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.

This publications database is an ongoing project, and not all Division publications are represented here yet.



Bourassa, Norman, Mary Ann Piette, and Naoya Motegi. "Evaluation of Retrocommissioning Persistence in Large Commercial Buildings." In 12th National Conference on Building Commissioning. Proceedings of the 12th National Conference on Building Commissioning. Atlanta, GA, 2004. Download: PDF (96.57 KB)


Piette, Mary Ann, Satkartar Kinney, Norman Bourassa, Kristopher L. Kinney, and Christine Shockman. "Summary and Early Findings from a Second Generation Information Monitoring and Diagnostic System." In 11th National Conference on Building Commissioning. Palm Springs, CA, 2003. Download: PDF (333.13 KB)


Bourassa, Norman, Philip Haves, and Yu Joe Huang. "A Computer Simulation Appraisal of Non-Residential Low Energy Cooling Systems in California." In 2002 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Asilomar, California, USA, 2002. Download: PDF (1.58 MB)
Piette, Mary Ann, Norman Bourassa, Tudi Hassl, David Sellers, Hannah Friedman, and Kenneth L. Gillespie. "A New Guide for Commissioning Air Handling Systems: Using a Model Functional Test." In 2002 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Pacific Grove, CA, 2002. Download: PDF (737.58 KB)