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
Home Energy , Executive Editor
International Journal of Ventilation , Editorial Board Member
Journal of Building Physics , Editorial Board Member
Derivation of Equivalent Continuous Dilution for Cyclic, Unsteady Driving Forces." International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 54, no. 11-12 (2011): 2696-2702. "
Energy and air quality implications of passive stack ventilation in residential buildings." In ACEEE 16th Biennial Summer Study. Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, California, 2011. "
Equivalence in Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality." HVAC&R Research (2011). "
Meeting Residential Ventilation Standards Through Dynamic Control of Ventilation Systems." Energy and Buildings 43, no. 8 (2011): 1904-1912. "
Optimization of Occupancy Based Demand Controlled Ventilation in Residences." International Journal of Ventilation 10, no. 1 (2011): 49-60. "
Air Leakage of Furnaces and Air Handlers." 2010 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings The Climate for efficiency is now (2010). "
Does Mixing Make Residential Ventilation More Effective? In 2010 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Pacific Grove, CA: American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, Washington, DC., 2010.
IAQ Based Design of an Efficient DCV System In 10th REHVA World Congress. Antalya, Turkey,, 2010.
Impacts of Mixing on Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Homes." HVAC & Research Journal (2010). "