Staff Spotlight: Kristen Funk
Name: Kristen Funk, Director of Lighting Program
Time at CEE: 20 years
Hometown: Green Bay, WI
Favorite school subject: History
Why CEE?: I appreciate doing meaningful and impactful work with the best minds in the field.
In Kristen's words:
Across CEE's departments, our programs and services benefit from a talented staff that comes up with innovative and practical solutions for homeowners and building owners to reduce energy use.
With the energy landscape changing quickly, I believe we'll see more opportunities to dive in and help develop the next generation of energy saving best practices. I can see this work developing both on a programmatic level and a technological level.
In my own work, I oversee day-to-day activities of CEE's One-Stop Efficiency Shop® to ensure the program meets annual energy savings goals. One-Stop provides lighting assessments and rebates to small and medium-sized commercial customers in Xcel Energy's Minnesota service territory. We directly support CEE's mission by helping under-served, small business owners save energy through lighting upgrades.
I'm proud to have helped create this innovative and successful small business lighting program, which clients and peers continue to reference for its best practices after 15 years in business.
Kristen's Staff Bio
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