Bill Updike

Chief, Green Building & Climate Branch

William (Bill) Updike is the Chief of the Green Building and Climate Branch in the District of Columbia’s Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE), where he is responsible for policies and programs related to green building, climate change, and other built environment sustainability planning for the city government. Prior to joining DOEE, Bill worked as a project manager for a renewable energy company, as a green building construction manager for a design/build firm, and as a sales representative for a green building supply company. In the early part of his career, Bill worked as an environmental journalist for two national magazines. Bill received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame and a master’s degree from the University of Arizona.