Support for Codes, Standards and Training

Iain Walker being interviewed by KQED at the 2011 LBNL Open House.

Our group provides extensive support for the building industry.

We provide guidance and support for the following codes, standards, and training-related activities:

  • Editorial support for Home Energy Magazine.
  • Building Performance Institute (BPI) Standards Technical Committee
  • RESNET HVAC and Performance Testing standards subcommittees
  • ASTM Standard E2342 Longevity Testing of Forced Air Duct System Sealants
  • ASTM Standard E1554 Determining External Air Leakage of Air Distribution Systems by Fan Pressurization
  • ASTM Standard E2029 Standard test method for volumetric and mass flow rate measurement in a duct using tracer dilution
  • ASTM Standard E779 Standard test method for Determining Air Leakage Rate by Fan Pressurization CSA
  • Standard C823-11 – Performance of Air Handlers in Residential Space Conditioning Systems
  • ASTM E3087 Standard Test Method for Measuring Capture Efficiency of Domestic Range Hoods
  • ANSI/RESNET/ICC 380-2016 Standard for Testing Airtightness of Building Enclosures, Airtightness of Heating and Cooling Air Distribution Systems, and Airflow of Mechanical Ventilation Systems
  • ANSI/RESNET/ICC 301-2014 Standard for the Calculation and Labeling of the Energy Performance of Low-Rise Residential Buildings using an Energy Rating Index

We also support current US DOE activities in preparing support material for home performance contractors, including home retrofit health and safety guidelines.

Principal Investigator(s): 
Iain Walker