Dr. Iain Walker is a scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). He has more than 30 years of experience as a building scientist, conducting research on energy retrofits, zero energy homes and IAQ issues in residential buildings. He is the current chair of the US national residential ventilation standard (ASHRAE 62.2) and serves on standards and technical committees for ASHRAE, ASTM and other national and international standards and professional organizations. He is an ASHRAE Fellow, leads the US DOE national efforts on IAQ in homes and international efforts with the IEA's Air Infiltration and Ventilation Center.
Woody Delp, Brennan Less, Brett Singer, Iain Walker
Daryl Dickerhoff, David Faulkner, Iain Walker of EETD, and Will Turner, Trinity College
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
ASHRAE , Standard 62.2 vice-chair
ASTM , Task Group Chair for Range Hood Capture Efficiency Standard, Chair of E779 committee, Chair of E1554 committee
RESNET , Chair of Standard 380, Member of Standards Development Committee, Chair of Equipment technical sub committee
Journal and Editorial Board Memberships
Home Energy, Executive Editor
"What Does Duct Cleaning Do?." Home Energy Magazine 2000. Bi-Monthly. .
Leakage Diagnostics, Sealant Longevity, Sizing and Technology Transfer in Residential Thermal Distribution Systems; Part II. Berkeley: Phase VI Report to CIEE, 1999. LBL-42691. .
"Distribution System Leakage Impacts on Apartment Building Ventilation Rates." ASHRAE Transactions 105 (1999) 943-950. LBNL-42127. .
"Can Duct-Tape Take the Heat?." Home Energy 15 (1998) 14. LBNL-41434. .
"Field Validation of Equations for Stack and Wind Driven Air Infiltration Calculations." ASHRAE HVAC&R Research Journal 4.2 (1998) 119-140. .
"A Comparison of the Power Law to Quadratic Formulations for Air Infiltration Calculations." Energy and Buildings 27 (1998) 293-299. LBNL-41447. .
"Saving Tons at the Register." Proceedings of the 1998 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Effciency in Buildings, Pacific Grove, CA 1998: 367-383. LBNL-41957. .
"Technical Background for Default Values used for Forced Air Systems in Proposed ASHRAE Standard 152P." ASHRAE Transactions 104.1A (1998) 1360-1375. LBNL-40588. .
"Field Measurements of the Interactions between Furnaces and Forced Air Distribution Systems." ASHRAE Transactions 104 (1998) 1805-1816. LBNL-40587. .
"Field Validation of Algebraic Equations for Stack and Wind Driven Air Infiltration Calculations." HVAC&R Research 4 (1998) 119-139. LBNL-42361. .
"Long Term Monitoring of an EIFS Clad Wall." Journal of Thermal Insulation and Building Envelopes 20 (1997) 320-338. .
"Energy effectiveness of duct sealing and insulation in two multifamily buildings." Proceedings of the 1996 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Pacific Grove, CA 1996: 247-254. LBL-38538. .
"A Wind Shadow Model for Air Infiltration Sheltering by Upwind Obstacles." ASHRAE HVAC&R Research Journal 2.4 (1996) 265-283. .
"Field Measurements of Efficiency and Duct Retrofit Effectiveness in Residential Forced Air Distribution Systems." Proceedings of the 1996 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Pacific Grove, CA 1996: 147-156. LBL-38537. .
"A Simple Calculation Method for Attic Ventilation Rates." Proceedings of the 16th AIVC Conference 1995: 221-232. LBL-36879. .
"Field Measurements of Ventilation Rates in Attics." Building and Environment 30.3 (1995) 333-347. .
"Practical Methods for Improving Estimates of Natural Ventilation Rates." 15th AIVC Conference: The Role of Ventilation (Best Paper Award) 1994: 517-526. .
"Evaluating Models for Superposition of Wind and Stack Effects in Air Infiltration." Building and Environment 28.2 (1993) 201-210. .
"Moisture Dynamics in Residential Attics." CANCAM '93 1993. .
Attic Ventilation and Moisture. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, 1993. .
"Attic Ventilation, Heat and Moisture Transfer." University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada., 1993. .
"Infiltration Data From the Alberta Home Heating Research Facility." AIVC Technical Note 41 1993. .
"Feasibility of Passive Ventilation by Constant Area Vents to Maintain Indoor Air Quality in Houses." Indoor Air Quality '92, ASHRAE/ACGIH/AIHA Conf. 1992. .