William Weber is a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Sustainable Building Research (CSBR) and Lecture at the School of Architecture at the University of Minnesota. Weber holds a Bachelors of Arts in Architecture, and a Masters of Architecture from the University of Minnesota. Weber’s research focuses on the integration of sustainability and architecture through applied research, exploring and developing tools to evaluate and compare the often disparate aesthetic, economic, and environmental goals. He is a co-primary investigator and project manager of the Minnesota Sustainable Housing Initiative; a McKnight Foundation funded knowledge base of tools and case studies to advance sustainability in affordable housing. He is also involved in the evaluation of the Minnesota Green Communities pilot projects. Past projects include the Minnesota Green Affordable Housing Guide, an online resource aimed at integrating sustainability and affordability in housing and the HUD Community Partnership Outreach Center’s Affordable Housing Initiatives Case Study Prototypes.
Weber is committed to ecology and environmental literacy education in Minnesota and serves on the board of two area non-profits; Minnesota GreenStar (treasurer) a regional standard and certification program for new and existing homes in Minnesota, and Sitelines (chair) an educational program for youth to promote engagement and participate in the public decision-making process.