionals on the best alternatives for achieving energy efficiency without compromising durability of the building enclosure. 

      Maria is a member of ASHRAE 90.1 Standard Committee and Envelope Subcommittee, BEC (Building Envelope Council), AIA/BEC, CSI (Construction Specifier Institute), ABAA (Technical and Education Committees since 2002, Whole Building Airtightness Committee) and other professional and trade organizations.   She has served as a reviewer for Building Science Conferences, GreenBuild and has been on the Technical Advisory Committee for CSI National Convention Education Program. Maria has published many articles in peer reviewed and trade journals, is the author of 16 patents and has been a speaker at many regional, national and international conferences on building science and sustainability topics. She can be contacted via e-mail at


      Company Profile

      DuPont is a world leader in market-driven innovation and science.  With expertise spanning two centuries, diverse industries and more than 90 countries, DuPont is uniquely positioned to help solve some of the world’s biggest challenges.  Our market-driven innovation serves markets as diverse as agriculture, nutrition, electronics and communications, safety and protection, home and construction, transportation and apparel.  By partnering with others to tackle today’s unprecedented challenges we believe we can provide healthy food for people everywhere, decrease dependence on fossil fuels, and protect people and the environment for generations to come.

      DuPont Building Innovations is focused on providing integrated sustainable building envelope solutions for the end user, including a portfolio of products, knowledge and services for new construction and retrofit projects serving both the residential and commercial markets.

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