Illinois Sustainable Technology Center - University of Illinois

William B. Rose

Senior Research Architect

One East Hazelwood Drive
Champaign, Illinois 61820
phone: (217) 333-4698
fax: (217) 333-8944

William Rose

William Rose has been at UI since 1984 and joined the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) in 2011 as a Senior Research Architect in the Indoor Climate Research & Training (ICRT) program. His major field of research is heat and moisture in building envelopes - walls, roofs, and foundations, and has conducted research in indoor air quality associated with weatherization. He is directing the facility planning for the weatherization Training Center, under a grant from the US Department of Energy. He is a trainer in building energy efficiency and is developing a curriculum in building science.


  • M. Arch. I Harvard University 1984
  • A. B. General Program Notre Dame 1969

Prior Professional Experience

  • Research at Building Research Council U of I
  • Architectural practice 20 years
  • Building construction 10 years
  • Energy and moisture consulting, historic buildings and museums

Research Interests

  • Buildings: energy, moisture, durability, radon
  • History of building regulations and practices
  • Historic building performance

Current Projects

  • Low-cost radon reduction (DOE)
  • Impact of ventilation on indoor environment
  • Guidelines for energy efficiency in historic buildings (ASHRAE GPC34)

Professional Skills

  • Data analysis
  • Building science

Professional Affiliations

  • Association for Preservation Technology
  • National Institute of Building Science
  • DOE Building America Review Panels
  • Institute of Museum and Library Science review panels

Funded Grants

  • PARR (DOE)
  • Health-V (HUD)
  • Training Center (DOE)

Awards and Highlights

  • ASHRAE Fellow

Recent Publications and Presentations

  • Attic ventilation videos (DOE)

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