Max H Sherman

Max Sherman

Residential Building Systems
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
1 Cyclotron Road MS 90R3074
Berkeley CA 94720
Office Location: 90-3078
(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.. "Residential Ventilation Standard: A Look at Proposed Requirements." IAQ Applications- ASHRAE 1, no. 1 (2000): 20-22.
Sherman, Max H., Iain S. Walker, and Darryl J. Dickerhoff. Stopping Duct Quacks: Longevity of Residential Duct Sealants In Proceedings of the ACEEE 2000 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Pacific Grove, CA. Vol. 1. American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, Washington, DC, 2000. Download: PDF (1.18 MB)


Sherman, Max H.. "Indoor Air Quality For Residential Buildings." ASHRAE Journal 41, no. 5 (1999): 26-30.
Sherman, Max H.. "Standard 62 Goes Residential." Contracting Business 56, no. 5 (1999): 56-59.


Sherman, Max H., and Iain S. Walker. "Can Duct-Tape Take the Heat?" Home Energy 15 (1998): 14. Download: PDF (348.55 KB)