Performative buildings and landscapes provide economic, social and environmental benefits. Certifications and metrics are essential in proving that the money spent is worth the investment. But data from one project or region doesn’t necessarily translate to another. So the question arises – how to quantify project specific benefits?
Rachel Bouvier earned her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she focused on the relationship between economic development and environmental quality. Rachel’s firm, rbouvier consulting, specializes in economic and statistical analysis related to environmental and natural resource issues, climate change, and community economic development.
Rachel also holds a Master’s degree in Resource Economics and Community Development from the University of New Hampshire, and was recently certified by the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure as an Envision Sustainability Professional.
Rachel’s experience informs her work with Studioverde in the design and analysis of project specific tools to meet SITES certification metrics.