Courtney Baker | U.S. Green Building Council
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Courtney Baker

Washington, DC

As Manager of Residential Operations at the U.S. Green Building Council,
Courtney Baker is in charge of program management for the Residential Market
Development team. He joined USGBC just before the formal launch of the LEED
for Homes rating system and was responsible for developing the operation and
support systems for the program from scratch. Courtney was also responsible
for the development and refinement of the quality assurance protocols for the
LEED for Homes delivery model which included the training and oversight of 38
organizations nationwide.

Most recently, Courtney directed the development of the industry’s first
self-guided residential scoring tool which helps homeowners and design
professionals accurately assess the sustainability of a potential project
without having to input technical information. In addition, he is in charge
of managing the LEED for Homes International Pilot and is the residential
lead for the Green Building Information Gateway research initiative.

Prior to joining USGBC, he was a consultant to custom home builders and
developers on integrated sub-system control and home automation systems. He
has also served in several construction management roles and has advised
several start-up companies in the retail, restaurant and energy monitoring

Courtney holds a bachelors degree in management from the Georgia Institute of
Technology and is a LEED AP Homes.

*Expert topic:* LEED Residential