Spencer Maxwell Dutton, PHD, completed his doctorate at the University of Nottingham, UK, on the topic of balancing energy use and IAQ in naturally ventilated commercial buildings, which included a school-based study of occupant window use behavior and IAQ. He worked as a building energy and daylighting consultant in London, before returning to Berkeley in 2010. His research at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory includes modeling the potential energy savings of low energy cooling strategies, including natural ventilation; assessing how ventilation strategies affect human health outcomes; and model development of various novel HVAC systems and control strategies.
Energy and Indoor air quality implications of alternative minimum ventilation rates in California offices." Building and Environment 82 (2014): 121-127. "
Evaluation of the Indoor Air Quality Minimum Ventilation Rate Procedure for Use in California Retail Buildings." Indoor Air 25 (2014): 93-104. "
A Sensitivity Analysis of Natural Ventilation Design Parameters for Non Residential Buildings." In 13th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association 25th - 28th August 2013. Chambery, France, 2013. "
Evaluation of the Indoor Air Quality Procedure for Use in Retail Buildings. Berkeley: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2013.
Health and economic implications of natural ventilation in California offices." Building and Environment 67 (2013): 34-45. "
Natural Ventilation in California Offices: Estimated Health Effects and Economic Consequences." In ASHRAE IAQ 2013: Environmental Health in Low Energy Buildings, Oct. 15-18. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada , 2013. "
A Framework for Estimating the Technical Potential of Natural Ventilation Renovations of Existing Commercial Buildings in California." In SimBuild 2012, 5th National Conference of IBPSA-USA, August 1-3, 2012. Madison, WI, 2012. "
Application of a stochastic window use model in EnergyPlus." In SimBuild 2012, 5th National Conference of IBPSA-USA, August 1-3, 2012. Madison, WI, 2012. "