Chris Pyke | U.S. Green Building Council
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Chris Pyke

Washington, DC

Dr. Pyke is the Chief Operating Officer for and the Vice President
for Research at the US Green Building Council. He helps GRESB provide
actionable environmental, social, and governance information for global
property investors. Dr. Pyke leads the development and operation of the Green
Building Information Gateway (

Dr. Pyke is engaged with a number of areas of research, notably including
co-leading the Green Health Partnership -- a strategic collaboration between
USGBC and the University of Virginia School of Medicine. The Green Health
Partnership is sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation with the goal
of providing transformative tools for green building project teams and
mechanisms to make health-promoting property more accessible to institutional

Dr. Pyke serves in a number of technical advisory roles, including
representing the United States for green house gas mitigation issues related
to residential and commercial buildings on the Intergovernmental Panel on
Climate Change (Working Group 3) and Chair of the US Environmental Protection
Agency’s Chesapeake Bay Program Scientific and Technical Advisory

Dr. Pyke was previously the National Director of Climate Change Services for
CTG Energetics, Inc. and a research scientist with the US EPA’s Global
Change Research Program. While serving at US EPA, Dr. Pyke co-chaired the US
Climate Change Science Program’s Interagency Working Group on Human
Contributions and Responses to Climate Change. He is a faculty member at
George Washington University, teaching in the graduate Sustainable Urban
Planning Program.

Dr. Pyke holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Geography from the University of California
Santa Barbara and a B.S. from the College of William and Mary.