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 25 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 serves on the board of the Seattle 2030 District, and has served on the boards of the Cascadia GBC, the International Living Future Institute and USGBC. He is a licensed architect in Washington, a member of AIA and ASHRAE, and a LEED Fellow.