Architecture 2030’s leadership and the people working by our side to decarbonize the built environment.
Bill Burke is an architect with a long background in energy-efficient building design and environmental issues related to buildings, planning, and public policy. He was on the staff of the PG&E Pacific Energy Center (PEC) for many years where he oversaw architectural educational programs, with a focus on building enclosure, daylighting, Title 24 Part 6 Energy Standards, zero net energy/zero net carbon design, and decarbonization. Bill retired from PG&E in 2020 but continues to work on education and policy initiatives through AIA California’s Climate Action Committee and Architecture 2030. Bill believes high performance building design is key to protection of Earth’s atmosphere and improving the quality of the indoor environment and occupant health and comfort.
Prior to his work at PG&E, Bill managed the Vital Signs Curriculum Project for the University of California, Berkeley in the mid-1990s. Vital Signs assisted educators to incorporate building performance topics into architectural curricula at schools throughout North America. Early in his architectural career Bill worked at HOK San Francisco and MBT Architecture (now part of Perkins & Will).
Bill has served on the Board of Directors of AIA/San Francisco and on the AIA/California Council Committee on the Environment (AIA/CC COTE). He graduated from the University of Oregon School of Architecture where he earned his M. Arch. His undergraduate degree was in History from Grinnell College.