TRC002: Building Air Leakage and Effects on the Building Envelope


This presentation is for architects and other design professionals interested in increasing their knowledge of the application and use of air barriers in the building envelopes of commercial and multi-family residential buildings.

Researchers, architects and code writers have shown that attention to specific details in both new and retrofitted envelopes result in better performing buildings with better comfort and long durability. This presentation also discusses the concept of the Building as a System where the impact of Building Air Leakage will affect the buildings sustainable durability, occupant comfort, health, productivity and overall energy efficiency.

Presented By

Renae Paladino
Canam Operations Manager
Canam Building Envelope Specialists for WTI

Renae Paladino manages Canam personnel activities in North America, provides technical review of Building Envelope Air Leakage Assessment reports and Weatherization projects. She works closely with Tremco Sales Representatives, Regional Sales Managers and WTI personnel to execute all Canam activities. She is responsible for improving performance, productivity, efficiency and profitability through the implementation of effective methods and strategies. Renae graduated with a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Delaware in 1986. Prior to coming on board with Canam, she had over 20 years experience providing engineering, installation and implementation of solutions to meet groundwater remediation requirements for government, industrial, and corporate clients.

Professional Memberships:
Association of Energy Engineers
Secretary, Lower Dauphin Falcon Foundation Board of Directors (July 2013 – Present)

Training and Certifications:
OSHA 10-hour Construction Safety and Health
Building Science Fundamentals of Enclosure Design
Tremco Intro to Roofing 101