"Every Story About a Green Building is a Story About People"
Americans spend 90% of their time indoors. The health of our buildings and communities undoubtedly have an impact on our physical and social health. Leveraging the power and passion of the green building community, a network of 77 chapters and thousands of dedicated volunteers, Ryan and the Community Advancement team are developing new, exciting opportunities to inspire and engage diverse communities of people to revision their buildings and communities. Currently he is working with community development, service and faith-based organizations with the goal of transforming communities and people's lives for a better future.
Previously, Ryan worked with USGBC's education programs – bringing a wealth of technical and institutional knowledge about continuing education design and delivery. Ryan came to USGBC from the Green Building Alliance in Pittsburgh and has worked on diverse green building projects - from Permacultural homesteads to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. As a volunteer, he has served several nonprofit organizations, including USGBC at the local and national levels.
Ryan teaches online graduate courses at Chatham University. He holds an M.S. in Sustainable Systems from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. in Science and Technology Studies from Michigan State University's Lyman Briggs School. He is currently pursuing a Graduate Certificate in Real Estate from Drexel University.