Mark Frankel is the Technical Director for the New Buildings Institute. NBI develops programs, policy, training, and research on high performance buildings and energy efficiency for organizations all over the country. Currently Mark is involved in national coalitions to improve building performance feedback, market adoption strategies for deep energy retrofits, and in the development and implementation of innovative codes and programs focused on building performance outcome and benchmarking. Mark has been consulting on energy efficiency and sustainable design for over 20 years. His work in this period has encompassed a broad range of technical topics, including lighting and daylighting, passive and high performance mechanical systems, commissioning, energy modeling, and site design, IAQ, stormwater management, water efficiency, and others. Mark has consulted on hundreds of capital projects, ranging in scale from single and multi-family residential projects to large commercial buildings and portfolio strategies. Mr. Frankel also has extensive experience with the USGBC’s LEED program, both as consultant to projects successfully targeting LEED, and as a technical consultant to the USGBC on the LEED program.
Mr. Frankel served six years on the board of the Cascadia GBC, and currently serves on the Boards of the International Living Future Institute and the Seattle 2030 District. He is a member of the USGBC LEED Technical Committee, is a licensed architect in Washington, a member of AIA and ASHRAE, and a LEED AP.