Rachael has almost ten years of sustainability experience covering a variety of sectors including commercial real estate, construction, local and central government, utilities and corporate governance. Rachael has worked for EVORA since 2013 after deciding to move away from the construction sector where she worked at Enterprise and Murphys in conjunction with clients including Siemens, National Grid and United Utilities to focus upon a career in consultancy – and has never looked back.
What are your main responsibilities?
No two days are the same, however, my key focus areas are: Project management of various client programmes; Development, implementation and maintenance of environmental/energy management systems in line with ISO14001/50001; Completion of building energy/sustainability and BREEAM In Use assessments and implementation of improvement/monitoring programmes following these assessments.
What’s the best part of your job?
I’ve found that no two buildings are the same, understanding the mechanics of how they operate (in terms of heating, cooling and ventilation) is always different, interesting and brings with it various challenges. Identifying opportunities and bringing these to fruition is also a significant perk of the job.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
A pilot, considering my fear of flying this now seems like the most ridiculous career I could have ever opted for. Thankfully my failure to understand even the basics of physics meant I didn’t get far in accomplishing this dream!