As the Director of the Center for Green Schools, Rachel Gutter works on a national level to promote and facilitate the design, construction and operations of high performance, green schools and higher education facilities. She oversees USGBC’s National Green Schools Campaign as well as the LEED for Schools Green Building Rating System®, USGBC’s market-specific guidelines that recognize the unique nature and educational aspects of the design and construction of K-12 educational facilities. Rachel works closely with colleges and universities to assist them in greening their campuses. Through collaborative efforts with energy service companies, utility companies, foundations and a variety of other organizations, Rachel is working to create green building incentives to assist the education sector in achieving their green building goals. She promotes and supports new and existing green school policies at the local, state and federal level and works closely with members of the Green School Caucus on Capitol Hill. achel presents at conferences and conventions around the country, educating stakeholders and the public on the value of transforming the education sector toward sustainability. Rachel’s recent experience in the fields of green building consulting and high performance educational design includes her work with the Green Building Program of Montgomery County Public Schools – one of the only school systems in the country to mandate green school construction.