Mark Frankel, Technical Director

Mark FrankelMark Frankel is the Technical Director for New Buildings Institute.  Mr. Frankel has been consulting on energy efficiency and sustainable design for over 20 years.  Mark’s 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, building and site design, indoor air quality, stormwater management, water efficiency strategies, and others.  This work has included technical evaluation of comparative life cycle costs for a range of public and private development models. 

Mark has consulted on hundreds of capital projects, ranging in scale from single and multi-family residential projects to large commercial buildings all over the country.  Mr. Frankel also has extensive experience with the USGBC’s LEED program, both as consultant to projects successfully seeking LEED ratings, and as a technical consultant to the USGBC on the LEED program.  Mark has developed code and incentive programs for energy savings of 20-30% over current codes, and has co-authored studies of LEED building energy performance.  Currently Mark is involved in national coalitions to improve building performance feedback, is working on the development and implementation of codes and programs focused on building performance outcome, and is consulting on a number of aggressive building performance projects around the country.  He also serves on the Board of Directors of the U.S. Green Building Council, is a licensed architect in Washington, a member of AIA and ASHRAE, and a LEED accredited professional.

Phone: (206) 930-0447