National Institute of Building Sciences
Ryan Colker is director of the Consultative Council and presidential advisor at the National Institute of Building Sciences where he leads the development of findings and recommendations on behalf of the entire building community and transmits those recommendations to congress and the administration. He also serves as staff director of the Council on Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate; the National Council of Governments on Building Codes and Standards; the Off-Site Construction Council and the Sustainable Building Industry Council.
Before joining the Institute, he served as manager of government affairs for the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) where he contributed to the development of a robust government affairs program. While at ASHRAE, he assisted in forming the High-Performance Building Congressional Caucus and contributed to the development and piloting of the Building Energy Quotient, ASHRAE’s building energy labeling program. Previously, Colker served as the program director of the Renewable Natural Resources Foundation, where he was the lead staff member in charge of interdisciplinary programs for a 14-member consortium of natural resource professional and scientific organizations. He graduated from The George Washington University Law School with a Juris Doctor, and holds a Bachelor of Arts, with honors, in environmental policy from the University of Florida.