Best Practice Advisors

Buildings and Lighting Buildings and Lighting
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1 Efficient Existing Public Buildings Best Practice Advisor Photo Peter Lindstrom, Local Government Outreach Coordinator, Clean Energy Resource Teams: 612/625-9634, plindstr@umn.edu, tinyurl.com/PeterCERTS
2 Efficient Existing Private Buildings Best Practice Advisor Photo Peter Lindstrom, Local Government Outreach Coordinator, Clean Energy Resource Teams: 612/625-9634, plindstr@umn.edu, tinyurl.com/PeterCERTS
3 New Green Buildings Best Practice Advisor Photo Laura Millberg, MBA, LEED AP BD+C, Sustainable Development and Climate Resilience Principal Planner, MN Pollution Control Agency: 651/757-2568, laura.millberg@state.mn.us, www.pca.state.mn.us/yhiz6ef
4 Efficient Outdoor Lighting and Signals Best Practice Advisor Photo Susan Zarling, Traffic Electrical Systems Engineer, MN Dept. of Transportation: 651/234-7052, susan.zarling@state.mn.us
5 Building Redevelopment Best Practice Advisor Photo Erin Hanafin Berg, Director of Outreach & Policy, Preservation Alliance of Minnesota: 651-293-9047, ehberg@mnpreservation.org, www.mnpreservation.org
Land Use Land Use
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6 Comprehensive, Climate and Energy Plans Best Practice Advisor Photo Suzanne Rhees, AICP, Conservation Projects Coordinator, MN Board of Water and Soil Resources: 651/296-0768, suzanne.rhees@state.mn.us
7 Resilient City Growth Best Practice Advisor Photo Brian Ross, Senior Communities Program Director, Great Plains Institute: 612/767-7296, bross@gpisd.net, www.betterenergy.org/who-we-are/staff-and-consultants/
8 Mixed Uses Best Practice Advisor Photo Brian Ross, Senior Communities Program Director, Great Plains Institute: 612/767-7296, bross@gpisd.net, www.betterenergy.org/who-we-are/staff-and-consultants/
9 Efficient Highway- and Auto-Oriented Development Best Practice Advisor Photo Frank Douma, State and Local Policy Program of the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota: 612/626-9946, douma002@umn.edu, www.hhh.umn.edu/people/fdouma/
10 Design for Natural Resource Conservation Best Practice Advisor Photo Vanessa Perry, MN Department of Natural Resources: 651/259-5721, Vanessa.Perry@state.mn.us
Transportation Transportation
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11 Living Streets Best Practice Advisor Photo David Larson, Landscape Architect, Office of Environmental Stewardship, MN Dept. of Transportation: 651/366-4637, david.larson@state.mn.us, www.dot.state.mn.us/planning/completestreets
12 Mobility Options Best Practice Advisor Photo Amber Dallman, Bicycle/Pedestrian Section, MN Dept. of Transportation: 651/366-4189, amber.dallman@state.mn.us
13 Efficient City Fleets BP 13 Advisor picture

Mehjabeen Rahman, Fleets Advisor, MN Pollution Control Agency: 651-757-2191, Mehjabeen.Rahman@state.mn.us

14 Demand-Side Travel Planning Best Practice Advisor Photo

Barb Thoman, RETAP Transportation Consultant : 651-500-5958, Barb.thoman@walkbiketransit.com , https://www.dot.state.mn.us/trafficeng/safety/road-diet-richfield.html

Environmental Management Environmental Management
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15 Sustainable Purchasing Best Practice Advisor Photo Melissa Peck, Sustainable Purchasing Specialist, MN Pollution Control Agency: 651/757-2343, melissa.peck@state.mn.us, www.pca.state.mn.us/epp
16 Urban Forests and Soils Best Practice Advisor Photo

Valerie McClannahan, Community Forestry Coordinator, MN Department of Natural Resources: 651-259-5283, valerie.mcclannahan@state.mn.us, www.dnr.state.mn.us/forestry/urban

17 Stormwater Management Best Practice Advisor Photo Roberta Getman, Municipal Stormwater Specialist, MN Pollution Control Agency: 507/206-2629, roberta.getman@state.mn.us, www.pca.state.mn.us/water/enhancing-stormwater-management-minnesota
18 Parks and Trails Best Practice Advisor Photo Jenna Fletcher, Program Director, Trust for Public Land: 651-999-5306, Jenna.Fletcher@tpl.org, www.tpl.org/our-work/minnesota
19 Surface Water Best Practice Advisor Photo

Daniel Petrik, Land Use Specialist, MN Dept. of Natural Resources: 651/259-5697, Daniel.Petrik@state.mn.us

20 Efficient Water and Wastewater Systems Best Practice Advisor Photo

Brent Vizanko, Assoc. Engineer, Minnesota Technical Assistance Program: 612/624-4653, bvizan@umn.edu, mntap.umn.edu/us/staff.htm

21 Septic Systems Best Practice Advisor Photo Nick Haig, Onsite Sewage Treatment Program, MN Pollution Control Agency: 651-757/2536, nick.haig@state.mn.us, www.pca.state.mn.us/water/subsurface-sewage-treatment-systems
22 Sustainable Consumption and Waste Best Practice Advisor Photo

Tim Farnan, Waste Prevention Specialist, MN Pollution Control Agency: 651/757-2348, timothy.farnan@state.mn.us, www.pca.state.mn.us/ktqh87d

23 Local Air Quality Best Practice Advisor Photo

Megan Kuhl-Stennes, Neighborhood Air Pollution Lead, MN Pollution Control Agency: 651/757-2455, Megan.KuhlStennes@state.mn.us

Resilient Economic & Community Development Resilient Economic and Community Development
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24 Benchmarks and Community Engagement Best Practice Advisor Photo Philipp Muessig, GreenStep Cities Program Coordinator, MN Pollution Control Agency: 651/757-2594, philipp.muessig@state.mn.us

Sean Gosiewski, Alliance for Sustainability, for work with citizen & student groups and faith organizations: 612/331-1099, sean@AforS.org, www.AforS.org

25 Green Business Development Best Practice Advisor Photo Angie Bourdaghs, Small Business Environmental Assistance Program, MN Pollution Control Agency: 651/757-2176, angela.bourdaghs@state.mn.us, www.pca.state.mn.us/sbeap
26 Renewable Energy Best Practice Advisor Photo Lissa Pawlisch, Statewide Coordinator, Clean Energy Resource Teams: 612/624-2293, pawl0048@umn.edu, www.cleanenergyresourceteams.org
27 Local Food Best Practice Advisor Photo Karen Lanthier, Minnesota Grown, MN Department of Agriculture: 651/201-6140, karen.lanthier@state.mn.us, www.minnesotagrown.com
28 Business Synergies and EcoDistricts Best Practice Advisor Photo

Angie Bourdaghs, Small Business Environmental Assistance Program, MN Pollution Control Agency: 651/757-2176, angela.bourdaghs@state.mn.us, www.pca.state.mn.us/sbeap

29 Climate Adaptation and Community Resilience Best Practice Advisor Photo

Laura Millberg, MBA, LEED AP BD+C, Sustainable Development and Climate Resilience Principal Planner, MN Pollution Control Agency: 651/757-2568, Laura.Millberg@state.mn.us, www.pca.state.mn.us/quick-links/community-resilience