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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 received her doctorate degree in architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Beginning her career in architecture, Dr. Wang participated in a dozen large-scale international projects and won several design competitions. Since joining PNNL in 2010, Dr. Wang has led a variety of building research projects, such as Building Energy Asset Score, Buildings of the Future vision development, and Connected Buildings.

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, P Phelan, C Harris, J Langevin, B Nelson, and K Sawyer. 2018. "Past Visions, Current Trends, and Future Context: A Review of Building Energy, Carbon, and Sustainability." Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews 82(Part 1):976-993.  doi:10.1016/j.rser.2017.04.114
  • Wang N, S Goel, A Makhmalbaf, and ND Long. 2018. "Development of Building Energy Asset Rating using Stock Modelling in the USA." Journal of Building Performance Simulation 11(1):4-18.  doi:10.1080/19401493.2015.1134668


  • 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, PE Phelan, J Gonzalez, C Harris, G Henze, R Hutchinson, J Langevin, MA Lazarus, B Nelson, C Pyke, K Roth, D Rouse, K Sawyer, and S Selkowitz. 2017. "Ten questions concerning future buildings beyond zero energy and carbon neutrality." Building and Environment 119:169-182.  doi:10.1016/j.buildenv.2017.04.006


  • Dong B, N Wang, E Hooks, and J Zhao. 2016. "Quantifying Behavior Driven Energy Savings for Hotels." In ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, August 21-26, 2016, Pacific Grove, California.  American Council for an Energy Efficiency Economy, WASH, DC. 





  • 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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