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.
Mechanical Staff Scientist/Engineer
"Energy savings with outdoor temperature-based smart ventilation control strategies in advanced California homes." Energy and Buildings 194 (2019) 317 - 327. 2001207. .
"Efficacy of occupancy-based smart ventilation control strategies in energy-efficient homes in the United States." Building and Environment 156 (2019) 253 - 267. LBNL-2001199. .
"Smart ventilation energy and indoor air quality performance in residential buildings: A review." Energy and Buildings 165 (2018) 416 - 430. .
"Development of a standard capture efficiency test method for residential kitchen ventilation." Science and Technology for the Built Environment 24 (2018) 176–187. .
"Assessing Occupant and Outdoor Air Impacts on Indoor Air Quality in New California Homes." AIVC Conference. 2017. .