Norman J. Bourassa

Norman Bourassa

Residential Building Systems
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
1 Cyclotron Road MS 90R3074
Berkeley CA 94720
Office Location: 90-3082
(510) 495-2677

Norman Bourassa is a senior engineer and program manager in the Home Energy Saver team (,,, which conducts software tool research within the Residential Building Systems Group. Additional past LBNL work includes building commissioning, auto-demand response and building simulation research. From 2005 to 2010, Mr. Bourassa worked at the California Energy Commission in the Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Buildings End-use Energy Efficiency Program. His time there began as a contract manager, providing energy efficiency technical support and strategic research management for the program, until he assumed the PIER Buildings Team Lead program manager duties in late 2007 until his return to LBNL. He has degrees in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley and Electronics Engineering Technology from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.

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Bourassa, Norman, Leo I. Rainer, Evan Mills, and Joan Glickman. The Home Energy Scoring Tool: A Simplified Asset Rating for Single Family Homes In 2012 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Pacific Grove, CA, USA, 2012. Download: PDF (1.42 MB)




Piette, Mary Ann, David S. Watson, Naoya Motegi, and Norman Bourassa. "Automated Demand Response and Commissioning." In National Conference on Building Commissioning. New York City, NY, 2005. Download: PDF (333.46 KB)


Bourassa, Norman, Mary Ann Piette, and Naoya Motegi. "An Evaluation of Savings and Measure Persistence from Retrocommissioning of Large Commercial Buildings." In 2004 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Proceedings of the 2004 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Pacific Grove, CA, 2004. Download: PDF (95.21 KB)

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