Air Date: 6-26-2009 | Episode: 131
William B. Rose is Research Architect at the Building Research Council-School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign…
William B. Rose is Research Architect at the Building Research Council-School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His major field of university research involves water and its effects on buildings. He is the author of Water in Buildings: an architect’s guide to moisture and mold published in 2005 by Wiley & Sons. This book recently won the Association for Preservation Technology Lee Nelson Award. His current university research projects include sky radiation effects with solar reflective roof surfaces, and combustion product concentrations in houses with unvented combustion appliances. He is the handbook chair of ASHRAE TC4.4, responsible for four ASHRAE Handbook chapters on building envelope performance, and he is a founding member of ASHRAE Standard Committee 160P Design Criteria for Moisture Control in Buildings. Through William B. Rose & Associates, he consults to museums and historic properties on moisture issues, and is presently involved with the United Nations Building, Sagamore Hill (Home of T. Roosevelt), and the Guggenheim Museum in New York.