Climate Action Summit

Heidi Kunka

Energy Program Specialist, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

Heidi Kunka has been employed by the PADEP for twelve years, seven of which have been with the State Energy Office, where she currently serves as an Energy Program Specialist. She currently assists in managing all aspects of the Pennsylvania Climate Change Act, including the PA Climate Impacts Assessment, Climate Action Plan, annual greenhouse gas inventory, and Climate Change Advisory Council. In addition to her climate work at DEP, Heidi also supports the GreenGov Council & DEP on developing sustainability strategies. For 2.5 years, Heidi served as Director of US Green Building Council (USGBC) Central PA, during which she led a highly-visual advocacy initiative, Icehouse Demonstration Day: Unfreeze PA Energy Codes, which raised awareness about the need to update our state energy codes and culminated in a press conference in front of the State Capitol. She has served on the Market Leadership Advisory Board for USGBC Central PA, as well as the Board of Directors for the Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance. Heidi is a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP BD+C), as well as a Certified Climate Change Professional (CC-P). She earned a BS in Environmental Science from Muhlenberg College and a Masters in Environmental Pollution Control from Penn State University.

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