Alison Lindburg

Alison Lindburg



Building Energy Policy Manager

Alison Lindburg is the Building Energy Policy Manager at MEEA, where she works to improve energy efficiency in buildings in the Midwest via energy codes and market transformation strategies such as energy benchmarking. Prior to MEEA, Alison was the director of the Buildings policy program at the Minnesota non-profit organization Fresh Energy, and also served on the Board of Directors for the U.S. Green Building Council of Minnesota and the Technical Advisory Committee of the GreenStar residential remodeling standard. Previously Alison was a program director for Minnesota non-profit Dovetail Partners, working in rural areas to promote sustainability and local economic development through green building demonstration projects, community education and contractor training. Prior to Dovetail, Alison worked for a Twin-Cities urban development firm, where she helped write and implement its green building program. Alison has a B.A. in Architecture with a focus on sustainable design, and a minor in Spanish from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. In her spare time, Alison paints, plays piano, reads science fiction and practices yoga.

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Zero Energy Public Buildings in the Midwest

Net-zero energy (NZE)buildings come in all shapes and sizes and can be found in every climate zone. The Midwest is home to many NZE buildings,…

St. Louis Passes Benchmarking Ordinance

The “Building Energy Awareness” ordinance requires certain buildings to record annual whole-building energy and water consumption data into…

Benchmarking Heats up in the Midwest

In the last month, energy benchmarking at the city level has really heated up in the Midwest. Benchmarking policies have proven to be a crucial first…

St. Louis Considers Benchmarking Ordinance

St. Louis, Missouri is aiming to become the fifth city in the Midwest with a mandatory energy benchmarking ordinance. On December 9, 2016, Alderman…

Evanston Workshop Opens Eyes on Benchmarking

Buildings comprise around 40 percent of the total energy consumption in the United States, and benchmarking policies have proven to be a crucial…