Director, EEFA, Resilient Communities, Healthy People & Thriving Communities Program
For 20 years, Deron Lovaas has closely monitored public policies pertaining to the built environment. He oversees advocacy for efforts related to energy efficiency, housing, smart growth, and transportation. He previously served as NRDC’s director of federal transportation policy, as well as chief strategist for advancing bipartisan oil-savings legislation and renewing the nation’s transportation law. Before joining NRDC, Lovaas worked for several conservation groups, including the National Wildlife Federation, Zero Population Growth, and the Sierra Club. From 1993 to 1995, he served as an environmental specialist with Maryland’s Department of the Environment. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia and based in Washington, D.C.