Max Sherman

Max Sherman
Senior Advisor

Max Sherman is a retired Senior Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory with over 30 years of experience in building physics. He has a Ph.D. in physics from Berkeley and is an international expert in air leakage, HVAC, indoor air quality, infiltration, moisture, energy efficiency, and related topics. He is a well-regarded member of ASHRAE having served on the Board of Directors and many technical positions and is currently a Distinguished Lecturer; he is a recipient of ASHRAE’s Exceptional Service Award and ASHRAE’s highest technical award as a Holladay Distinguished Fellow. He has also been elected a Fellow of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ). He represents the United States on International Energy Agency tasks such as the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Center. He serves on national and international committees and editorial boards and does outside consulting.



Walker, Iain S, and Max H Sherman. "Sealant Longevity for Residential Ducts." Durability of Building and Construction Sealants and Adhesives ASTM STP 1453 (2003). LBNL-50189.
Sherman, Max H, and Wanyu R Chan. "Building Airtightness: Research and Practice." State of the Art in Ventilation. London: James & James, 2003. 8-12. LBNL-53356.


Sherman, Max H, and Iain S Walker. Residential HVAC and Distribution Research Implementation: Final Report. Berkeley: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2002. LBNL-47214.
Walker, Iain S, and Max H Sherman. "An Easier Way to Measure Duct Leaks." Home Energy Magazine 2002. Bi-Monthly.
Sherman, Max H. "SPC 62.2P Approves Fourth Public Review." IAQ Applications- ASHRAE 3.4 (2002) 7-8.
Wray, Craig P, Iain S Walker, and Max H Sherman. "Accuracy of flow hoods in residential applications." Proceedings of the ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, August 18-23, 2002. Vol. 1. Pacific Grove, CA: American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, Washington, DC, 2002. 339-350. LBNL-49697.