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Rachael Owens

Rachael Owens

Head Of Sustainability / Director, Buckley Gray Yeoman, National Retrofit Hub

Rachael is Head of Sustainability at Buckley Gray Yeoman and a member of the Architects Climate Action Network, where she coordinates the Climate Literacy group. She is a champion of adaptive reuse and has a wealth of experience working with existing buildings. Rachael sits on the NLA Net Zero expert panel, and is also part of the LETI non-domestic retrofit commercial workstream. In 2021 she was named a RIBA Journal Rising Star for her work in practice to communicate sustainable design and within ACAN to campaign for the regulation of embodied carbon emissions. Rachael is a WELL accredited professional. She actively tries to reach out to the wider construction industry to tackle the climate crisis, and has guest tutored at London School of Architecture, UEL and Kingston University.