Layke is the Director of Johnson Controls’ Institute for Building Efficiency, a global initiative to provide information and analyses of technologies, policies, and practices in high performance buildings and smart energy systems from a practitioner’s perspective. In this role, Layke leads the Institute’s research agenda and collaborations with a network of global experts on topical areas including: commercial building efficiency, smart buildings and the smart grid, green building design, and energy and climate policy. In addition, she supports global facilities teams around the world as they seek to align energy and sustainability goals and management. Prior to joining Johnson Controls, Layke was the deputy director, Climate and Energy Program at the World Resources Institute (WRI). There, she founded The Green Power Market Development Group which leveraged large energy consumer interest finding renewable and clean energy technologies to innovate corporate energy procurement options in the U.S. and Europe. Her work also included analysis of U.S. climate policy design options as lead WRI staff negotiator in the U.S. Climate Action Partnership and its Call for Action (2007) and subsequent Blueprint for Legislative Action (2009). Layke’s international experience also includes consulting for the World Bank and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on technology transfer under the Montreal Protocol. Layke is an accomplished author on energy and climate action as well as founder of Beyond Grey Pinstripes –a sustainability ranking of business schools conducted in partnership with the Aspen Institute. She earned an A.B. in Asian Studies and Political Science from Pitzer College in Claremont, CA, a M.S. in Natural Resource Policy and an MBA from the University of Michigan. Layke studied in China at Nanjing University in 1989. In 1990-91, Layke conducted sociology research in Singapore, Malaysia and Taiwan on a fellowship from the Thomas J. Watson Foundation.