It is no longer a question of whether companies should reduce carbon emissions, even setting a goal to be carbon-neutral. The question is how to do it effectively and efficiently. Each week, join Frank Dalene, the creator of the ICEMAN, an indexing system based on a goal of achieving a carbon-neutral status, as he speaks with trailblazing leaders with goals of achieving carbon neutrality and using 100% renewable energy. If you’re looking to learn more about clean energy, reducing fossil fuels, and increasing profits this is the podcast for you, Decarbonize the World with Frank Dalene, a production of Advantage Media.
Frank Dalene is President and CEO of Telemark, Inc, a construction services business he co-founded with his brother Roy in 1978. Born in Norway but raised in the states since he was eight months old, Frank grew up in a largely Norwegian community. The Scandinavian love of the outdoors and their consciousness for the environment were integral in shaping Frank’s identity.
Over the past four decades, Telemark has become known not only for their superior quality and craftsmanship but also for being a beacon for companies hoping to embrace the very latest in energy efficiencies—including the completion of the world’s first Certified Carbon Neutral in the Construction Stage building. On an even larger scale, Frank is innovating the manner in which companies can assess their carbon footprint. Through his ICEMAN (International Carbon Equivalent Mechanism Attributed to Neutrality) methodology, companies can get an accurate snapshot of their carbon emissions on a standardized scale.
An in-demand speaker, Frank has presented keynotes across the world on sustainable construction, carbon neutrality, and ICEMAN. To date, Frank has been quoted in myriad publications including The New York Times, New York Post, Architectural Digest, and The Wall Street Journal among many others.
Frank’s wife Gwen serves as CFO at Telemark. High school sweethearts, the couple has been together since they were 18 years old. Their daughter and son-in-law are both architects in an award-winning firm in East Hampton. Frank and Gwen Frank founded the Dalene Family Foundation and Kris Dalene Music Scholarship Fund in memory of their son.