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
Journal of Building Physics , Editorial Board Member
Energy implications of meeting ASHRAE Standard 62.2." ASHRAE Transactions 114 (2008): 505-516. "
Field and Laboratory Evaluation of a New Ramping Techniques for Duct Leakage Testing." ASHRAE Transactions 114 (2008): 494-504. "
Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning: Recent Advances in Diagnostics and Controls to Improve Air-Handling System Performance In American Institute of Physics, AIP Conference Proceedings 1044. Physics of Sustainable Energy- Using Energy Efficiently and Producing it Renewably. Berkeley, CA: Melville, New York, 2008.
Emerging Requirements for Residential Thermostats in North America In The Sixth International Conference on Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation & Energy Conservation in Buildings 2007. Vol. 1. Sendai, Japan: Tohoku University, 2007.
Energy impact of residential ventilation norms in the United States. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2007.
Humidity Implications for Meeting Residential Ventilation Requirements In Buildings X Conference - Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Whole Buildings. Clearwater Beach, FL: U.S. DOE, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 2007.
Evaluation of a new ramping technique for duct leakage testing. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2006.
Evaluation of existing technologies for meeting residential ventilation requirements. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2006.