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.
Journal Editorial Board Memberships
International Journal of Ventilation , Editorial Board Member
Journal of Building Physics , Editorial Board Member
Home Energy , Executive Editor
Leakage Diagnostics, Sealant Longevity, Sizing and Technology Transfer in Residential Thermal Distribution Systems; Part II. Berkeley: Phase VI Report to CIEE, 1999.
A Comparison of the Power Law to Quadratic Formulations for Air Infiltration Calculations." Energy and Buildings 27 (1998): 293-299. "
Can Duct-Tape Take the Heat?" Home Energy 15 (1998): 14. "
Field Measurements of the Interactions between Furnaces and Forced Air Distribution Systems." ASHRAE Transactions 104 (1998): 1805-1816. "
Field Validation of Algebraic Equations for Stack and Wind Driven Air Infiltration Calculations." HVAC&R Research 4 (1998): 119-139. "
Field Validation of Equations for Stack and Wind Driven Air Infiltration Calculations." ASHRAE HVAC&R Research Journal 4, no. 2 (1998): 119-140. "
Saving Tons at the Register In Proceedings of the 1998 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Effciency in Buildings, Pacific Grove, CA. Vol. 1. American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, Washington, DC, 1998.
Technical Background for Default Values used for Forced Air Systems in Proposed ASHRAE Standard 152P." ASHRAE Transactions 104, no. 1A (1998): 1360-1375. "
Long Term Monitoring of an EIFS Clad Wall." Journal of Thermal Insulation and Building Envelopes 20 (1997): 320-338. "