"Sometimes access to the vast amounts of information available to us can be overwhelming. One of Jeff's talents is to wade through this sea of information, identify the key ideas and trends, and translate them in a clear and creative way. His understanding of environmental sustainability combined with his diversity of experiences make him a valuable member of any team."
Wendy Smith, Director
WWF Southeast Rivers and Streams Program Nashville, TN
Financial and environmental improvements across eight energy- and water-centric real estate development activities
World Wildlife Fund & Cumberland River Compact
Implementation & Analysis
J. Gowdy Consulting compared the financial and environmental metrics of the BOB project to standard development practices in the Middle Tennessee region. "Normal practices" were ascertained through dozens of interviews with industrial, governmental, and academic experts. The following eight development practices were analyzed:
On the environmental side, our analysis found that the eight green business practices yielded water supply savings of 3,000,000 gallons per year. The improvements on water quality were two-fold: zero synthetic fertilizer runoff occurred, and there was an 80-90% reduction in silt particulate runoff.