Ted Bardacke | U.S. Green Building Council
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Ted Bardacke

  • AP-BDC Certified
  • AP-ND Certified
  • AP-Homes Certified
  • AP-Homes Certified
  • LEED for Homes Green Rater
Los Angeles, CA

Ted Bardacke has forged a unique career focusing on sustainable urbanism and
economic development that spans three continents. He currently holds the
positions of Director of Infrastructure for Los Angeles Mayor Eric
Garcetti and Adjunct Professor of Urban Environmental Design and Planning at

Ted has been deeply involved in both the drafting and implementation of
sustainability reference tools and standards, including LEED rating systems
for Neighborhood Development and Homes, the Collaborative for High
Performance Schools, the Green Communities Initiative for affordable housing,
and Transit Oriented Development standards in use throughout Latin America.
Notable completed projects include California’s first 98 units of zero
energy affordable housing, sustainable design program management for $14
billion of school construction at the Los Angeles Unified School District,
and technical assistance to 16 local governments across the US who are
seeking to transform specific neighborhoods into ones that are more
economically prosperous, healthy, and environmentally responsible.

From 2003 to 2013, Ted worked in the Green Urbanism Program at Global Green
USA. He was founding chair of the USGBCl’s Location and Planning Technical
Advisory Group, served for four years on the LEED for Neighborhood
Development Core Committee and in 2005, on behalf of Global Green, he
accepted the USGBC’s Leadership Award for Advocacy. During the 1990s he was
a foreign correspondent for the Financial Times of London, based in Mexico
City and Bangkok, and in the late 1980s coordinated volunteer construction
projects in rural Mexico for the American Friends Service Committee. A
graduate of Wesleyan University and the Graduate School of Architecture at
Columbia University, he is co-author, with teaching colleague, Walker Wells
of Blueprint for Greening Affordable Housing (Island Press, 2007).