Mark Pierce
Extension Associate

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Current Activities

Current Professional Activities
Member:  Building Performance Institute

Member: Housing Education and Research Association

Member: Residential Energy Services Network
              Accredited Home Energy Rater

Member:  U.S. Green Building Council

Delegate, Extension Disaster Education Network.

Current Research Activities

Current Extension Activities
 Project Manager for the Consumer Education Program for Residential Energy Efficiency. Cooperative Extension Associations form 30 counties participate in this project which works to educate New Yorkers about residential energy efficiency issues.  

Support county Extension Educators in their outreach efforts to improve the health, safety and well being of individuals and families by providing specific research based information to each county Extension Educator that requests it.
Provide educational presentations to a variety of audiences on health and energy issues related to the built environment

Write articles and press releases on energy efficiency and indoor air quality issues and publish in print media outlets across N.Y. State

Prepare education exhibits on residential energy efficiency issues and make available to Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations across N.Y. State


Biographical Statement

A major emphasis of my current outreach work focuses on energy efficiency issues in residential buildings. Working closely with Extension Professor Joseph Laquatra, we are starting the fifth year of the Consumer Education Program for Residential Energy Efficiency. This program, a joint project of the Department of Design and Environmental Analysis, over 30 Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations, and New York State Research and Development Authority, educates New Yorkers in ways to make their homes more energy efficient and reduce home energy-related costs.

I also work closely with Professor Joseph Laquatra and Professor Lorraine Maxwell to develop and implement educational programs based on the Healthy Living and Learning Environments research project.

M.S. Cornell University: College of Human Ecology,
Ithaca New York
Department of Design & Environmental Analysis
Major: Human-Environment Relations, Minor: Education
Concentration: Housing.
Thesis: Environmental & Economic Impacts of Residential Building Product, Construction Method, Design, and House Size Choices

B.S. State University of New York: Regents College,
Albany, New
Major: Liberal Arts
Concentrations: Economics; Communications

A.S. State University of New York: Morrisville Agricultural and Technical College Morrisville, New York
Major: Natural Resources Conservation

Courses, Websites, Pubs

Related Websites
Energy Efficiency Information

Housing Fact Sheets

Construction Wastes
Waste Material - or Raw Material

Laquatra, J.; M. Pierce; T. Hammer. Lead in Christmas lights. Refereed
Abstracts from the Annual Conference of the Housing Education and Research
Association. Charlotte, NC; October 2007: