Rebecca Schaaf

Senior Vice President, Energy and Sustainability

Rebecca Schaaf leads two initiatives at SAHF – the Big Reach, SAHF’s collaborative effort with its members to reduce portfolio-wide energy and water use by 20% by 2020, and Bringing Sustainability Home, a cross-cutting energy and health initiative that aims to ensure that low-income residents and communities have equal access to critical environmental and health benefits.  

Prior to joining SAHF, Ms. Schaaf supported energy efficiency programs in China, Russia, and Ukraine at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Joint Global Change Research Institute and worked on a variety of program areas as a Program Officer for CHF International. Ms. Schaaf served in the Peace Corps in Ghana, where she taught mathematics and computer studies.   

Ms. Schaaf holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from New College of Florida and a Master's degree in Community Planning from the University of Maryland, College Park.




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