Dr. Iain Walker is a scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). He has more than 20 years of experience as a building scientist and consultant, conducting research on energy use, ventilation, moisture, performance simulation, and commissioning/diagnostic issues in residential buildings. His current work focuses on retrofits, Zero/Low Energy Homes and heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems in residential buildings through field and laboratory evaluations, modeling and simulation activities, and standards setting. He is Executive Editor and member of the board of Home Energy magazine. He is the task group leader for the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards committees on building and duct system air leakage and sealant longevity. For the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) he serves on National Standards committees for indoor air quality, weather, moisture design, and equipment air leakage. He also serves on Building Performance Institute (BPI) and Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) Technical Committees, the Affordable Comfort (ACI) conference planning committee and provides leadership and technical input to many local, state, national and international bodies.
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
International Journal of Ventilation, Editorial Board Member
Journal of Building Physics, Editorial Board Member
"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. .
"Energy savings with outdoor temperature-based smart ventilation control strategies in advanced California homes." Energy and Buildings 194 (2019) 317 - 327. 2001207. .
"Smart ventilation energy and indoor air quality performance in residential buildings: A review." Energy and Buildings 165 (2018) 416 - 430. .
"Assessing Occupant and Outdoor Air Impacts on Indoor Air Quality in New California Homes." AIVC Conference. 2017. .
"Evaluating the Performance of Island Kitchen Range Hoods." AIVC Conference. 2017. .
Residential Smart Ventilation: A Review. 2017. LBNL-2001056. .
Smart Ventilation Controls for Occupancy and Auxiliary Fan Use Across U.S. Climates. 2017. LBNL-2001118. .
Healthy Efficient New Gas Homes (HENGH) Field Study Protocol. 2016. LBNL-1005819. .
Healthy Efficient New Gas Homes (HENGH) Pilot Test Results. 2016. LBNL-1005818. .
"Smart Ventilation Control of Indoor Humidity in High Performance Homes in Humid U.S. Climates." ASHRAE (2016). LBNL-1006980. .
Residential Pre-Cooling: Mechanical Cooling and Air-Side Economizers. 2015. LBNL-180960. .
"A simplified model for estimating population-scale energy impacts of building envelope air-tightening and mechanical ventilation retrofits." Journal of Building Performance Simulation 9.1 (2015). LBNL-6940E. .
Deep Energy Retrofit Guidance for the Building America Solutions Center. 2015. LBNL-184443. .
Durable Airtightness in Single-Family Dwellings: Field Measurements and Analysis. 2015. LBNL-1005748. .
"Indoor Air Quality in 24 California Residences Designed as High-Performance Homes." (2015). LBNL-6937E. .
"Laboratory Evaluation Of Air Flow Measurement Methods For Residential HVAC Returns." ASHRAE Transactions 21, Part 2 (2015). LBNL-175528. .