About Wolfgang Werner

Wolfgang Werner is the President and CEO of Urban Fabrick, Inc.Wolfgang Werner, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, CPHC, USGBC Faculty

Wolfgang Werner, an architect and building sustainability expert with extensive consulting and education experience, is motivated by the urgency to respond to the defining challenge of our time: climate change. He is the President and CEO of Urban Fabrick, Inc., a sustainability and communications consultancy with offices in San Francisco and New York City.

Wolfgang has more than 20 years of experience in building sustainability, architectural design, construction administration and building investigation. His areas of expertise include general building sustainability concepts, strategies, and technologies, environmental rating & certification systems, building codes, policies, standards, and regulations, Passive House design, and embodied energy and carbon.

He is an active part of New York City’s green building community and currently serves as a member of the New York City 2030 District Committee and on the Board of the Carbon Leadership Forum. He speaks and writes regularly on sustainability topics and is one of the instructors for the Conquer the Code training course, teaching the latest Energy Code to New York City’s building professionals.

Wolfgang holds a Dipl.-Ing. degree in architecture from the Technische Universität, Berlin, Germany and a master’s degree in architecture from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY. He is a licensed architect in the State of New York, a LEED Accredited Professional since 2004, a USGBC Faculty member and a Certified Passive House Consultant.

Prior to joining Urban Fabrick, Wolfgang worked for almost 15 years at Thornton Tomasetti, most recently as Vice President in the firm’s Building Sustainability practice. There he was instrumental in launching various corporate sustainability initiatives, including joining the AIA 2030 Commitment as the first structural engineering firm to do so, and establishing the practice itself.

Wolfgang is a long-time resident of Brooklyn’s Fort Greene neighborhood and enjoys the rich cultural and culinary offerings of the metropolis. He is also an accomplished hobby photographer and hopes to win the New Yorker Cartoon Caption Contest one fine day before rising sea levels will render such an achievement utterly meaningless.