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Hamilton Among Presenters at CSI Maine Conference

Lucas Hamilton

Portland, ME – Lucas Hamilton, manager of building science applications from CertainTeed/Saint-Gobain and often referred to as the “Green Guru,” will be among the feature presenters at this year’s High-Performance Building Conference on March 26 in Portland.

Hamilton will present the talk, “Learning to Breathe.” Trained as a physicist, Hamilton has participated in the investigation, evaluation and repair of thousands of buildings of all construction types. For more than 15 years, he has been providing advanced technical, sustainability, and building science support to designers, builders and contractors across North America.

In addition to Hamilton’s session, attendees will hear from Roy Schauffele, Melissa Payne and David Leslie.

Schauffele was the first technical director of the Single Ply Roofing Association and three-term chairperson of the Air Barrier Association of America. He’s also a prolific author of numerous technical articles.

Payne will share what she’s learned from her years as a building owner representative, building enclosure consultant, and commissioning consultant. She focuses on litigation risk reduction and how to construct high-performance, leak-free structures.

Leslie will share his insights on a construction process – from conception to build – that helps ensure efficiency and collaboration for owners, designers and builders.

In addition, over 40 exhibitors will be on hand to discuss new products and services, and comedian Juston McKinney will end the day on a top note.

The Maine CSI-hosted High-Performance Conference gathers architects, engineers, owners, manufacturers, contractors and facility managers under one roof for a full day of learning. For architects, the conference qualifies for five AIA continuing education learning units.

To learn more about the conference and to register, visit