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 former Vice President for Research at USGBC. He helps GRESB provide actionable environmental, social, and governance information for global property investors.

Dr. Pyke was 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 investors.

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.

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.