WASHINGTON — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced June 24 that Christopher Pyke, Ph. D. has been appointed research director. Pyke joins USGBC from CTG Energetics in Irvine, CA, where he was national director of climate change services.

Pyke has worked with USGBC in the past, most recently contributing technical support to the development of the rating systems under LEED v3 and as a subject matter expert for the development of USGBC’s 200-level LEED education curriculum. He has a Ph.D. in geography from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Pyke will also support USGBC’s work with the Clinton Climate Initiative’s Climate Positive Development Program.

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