William Fisk is a Senior Scientist (mechanical engineer) with the Indoor Environment Group. He has more than 40 years of experience in research on the interrelated issues of building energy performance, ventilation, indoor environmental quality (IEQ), and occupant health and performance.
His research focuses primarily on energy-efficient methods of maintaining and improving ventilation and indoor IEQ in buildings and on quantifying the impacts of building ventilation and IEQ on health and performance. He is a fellow of ASHRAE, a member of the Academy of Indoor Air Sciences, previously served as Associate Editor for Indoor Air Journal, and led the Laboratory's Indoor Environment Group from 2000 to 2015. He is an author of approximately 130 refereed archival journal articles or book chapters. He has BS and MS degrees in mechanical engineering.
<em>Indoor Air</em> Award to Berkeley Lab Researchers - July 18th 2011
A paper by William Fisk, Anna Mirer, and Mark Mendell has received a "best paper" award from the editors of the journal Indoor Air.
According to the citation, “Quantitative relationship of sick building syndrome symptoms with ventilation rates,” was “one of the top papers published in the journal during the years 2008-2010.”
The authors were honored at one of the plenary sessions of the Indoor Air 2011 conference, which takes place this week in Austin.
"Quantitative relationship of sick building syndrome symptoms with ventilation rates", Indoor Air 19(2): 159-165, April 2009.
Elected ASHRAE Fellow - June 26th 2005
William Fisk, Head of EETD's Indoor Environment Department, has been elected a Fellow of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers.
Best Poster Award, Healthy Buildings Conference, Helsinki - March 15th 2000
For the poster entitled: "Association of Ventilation with Health and Other Human Responses in Commercial and Institutional Buildings"
Best Paper Published, <em>Indoor Air</em> - November 09th 1998
For the paper "Development of new VOC exposure metrics and their relationship to sick building syndrome symptoms".
Best Paper Published, <em>Indoor Air</em> - December 08th 1997
For the paper: "Estimates of Improved Productivity and Health from Better Indoor Environments," Indoor Air 7(3): 158-172.
Ralph G. Nevins Award in Physiology and the Human Environment - December 11th 1996
Presented by the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers.
ASHRAE Best Paper Award - January 07th 1991
For the paper: "Air Movement, Comfort and Ventilation in Workstations"