Darryl Dickerhoff is a Principal Research Associate at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and has studied energy use in building since 1980. His emphasis has been in developing measurement techniques related to air flow including: infiltration, ventilation and air leakage of the envelope and thermal distribution systems of both residential and commercial buildings. He is a collaborator with UC Berkeley’s Center for the Built Environment, CBE, where he researches issues related to underfloor ventilation systems. He has extensive experience in field measurements of the energy use in buildings. He is an expert in the use of tracer gases and has developed one of the few multiple tracer gas systems.
Laboratory and field testing of an aerosol-based duct-sealing technology for large commercial buildings." ASHRAE Transactions (2002). "
Laboratory Study of Pressure Losses in Residential Air Distribution Systems. Berkeley: Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory Report, 2002.
Performance of thermal distribution systems in large commercial buildings." Energy and Buildings 34 (2002): 215-226. "
The Delta Q method of testing the air leakage of ducts In Proceedings of the ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Pacific Grove, CA. Vol. 1. American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, Washington, DC, 2002.
Sealing Ducts in Large Commercial Buildings with Aerosolized Sealant Particles." Energy & Buildings 34, no. 7 (2001): 705-714. "
Duct systems in large commercial buildings: physical characterization, air leakage and heat conduction gains." Energy and Buildings 32, no. 1 (2000): 109-119. "
Effects of airflow infiltration on the thermal performance of internally insulated ducts." Energy and Buildings 32, no. 3 (2000): 345-354. "