Dovetail Partners Establishes Green Building Credential


Alison Lindburg Recognized as a LEED® Accredited Professional


Minneapolis, Minn. (7/12/07) – Dovetail Partners has added LEED accreditation to its resume. Alison Lindburg, Director of Dovetail’s Eco-Affordable Housing Program, recently became a LEED® Accredited Professional (LEED® AP).


“Having a LEED AP in-house is an important asset for Dovetail and our partners,” says Kathryn Fernholz, Executive Director of Dovetail Partners.


“There are at least 35 different green building programs in the country, and we field questions about quite a few of them. With this accreditation we can better answer questions related to the LEED program and better help our partners achieve their green building goals,” says Fernholz.


The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program is the US Green Building Council’s green building rating system, and is the referenced green building standard for many public and private interests across the country.


LEED® Accredited Professionals receive accreditation by demonstrating “a thorough understanding of green building practices and principles, and intensive familiarity with LEED requirements, resources, and processes.” To become a LEED® AP, applicants must pass an extensive test.


“Like most people, I’m not a big fan of taking tests,” says Lindburg. “But it offered an opportunity to dig into the details and expand my understanding of the program. Now I can help make the process less painful for others.”


By adding LEED accreditation, Dovetail can offer authenticated advice and new insight into the green building process. Dovetail is now offering project evaluation and LEED® AP services.




For more information about Dovetail Partners, Green Building and the Eco- Affordable Housing Program, visit:


Alison has also posted information about the LEED® AP process at her green building blog, available at: