Max H Sherman

Max Sherman

Residential Building Systems Group
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
1 Cyclotron Road MS 90R3074
Berkeley CA 94720
Office Location: 90-3074B
(510) 486-4022

Max Sherman is a 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.

This publications database is an ongoing project, and not all Division publications are represented here yet.



Sherman, Max H., and Darryl J. Dickerhoff. "Monitoring Ventilation and Air Leakage in a Low-Rise Commercial Building." Solar Engineering (Klett, Hogan, Tanaka Eds.) G00837 (1994): 291-297.
Sherman, Max H., and Larry Palmiter. "Uncertainty in Fan Pressurization Measurements." Airflow Performance of Envelopes, Components and Systems STP 1255 (1994): 262-283.


Sherman, Max H., and Nance Matson. Ventilation-Energy Liabilities in U.S. Housing In Proceedings 14th Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre Conference. Copenhagen Denmark, 1993.


Sherman, Max H.. "A Power-Law Formulation of Laminar Flow in Short Pipes." Journal of Fluids Engineering 114 (1992): 601-605.
Sherman, Max H.. Simplified Modeling for Infiltration and Radon Entry In ASHRAE/ DOE/BTECC Conference, Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Buildings Conference V (addendum). Proc. ASHRAE/ DOE/BTECC Conference, Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Buildings Conference V (addendum). Clearwater Beach, FL: American Society of Heating, Refrig¬erating and Air-conditioning Engineers, 1992. Download: PDF (1.26 MB)
Sherman, Max H.. "Superposition in Infiltration Modeling." Indoor Air 2 (1992): 101-114.


Sherman, Max H.. "A Multi-Tracer System for Multizone Ventilation Measurements." Review of Scientific Instruments 61, no. 9 (1990): 2457-2461.

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