Frank Dalene is the Treasurer/Director of the Peconic Institute, Founder of Hamptons Green Alliance, Chair of USGBC – LI Chapter, East End Committee, Co-Chair of Town of East Hampton Energy Sustainability Committee, President/CEO of Telemark, Inc., Developer of ICEMAN® and Founder of Carbon Factor, Inc. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Nyack College and was inducted into the New York State Commission of Independent Colleges and Universities, 2010 Alumni Hall of Distinction. Frank served on several Advisory Boards and Board of Directors. He judged two national design award contests and recently the Attainable Long Island Green Home Design Competition. He is active in several civic and philanthropic organizations. He is an international speaker on net zero, carbon neutral, sustainable and resilient buildings. Frank and the organizations he manages received several state and national awards for excellence. After completing the HGA House it received the 2010 Net Zero Residential Building Award from the New York Solar Energy Industries Association and the State of New York Legislative Resolutions from the New York State Senate and New York State Assembly. Frank was invited to submit a peer reviewed paper that was published July 1, 2012 in the American Institute of Physics, Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy (Vol.4, Issue 4), Special Topic Issue: “Low-Carbon Society for a Green Economy”, titled “Technology and Information Management for Low-Carbon Building”. For a free download: Here

Frank assisted Assemblyman Fred Thiele initiate Assembly Bill, A1415; Property Tax Exemption for Certified Green Buildings that passed unanimously in the New York State Assembly, New York State Senate and was signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Frank and HGA House architect Ric Stott were selected as honorees by Cadillac as they rolled out their electric vehicle, the Cadillac ELR on July 20, 2013 at an invitation only event marking the opening celebration of Sound Waves @ the House at the Montauk Beach House.

The Peconic Institute’s mission is to reflect and act on the ideals that shape sustainable living and be an innovative laboratory that uses learning, research, and consensus towards building solutions within the Peconic Region and beyond. The Peconic Institute’s “Climate Resilience and Recovery Program” aspires to be a national and international Center of Excellence in systems and systemic translational research to advance knowledge on the science and engineering of resilience and sustainability for preparedness, response and recovery from, inter alia, extreme climate impacting upon the binary built and natural systems and integrating this knowledge into education, training, and application.

The Hamptons Green Alliance (HGA) is a not-for-profit association of building and related-service professionals in the Hamptons on Long Island organized to promote green building and maintenance practices. HGA provides information on materials, systems and best – practices for building, maintaining carbon neutral, zero energy homes and ecological landscapes via its website and other public forums. Members are leaders in their respective fields. HGA’s goal is to be a resource for proven green and ecological practices. We are driven by a commitment to use our expertise in making our planet greener.