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2019 |

Rickenbacker, H.J.,Collinge, W.O.,Hasik, V.,Ciranni, A., Smith, I., Colao, P., Sharrard, A.L., Bilec, M.M.* (2019 accepted). “Development of a Standardized Protocol and Data-Driven Survey Instrument for Indoor Air Quality Assessments in Energy Conservation Districts.” Accepted Sustainable Cities and Society.

Hasik, V.,Ororbia, M.E., Warn, G.P., Bilec, M.M.*(2019). “Whole Building Life Cycle Environmental Impacts and Costs: A Sensitivity Study of Design and Service Decisions.” Building and Environment, August 2019, 106316 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2019.106316

 

Hasik, V., Escott, E., Bates, R., Carlisle, S., Faircloth, B., Bilec, M.M.* (2019). “Comparative Whole Building Life Cycle Assessment of Renovation and New Construction.” Building and Environment,161, 15 August 2019, 106218.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2019.106218

 

Rickenbacker, H.J., Brown, F., Bilec, M.M.*(2019).  “Creating Environmental Consciousness in Environmental Justice Communities: Implementation and Outcomes of Community-Based Environmental Justice and Air Pollution Research.”  Sustainable Cities and Society, 47(2019),101473.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2019.101473  

2018 |

Kljajic, M., Andjelkovic, A., Hasik, V., Bilec, M.M. (2018). “Shallow Geothermal Energy Integration in District Heating System: An Example from Serbia.”  Renewable Energy, (December 2018). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2018.11.103

Collinge, W.O.,Rickenbacker, H.J.,Landis, A.E., Thiel, C.L., Bilec, M.M.*(2018). “Dynamic life cycle assessments of a conventional green building and a net zero energy building: Exploration of static, dynamic, attributional and consequential electricity grid models.” Environmental Science & Technology,52(19), 11429-11438.   https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.7b06535

 

Hasik, V.A.,Chhabra, J., Warn, G.P. Bilec, M.M.*(2018). “Review of approaches for integrating loss estimation and environmental life cycle assessment for earthquake damage to buildings.” Engineering Structures, 175(November 2018), 123-137.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2018.08.011

 

Ketchman,, K.J.,Parrish,, K., Khanna,, V., Bilec, M.M.*(2018). “Small Business Electricity Disaggregation: Where can we improve? Towards increased transparency of appliance modal parameters.” Energy and Buildings, 175(October 2018), 194-202. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2018.07.020

 

Ketchman,, K.J.,Parrish,, K., Khanna,, V., Bilec, M.M.*(2018). “Synergizing Disparate Component-level Energy Resources into a Single Whole Building Tool to Support Energy Conservation Action in Small Commercial Buildings.” Energy and Buildings, 176(October 2018), 325-332.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2018.06.053

 

Tian, S., Bilec, M.M.* (2018).  “Integrating Site Specific Dispersion Modeling into Life Cycle Assessment: Focus on Inhalation Risks in Chemical Production.  Journal of Air and Waste Management Association, 68(11), 1224-1238. https://doi.org/10.1080/10962247.2018.1496189

 

Thiel, C.L., Woods, N.C.,Bilec, M.M.* (2018). “Strategies to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Laparoscopic Surgery.” American Journal of Public Health, Supplement 2, 2018, Vol 108, No. S2, S158-S164. https://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/pdf/10.2105/AJPH.2018.304397

 

Ketchman, K.J., Riley D., Khanna, V., Bilec, M.M.*(2018).  “A Survey of Homeowners' Motivations for the Adoption of Energy Efficiency Measures: Evaluating a Holistic Energy Assessment Program.”  ASCE Journal of Architectural Engineering, 24(4).https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)AE.1943-5568.0000310

Burke, R.D., Dancz, C.L.A., Ketchman, K.J.,Bilec, M.M., Boyer, T.H., Davidson, C., Landis, A.E., Parrish, K.P. (2018). “Faculty Perspectives on Sustainability Integration on Undergraduate Engineering Curriculum.”  ASCE Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, 144(3), 04018004.https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)EI.1943-5541.0000373

 

Tian, S., Ecoff, S., Sebroski, J., Miller, J., Rickenbacker, H.J.,Bilec, M.M.* (2018).“An Indoor Air Quality Evaluation in a Residential Retrofit Project using Spray Polyurethane Foam.” Journal of Occupational & Environmental Hygiene, 15:5, 363-375. https://doi.org/10.1080/15459624.2018.1428332

 

Danzc, C.L.A., Bilec, M.M., Landis, A.E. (2018).  “Active Experiential Sustainable Engineering Module for Engineering Education.”Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, 144(1): 04017011.https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)EI.1943-5541.0000345

2017  |  

Thiel, C.L., Carvalho, R. F., Hess, L., Tighe, J., Bilec, M.M.*, Baratz, M. (2017). “Minimal Custom Pack Design and Wide-Awake Hand Surgery: Reducing Waste and Spending in the Orthopedic Operating Room.” Journal of Hand Surgery. https://doi.org/10.1177/1558944717743595

 

Dancz, C.L.A., Ketchman, K.J., Burke, R.D., Hottle, T.A., Bilec, M.M., Parrish, K., Landis, A.E. (2017) “Utilizing Civil Engineering Senior Design Capstone Projects to Evaluate Students’ Sustainability Education Across Engineering Curriculum.” Advances in Engineering Education. 6(4).

