School of Architecture
College of Design

William (Billy) Weber, Lecturer, Senior Research Fellow CSBR

William (Billy) Weber

Lecturer and Senior Research Fellow Center for Sustainable Building Research (CSBR)


Telephone: 612.625.0598

Center for Sustainable Building Research

1425 University Avenue SE,
Suite 220 Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455

William Weber


Bachelor of Arts, University of Minnesota 1997

Masters of Architecture, University of Minnesota 2002


William Weber is a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Sustainable Building Research (CSBR) and Lecturer 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 ecological 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.

Teaching Areas

ARCH 5516 Technology Two: Luminous and Thermal Design; with Loren Abraham (Spring 2009).

ARCH XXXX Design Module: In My Back Yard – Sustainable

Infrastructure and the Housing Foreclosure Crisis (Spring 2009)

ARCH 4521 Introduction to Environmental Technology (2007-08)

ARCH 5513 Introduction to Environmental Technology I: Thermal Design in Architecture (2002-2007)

Current Research

Minnesota Sustainable Affordable Housing Knowledge Base. Primary funding from the McKnight Foundation, 2006 (– 2008) Co-P.I. with John Carmody.

Viking Terrace, Worthington Minnesota Green Building Health Outcome Evaluation.  In partnership with the National Center for Healthy Housing. Primary funding from the US EPA and MN BCBS. Project Manager. 2007     (- 2008)

Green Communities Program and Pilot Project Assistance and Evaluation. primary funding from the Greater Minnesota Housing Fund, Project Manager. 2006 (- 2008).

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