The Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Green Building council appointed Christopher Pyke, Ph.D., to the position of research director. Dr. Pyke joins USGBC from CTG Energetics in Irvine, Calif., where he was national director of climate change services. He 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. For more information, visit