Dr. Pyke is the Vice President of Research for the US Green Building Council. He directs a diverse research portfolio leveraging green building project experience to gain practical insights into building performance, occupant experience, and market trends. The Research Program develops and applies advanced information technologies to inform and accelerate market transformation, including the development of the Green Building Information Gateway (www.gbig.org). 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 Committee. Prior to joining USGBC, he was 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 an adjunct faculty member at George Washington University, teaching in the graduate Sustainable Urban Planning Program. He 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.
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