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John Loyer,
Senior Vice President, State and Local Government Affairs

John Loyer represents the Association at the State and Local levels to advance building code legislation and regulation that supports safer building construction. Mr. Loyer, based in Northern Virginia, is a highly regarded and successful advocate with over 15 years of experience providing expert government affairs and strategic solutions to his employers and clients at all levels of government.

As one of the most successful energy efficiency and green building advocates in the US, Mr. Loyer was most recently CEO of his own consulting firm for over 9 years. Prior, he served as head of state government affairs for the American Institute of Architects (AIA), where he spearheaded the effort to create the International Green Construction Code in partnership with the International Code Council (ICC). He also oversaw all legislative and regulatory efforts including all fifty state chaptersí strategic agendas and PACs for the Institute nationwide. While there, he was responsible for authoring the carbon neutrality model laws currently adopted in Minnesota and Washington as well as the carbon neutrality policy adopted by the National Governor's Association. 

Before joining AIA, he was head of all government and regulatory affairs for a large international foam insulation manufacturer, Icynene Inc., and prior to that was the first energy efficiency and green building advocate for the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). While employed at NAHB, he was responsible for the creation of the nationís first Model Green Home Building Guidelines, now the ICC 700 Standard for green home residential construction. A certified code official, he has taught as adjunct faculty at Penn State Universityís Pennsylvania Housing Research Center in the School of Engineering and was a guest lecturer at the University of Maryland School of Architecture. An accomplished public speaker, he has keynoted and presented at numerous conferences throughout the United States. 

Mr. Loyer holds a bachelorís degree from Mercyhurst University in Erie, PA, a masterís degree from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and a post-graduate diploma in legislative affairs from Georgetown University in Washington, DC.

Email: jloyer@nrmca.org | Phone: 703-675-7603



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