Mark Frankel

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Vision 2020: Focus on the Outcome, Not Just the Design

Expanding our range of expected outcomes from high-performance buildings is key to meeting aggressive environmental goals. More

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VIDEO: Where are Green Building Codes Going?

We must start addressing operational performance to meet sustainability goals on a large scale, says Mark Frankel of the New Buildings Institute. More

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Will Lighter Codes Spur Innovative Development?

Current codes are too full of red tape to foster innovation housing and building. Are pink codes the solution? Why some say yes and others say not so fast. More

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Why We Need Better Data

Vision 2020 chair Mark Frankel explains the need for more concrete performance data and fewer fuzzy labels. More

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Shaky Foundation: Why the U.S. Lags Behind in Building Science Research

Energy efficiency is the next frontier of design and construction, but due to underinvestment and the lack of a national agenda, America isn't leading the way to high performance building. More

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