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
Residential Forced Air System Cabinet Leakage and Blower Performance. Berkeley: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2010.
Ventilating Existing Homes in the US." Air Infiltration Review 31, no. 2 (2010). "
Feasibility of Achieving a Zero-Net-Energy, Zero-Net-Cost Homes. Berkeley: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2009.
Final Report on Residential Integrated Ventilation Energy Controller." Energy Innovations Small Grant 55044A (2009). "
Measured Air Distribution Effectiveness for Residential Mechanical Ventilation Systems." ASHRAE HVAC&R Research Journal 15, no. 2 (2009): 211-230. "
Ozone Reductions Using Residential Building Envelopes. Berkeley: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2009.
Ozone Reductions Using Residential Building Envelopes. In INIVE EEIG. 2nd ed. Vol. 30. Air Information Review 30. Belgium: Air Infiltration and Ventilation Center, 2009.
Sherman, M.H. and Walker, I.S. (2009). “Residential Integrated Ventilation Energy Controller”. EISG – PIER report. California Energy Commission, Sacramento, CA. In EISG – PIER report. Sacramento, CA: California Energy Commission, 2009.
Air Distribution Effectiveness for Different Mechanical Ventilation Systems." International Journal of Ventilation 6 (2008): 307-314. "
Comparing Residential Furnace Blowers for Rating and Installed Performance." ASHRAE Transactions 114 (2008): 187-195. "