Wm. Stevens Taber, Jr., Chairman & CEO
Wm. Stevens Taber, Jr. is a developer of energy efficient buildings and
supply and demand side energy resources. He manages the Princeton Energy
Group's North American development activities including Energy Nevada.
Through his efforts, the Princeton Group has rapidly established itself
as a leader in shaping the future of the energy industry, with successful
programs throughout its home market in North America as well as in Europe,
Asia, and Latin America. His programs have significantly outperformed
their financial projections and have won the appreciation of customers,
utilities, and environmentalists.
As a project developer, Mr. Taber has successfully completed several major
projects and is experienced in all phases of resource development. Mr.
Taber has personally arranged complex and innovative financing for his
developments, providing the underpinnings for stable operation in good
market conditions and bad.
During the 1970s and 1980s, Mr. Taber designed some of the most influential
buildings in the world, gaining international recognition for innovation
in energy efficiency. Among his projects were multi-family housing, facilities
for the elderly, research laboratories, office buildings, wineries, religious
buildings, major military installations, and projects in the US National
Parks. Mr. Taber's work won national design competitions and served as
demonstration projects in energy-efficient design for federal and state
governments. Through publications, professional education, and policy
initiatives, Mr. Taber's work has influenced the work of countless architects
Mr. Taber has been a leader in the development of public policy for energy
use. As Chairman of the Professional Advisory Group to the California
Energy Commission, he won an industry-wide consensus in support of regulations
for responsible energy use in buildings. As Committee Chairman of the
CC/AIA, Mr. Taber led an influential policy-making activity which called
for incentive-based utility programs and internalization of environmental
costs, principles which have since become central to national and state
energy policy. Mr. Taber was one of the founding principals of the Pacific
Energy and Resources Center, a non-profit corporation which has pioneered
habitat protection and sound ecosystem management in the former Soviet
Union and around the Pacific Rim. He has served as Chairman of the Technical
Advisory Committee to the California Board for Energy Efficiency, overseeing
the administration of US$700 million in public funds for energy efficiency
during the transition of the California electric industry to a competitive
Mr. Taber studied at Princeton, received the Master of Architecture degree
Phi Beta Kappa from U.C. Berkeley, and received an English-Speaking Union
Fellowship for study in Great Britain.