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, Iain S Walker, and Jennifer M Logue. "Equivalence in Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality." HVAC&R Research (2011). LBNL-5036E.


Sherman, Max H. "What's in the Air We Breathe." ASHRAE Journal (2010) 72-77.
Logue, Jennifer M, Max H Sherman, and Brett C Singer. "Health Hazards in Indoor Air." Proceedings of 2010 31st AIVC Conference, Low Energy and Sustainable Ventilation Technologies for Green Buildings 2010. LBNL-5250E.
Sherman, Max H, and Iain S Walker. "Does Mixing Make Residential Ventilation More Effective?." 2010 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings 2010. LBNL-4592E.
Mortensen, Dorthe Kragsig, Max H Sherman, and Iain S Walker. "IAQ Based Design of an Efficient DCV System." 10th REHVA World Congress 2010.
Wray, Craig P, and Max H Sherman. Duct Leakage Modeling in EnergyPlus and Analysis of Energy Savings from Implementing SAV with InCITeTM. Berkeley: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2010. LBNL-3525E.
Sherman, Max H, and Iain S Walker. "Impacts of Mixing on Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Homes." HVAC & Research Journal (2010). LBNL-3048E.
Sherman, Max H, and Craig P Wray. Parametric System Curves: Correlations Between Fan Pressure Rise and Flow for Large Commercial Buildings. Berkeley: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2010. LBNL-3542E.