Dovetail Partners Grows Expertise in LCA and Carbon

New team members bring expertise in life cycle assessment and carbon standards


(Mpls, MN) - Dovetail Partners, a Minneapolis-based environmental group, announces the addition of new team members that add expertise in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and carbon standards science. Dovetail Partners has added Wayne Trusty as an Associate and Nick Martin as a member of their Board of Advisors.


Wayne Trusty is an expert on the application of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) to the built environment. He has worked on a wide spectrum of subjects, including the environment, forest industry economics and policy, water resources, transportation, energy policy and markets, and regional development. Having served as Project Manager of ‘The Athena Project’ from its inception in 1991, he was co-founder of the not-for-profit Athena Sustainable Materials Institute, incorporated in 1997, and served as its President and as President of the Institute’s U.S. affiliate Athena Institute International until March 2011. Mr. Trusty’s work has been dedicated to helping meet the environmental challenges of the future and to making sustainability an operational reality.  He is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Calgary School of Environmental Design and is a frequent speaker on LCA at sustainable infrastructure and building conferences, and as faculty for architectural and other professional association continuing education programs.


Nick Martin is Chief Technical Officer with American Carbon Registry (ACR) where he is responsible for ensuring the environmental integrity of issued offsets. He leads the development of protocols in improved forest management, afforestation/reforestation, REDD+, agricultural fertilizer management, rice sector greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions, fugitive methane in the oil & gas sector, wetland restoration, truck stop electrification, livestock/grazing management and other areas. He is managing ACR’s work in agricultural GHG mitigation, including protocol development, pilot projects with farmers, and coordination with the California Air Resources Board. Nick previously worked for Xcel Energy, where he led analysis of federal climate legislation, conducted biomass fuel supply analysis, and developed a pre-compliance carbon offset pilot program. He earlier managed Winrock International’s terrestrial carbon research under the US Department of Energy’s West Coast Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership and conducted forest carbon research for the US Forest Service and State of California. He also worked for the Zuni Indian Tribe in New Mexico, where he created and managed the Zuni Forest Products Enterprise to conduct hazardous fuel reduction and forest health projects on Tribal, US Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management lands.


“We are excited to have Wayne and Nick join our efforts and contribute their expertise toward ensuring Dovetail Partners remains a trusted source of environmental information that will continue to deliver science to decision-making,” stated Kathryn Fernholz, Executive Director of Dovetail Partners.