Max Sherman is a retired Senior Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory with over 30 years of experience in building physics. He has a Ph.D. in physics from Berkeley and is an international expert in air leakage, HVAC, indoor air quality, infiltration, moisture, energy efficiency, and related topics. He is a well-regarded member of ASHRAE having served on the Board of Directors and many technical positions and is currently a Distinguished Lecturer; he is a recipient of ASHRAE’s Exceptional Service Award and ASHRAE’s highest technical award as a Holladay Distinguished Fellow. He has also been elected a Fellow of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ). He represents the United States on International Energy Agency tasks such as the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Center. He serves on national and international committees and editorial boards and does outside consulting.
"Assessment of peak power demand reduction available via modulation of building ventilation systems." Energy and Buildings (2020). .
"Energy savings with outdoor temperature-based smart ventilation control strategies in advanced California homes." Energy and Buildings 194 (2019) 317 - 327. 2001207. .
"Efficacy of occupancy-based smart ventilation control strategies in energy-efficient homes in the United States." Building and Environment 156 (2019) 253 - 267. LBNL-2001199. .
"Smart ventilation energy and indoor air quality performance in residential buildings: A review." Energy and Buildings 165 (2018) 416 - 430. .
"Evaluating the Performance of Island Kitchen Range Hoods." AIVC Conference. 2017. .
Residential Smart Ventilation: A Review. 2017. LBNL-2001056. .
Healthy Efficient New Gas Homes (HENGH) Field Study Protocol. 2016. LBNL-1005819. .
Healthy Efficient New Gas Homes (HENGH) Pilot Test Results. 2016. LBNL-1005818. .
Durable Airtightness in Single-Family Dwellings: Field Measurements and Analysis. 2015. LBNL-1005748. .
Advanced Controls for Residential Whole-House Ventilation Systems. 2014. LBNL-6882E. .
Duct Leakage Repeatability Testing. 2014. LBNL-175563. .
"Estimates of Uncertainty in multi-zoned air leakage measurements." International Journal of Ventilation (2014). LBNL-6582E. .
"Formaldehyde Transfer in Residential Energy Recovery Ventilators." Building and Environment (2014). LBNL-6580E. .
Houses are Dumb without Smart Ventilation. 2014. LBNL-6747E. .
"Blower-door techniques for measuring interzonal leakage." Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Whole Buildings XII International Conference 2013. LBNL-6885. .
"Analysis of Air Leakage Measurements of US Houses." Energy and Buildings (2013) 616-625. .
"Impacts of Contaminant Storage on Indoor Air Quality: Model Development." Atmospheric Environment 72 (2013) 41-49. LBNL-6114E. .
"Applying Large Datasets to Developing a Better Understanding of Air Leakage Measurement in Homes." International Journal of Ventilation 11.4 (2013) 323-338. LBNL-1005795. .
"Effect of Ventilation Strategies on Residential Ozone Levels." Building and Environment 59 (2013) 456–465. LBNL-5889E. .