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Nora Wang

Nora Wang

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352


Dr. Wang specializes in building energy efficiency, sustainability, daylighting, and human behavior. She has over ten years of research experience in building energy efficiency and sustainability. She received her doctorate degree in architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Since joining PNNL in 2010, Dr. Wang has led a variety of building research projects, such as building energy asset rating, Buildings of the Future vision development, energy data analysis for benchmarking and disclosure, building performance evaluation, and daylighting design.

Beginning her career in architecture, Dr. Wang participated in a dozen large-scale international projects and won several design competitions. Dr. Wang was the chief architect and lead of the Illinois team for the 2007 Solar Decathlon competition. She was a Building Energy Analyst at the Illinois Smart Energy Design Assistance, and also a visiting lecturer, teaching design studio in the School of Architecture, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Research Interests

  • Energy efficiency rating and benchmarking
  • Daylighting technology and design application
  • Human behavior and environmental psychology

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D. (Architecture), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • M.A. (Architecture), National University of Singapore
  • B.Arch., Tianjin University, China

PNNL Publications


  • Wang N, A Makhmalbaf, V Srivastava, and JE Hathaway. 2017. "SIMULATION-BASED COEFFICIENTS FOR ADJUSTING CLIMATE IMPACT ON ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS." Building Simulation 10(3):309-322.  doi:10.1007/s12273-016-0332-1
  • Wang N, and P Phelan. 2017. "Special Issue on Buildings of the Future: Notes From Guest Editors." Journal of Solar Energy Engineering--Transactions of the ASME 139(1):Article No. 010301.  doi:10.1115/1.4035437





  • Wang N, A Makhmalbaf, and SW Matsumoto. 2012. Commercial Building Energy Asset Rating Tool User's GuidePNNL-21402, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Wang N, C Taylor, and MJ McCabe. 2012. "DOE Commercial Building Energy Asset Rating: Market Research and Program Direction." In ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings: Fueling our Future with Efficiency, August 12-17, 2012, Pacific Grove, California, pp. 4-403 - 4-413.  American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, WASHINGTON DC. 
  • Wang N, WJ Gorrissen, V Srivastava, and C Taylor. 2012. "DOE Commercial Building Asset Rating: An Application of Centralized Modeling Tools." ASHRAE TRANSACTIONS 118(PART 2):178-188. 
  • McCabe MJ, and N Wang. 2012. Commercial Building Energy Asset Rating Program -- Market ResearchPNNL-21310, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 


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