MN Energy Smart

Who We Are

Meet The Team

chrisrChris Rustad, Senior Energy Efficiency Specialist, C.E.M.

Chris works alongside Minnesota businesses, as well as those of the Spanish-speaking community, to help them identify and implement energy-saving measures.

Before joining Energy Smart in 2015, he worked for more than five years as a residential energy auditor. During this time, he worked with the Home Energy Squad where his bilingual skills helped the program to expand its reach to much of the Spanish-speaking community.

Chris graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor’s of Spanish and Portuguese Studies and was an AmeriCorps volunteer through the Conservation Corps of Minnesota.

Before joining Energy Smart, Patrick was a residential energy auditor with the Neighborhood Energy Connection. By performing diagnostic testing, Patrick identified opportunities for Minnesota home owners to save energy, improve comfort, and lower their energy bills.

Energy Smart is a program of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce and works in close partnership with the Minnesota Waste Wise Foundation.