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.



Sherman, Max H. "Over-ventilating in Hot, Humid Climates." IAQ Applications- ASHRAE 7.1 (2006) 1-4.
Walker, Iain S, and Max H Sherman. Evaluation of existing technologies for meeting residential ventilation requirements. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2006. LBNL-59998.
Walker, Iain S, and Max H Sherman. "Ventilation requirements in hot, humid climates." 15th Symposium on Improving Building Systems in Hot Humid Climates, July 24-26, 2006. Codes, ESL-HH-06/. Orlando, FL: Florida Solar Energy Center and Energy Systems Laboratory at Texas A&M University, 2006. LBNL-59889.
Price, Phillip N, and Max H Sherman. Ventilation Behavior and Household Characteristics in New California Houses. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2006. LBNL-59620.
Sherman, Max H. Air Tightness of US Homes: Model Development. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2006. LBNL-59202.


McWilliams, Jennifer A, and Max H Sherman. Review of Literature Related to Residential Ventilation Requirements. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2005. LBNL-57236.
Walker, Iain S, and Max H Sherman. "Duct Tape and Sealant Performance." ASHRAE Journal 47 (2005) 34-41. LBNL-57225.
Wray, Craig P, Richard C Diamond, and Max H Sherman. "Rationale For Measuring Duct Leakage Flows in Large Commercial Buildings." 26th AIVC International Conference 2005: pp. 83-88. LBNL-58252.
Sherman, Max H. Houses Need to Breathe…Right?. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2005. LBNL-54496.