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
Energy and IAQ Implications of Residential Ventilation Cooling. 2014. LBNL-180995. .
A Meta-Analysis of Single-Family Deep Energy Retrofit Performance in the U.S. 2014. LBNL-6601E. .
Advanced Controls for Residential Whole-House Ventilation Systems. 2014. LBNL-6882E. .
An Assessment of Envelope Measures in Mild Climate Deep Energy Retrofits. 2014. LBNL-6880E. .
Duct Leakage Repeatability Testing. 2014. LBNL-175563. .
Houses are Dumb without Smart Ventilation. 2014. LBNL-6747E. .
Indoor Air Quality and Ventilation in Residential Deep Energy Retrofits. 2014. LBNL-6881E. .
"Blower-door techniques for measuring interzonal leakage." Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Whole Buildings XII International Conference 2013. LBNL-6885. .
"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. .
"System Effects of High Efficiency Filters in Homes." ASHRAE Annual Conference. 2013. LBNL-6144E. .
"Effect of Ventilation Strategies on Residential Ozone Levels." Building and Environment 59 (2013) 456–465. LBNL-5889E. .
"Energy Impacts of Envelope Tightening and Mechanical Ventilation for the U.S. Residential Sector." Energy and Building 65 (2013) 281-291. LBNL-6053. .
Energy Implications of In-‐Line Filtration in California. 2013. LBNL-6143. .
Advanced Controls and Sustainable Systems for Residential Ventilation. 2012. LBNL-5968E. .
"Energy Implications of In-Line Filtration in California Homes." ASHRAE Transactions 19.2 (2012) 99-417. LBNL-6379E. .
Deep Energy Retrofits—Eleven California Case Studies. 2012. LBNL-6166E. .
"Philosophy and Approaches for Airtightness Requirements in the USA." International Airtightness Workshop 2012. LBNL-5713E. .