To John, “affordable” also means sustainable and “green” means good for the entire community’s environment. Building green does not mean building boring. His expertise in green, efficient building principles includes the following:

  • Building Performance Institute (BPI) – Certified Professional Building Analyst and Instructor
  • National Association of Home Builders – Certified Green Professional (CGP)
  • Green Building and Business Management for Building Professional – Certified Green Professional Instructor (CMC)
  • Colorado Mountain College (CMC) – Instructor
    – Greening Your Home
    – Courses in green design and construction, energy auditing and building analysis
  • Accredited Green Verifier for the ICC‐700‐2008 National Green Building Standard (pending)
  • Accredited Residential Energy Services Network Provider (RESNET) (pending)


  • 2012 Complex of Year Year, Colorado USDA Rural Development Authority – Cardiff Glen
  • 2008 Carbondale Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year – J R Baker Architects
  • 2004 American Institutue of Architects Award of Merit – Water Place Employee Housing
  • American Institutue of Architects Northwest Region Design Award – Dillingham Elementary School
  • US Air Force Award for Excellence in Architectural Design – Elmendorf Air Force Base Commissary