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.



Mortensen, Dorthe Kragsig, Iain S. Walker, and Max H. Sherman. "Optimization of Occupancy Based Demand Controlled Ventilation in Residences." International Journal of Ventilation 10, no. 1 (2011): 49-60. Download: PDF (370.41 KB)
Singer, Brett C., Max H. Sherman, Toshifumi Hotchi, and Douglas P. Sullivan. Pollutant Removal Efficiency of Residential Cooking Exhaust Hoods In Proceedings of the The 11th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate. Austin, TX, 2011. Download: PDF (839.94 KB)
Chan, Wanyu R., and Max H. Sherman. Preliminary Analysis of U.S. Residential Air Leakage Database v.2011 In 2011 32nd AIVC Conference and 1st TightVent Conference: Towards Optimal Airtightness Performance. Brussels, Belgium., 2011. Download: PDF (1.66 MB)
Logue, Jennifer M., Phillip N. Price, Max H. Sherman, and Brett C. Singer. "Why We Ventilate." In Proceedings of the 2011 32nd AIVC Conference and 1st Tightvent Conference. Brussels, Belgium, 2011. Download: PDF (623.67 KB)


Sherman, Max H., and Iain S. Walker. Does Mixing Make Residential Ventilation More Effective? In 2010 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Pacific Grove, CA: American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, Washington, DC., 2010. Download: PDF (135.39 KB)
Logue, Jennifer M., Max H. Sherman, and Brett C. Singer. Health Hazards in Indoor Air In Proceedings of 2010 31st AIVC Conference, Low Energy and Sustainable Ventilation Technologies for Green Buildings. Seoul, South Korea, 2010. Download: PDF (749.19 KB)
Mortensen, Dorthe Kragsig, Max H. Sherman, and Iain S. Walker. IAQ Based Design of an Efficient DCV System In 10th REHVA World Congress. Antalya, Turkey,, 2010. Download: PDF (932.7 KB)
Sherman, Max H., and Iain S. Walker. "Impacts of Mixing on Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Homes." HVAC & Research Journal (2010). Download: PDF (259.94 KB)

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