Rachel Scheu

Principal Director of Research & Innovation Director


Rachel is a Principal Director of Research & Innovation Director at Elevate. Her team leads initiatives that make the case for equitable and substantive climate investments that address the most urgent climate issues and achieve the most equitable 2030 outcomes through researching, incubating, and demonstrating strategies around building electrification, healthy homes and indoor air quality, and energy and water security and resiliency. Rachel has led the transformation work at Elevate since 2012 and joined the organization in 2004.

In Rachel’s previous roles, she managed residential and commercial energy efficiency programs and research for Elevate (formerly CNT Energy) and its affiliate at the Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT). Prior to working at Elevate/CNT Energy/CNT, Ms. Scheu worked for several architecture and design firms.