Iain Walker

Iain Walker

Deputy: Whole Building Systems Department
Mechanical Staff Scientist/Engineer
(510) 486-4692

Bio

Dr. Iain Walker is a scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He has more than 30 years of experience as a building scientist, conducting research on indoor air quality, ventilation, and reducing the energy and CO2 impacts of buildings. He is an ASHRAE Fellow and currently serves on the Residential Team of the ASHRAE COVID-19 Epidemic Task Force. He works on standards and technical committees for ASHRAE, ASTM, RESNET, the IEA and other national and international organizations. His current work focuses on residential ventilation and home decarbonization.

Curriculum Vitae

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Education

Mechanical Engineering, BSc, University Of Alberta, 1986
Mechanical Engineering, MSc, University Of Alberta, 1989
Mechanical Engineering, PhD, University Of Alberta, 1993

Awards

Societal Impact Award -  October 04th 2019

2019 Societal Impact

Citation: In recognition of the Residential Ventilation Team’s scientific research and development of technologies, practices, and standards for residential ventilation that have made millions of homes healthier and more comfortable.

Spot: Rich Brown, Howdy Goudey, Paul Mathew, Iain Walker and Teresa Williams -  September 11th 2017

Participation as a Lab Mentor for the first-ever Berkeley Lab Energy Design Challenge.

2014-2015 Service to ASHRAE Research Award -  January 23rd 2015

Iain Walker received a research award based on his contributions to the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) technical committees in the area of research, particularly with TC 4.3, a project that addresses ventilation requirements and infiltration.

2014 ASHRAE Award for Technical Paper -  June 28th 2014

A group of EETD and other researchers received an ASHRAE award for the paper  “Energy Implications of In-Line Filtration in California Homes.” Dickerhoff is a principal research associate, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California; Faulkner, of Lafayette, California, is retired from Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory.; Turner is a research fellow, Trinity College, Dublin; Walker is a group leader, residential building systems, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California.

Building America's Housing Innovation Award -  October 04th 2013

The U.S. Department of Energy recognized Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in the area of advanced technologies and practices for research on high-efficiency furnace blowers. The project team consisted of Iain Walker, Darryl Dickerhoff and Jim Lutz of the Environmental Energy Technologies Division.  Their work is credited with leading to the incorporation of energy-efficient blowers in U.S. energy efficiency programs and building codes, and the creation of a Canadian standard for rating air system blowers.

2011 Elected ASHRAE Fellow -  January 23rd 2012

Iain Walker, Deputy of the Residential Building Systems Group, has been elected a Fellow of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers.

Alumni Horizon Award from the University of Alberta -  September 09th 2003

This award recognizes the outstanding achievements of alumni early in their career.

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