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.



Dickerhoff, Darryl J, Iain S Walker, and Max H Sherman. "Validating and Improving the DeltaQ Duct Leakage Test." ASHRAE Transactions 110 - Pt. 2 (2005) 741-751. LBNL-53959.


Sherman, Max H. "Next Steps for 62.2." IAQ Applications- ASHRAE 5.1 (2004) 1-3.
Matson, Nance, and Max H Sherman. "Why We Ventilate Our Houses – An Historical Look." 2004 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, August 22-27, 2004 2004: 241-250. LBNL-55107.
Sherman, Max H. "ASHRAE's New Residential Ventilation Standard." ASHRAE Journal 46 (2004) 149-156. LBNL-53776.
Sherman, Max H. "ASHRAE's first residential ventilation standard." Buildings IX Conference, SP-95 2004. LBNL-54331.
Walker, Iain S, Max H Sherman, and Darryl J Dickerhoff. Reducing Uncertainty for the DeltaQ Duct Leakage Test. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2004. LBNL-53549.
Sherman, Max H, and Iain S Walker. Duct Tape Durability Testing. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2004. LBNL-54767.
Walker, Iain S, and Max H Sherman. "What's Up With Duct Tape?." Home Energy 21 (2004). LBNL-56111.