Hasik, V., Anderson, N.E.*, Collinge, W.O., Thiel, C.L., Khanna,V., Wirick, J., Piacentini, R., Landis, A.E., Bilec, M.M. (2017). “Evaluating the life cycle environmental benefits and tradeoffs of water reuse systems for net-zero buildings.” Environmental Science & Technology. 51(3), 1110-1119. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.6b03879

 

Unger, S. R., Hottle, T. A., Hobbs, S. R., Thiel, C. L., Campion, N., Bilec, M. M., & Landis, A. E. (2017). “Do single-use medical devices containing biopolymers reduce the environmental impacts of surgical procedures compared with their plastic equivalents?” Journal of Health Services Research & Policy, 22(4) 2017, 218–225. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1355819617705683

 

Ketchman, K.J., Antaya, C.L.A., Burke, R., Parrish, K.P., Landis, A.E., Bilec, M.M. (2017). “Sustainable Engineering Cognitive Outcomes: Examining Different Approaches for Curriculum Integration.” ASCE Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, 143(3): 04017002. http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)EI.1943-5541.0000324 - sthash.OMOVhlZ9.dpuf

 

Whiston, M. M., Collinge, W. O., Bilec, M. M., and Schaefer, L. A., (2017). “Exergy and economic comparison between kW-scale hybrid and atmospheric solid oxide fuel cell systems,” J. Power Sources, 353, 152-166.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2017.03.113

 

Hottle, T., Bilec, M.M., Landis, A.E. (2017).  “Biopolymer Production and End of Life Comparisons Using Life Cycle Assessment.” Resources, Conservation & Recycling, 122, 295-306. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2017.03.002

 

Dancz, C.L.A., Parish, K., Bilec, M.M., Landis, A.E. (2017).  “Assessment of Student’s Mastery of Construction Management and Engineering Concepts through Board Game Design.” Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, 143(4): p. 04017009. https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)EI.1943-5541.0000340

 

Vora, N., Shah, A., Bilec, M.M., Khanna, V. (2017). Food-Energy-Water Nexus: Quantifying Embodied Energy and GHG emissions from Irrigation through Virtual Water Transfers in Food Trade. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 5(3), 2119–2128. http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1021/acssuschemeng.6b02122    

 

Al-Ghamdi, S., Bilec, M.M. (2017). “Green Building Rating Systems and Whole-Building LCA: A Comparative Study of the Existing Assessment Tools.” ASCE Journal of Architectural Engineering, 23(1):04016015.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)AE.1943-5568.0000222

Hasik, V., Chhabra, J. P. S., Warn, G. P., & Bilec, M. M. (2017). “Investigation of the Sustainability and Resilience Characteristics of Buildings Including Existing and Potential Assessment Metrics.” Proceedings from the ASCE Architectural Engineering Institute Conference, April 11-13, 2017, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

2016  | 

Rickenbacker, H. J., Collinge, W. O., Hasik, V., & Bilec, M. M. (2016). Indoor Air Quality Assessments of Diverse Buildings in an Energy Conservation District from a Life Cycle Assessment Lens. 207-210. doi:10.1145/2993422.2993424

Al-Ghamdi, S., Bilec, M.M. (2016). “On-Site Renewable Energy and Green Building Rating Systems: A System-Level Analysis.”  Environmental Science & Technology." 50, 4606-4614. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.5b05382

Chopra, S.S., Dillon, T., Bilec, M.M., Khanna, V. (2016). “A Network-based Framework for Assessing Infrastructure Resilience: A Case Study of London Metro System.” Journal of Royal Society Interface. 13:20160113. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2016.0113

Unger, S., Campion, N.A., Bilec, M.M., Landis, A.E. (2016). “Evaluating quantifiable metrics for hospital green checklists.” Journal of Cleaner of Production. 127, 20 June 2016, 134-142. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.03.167

Campion, N., Thiel, C.L., Focareta, J., Bilec, M.M. (2016). "Understanding Green Building Design & Healthcare Outcomes: An Evidence Based Design Analysis of an Oncology Unit." ASCE Journal of Architectural Engineering. 04016009. http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)AE.1943-5568.0000217

 

Xu, H., Collinge, W.O., Schaefer, L.A., Landis, A.E., Bilec, M.M., Jones, A.K. (2016). “Towards a Commodity Solution for the Internet of Things.” Elsevier Journal of Computers and Electrical Engineering. 52, Issue C, May 2016, 138-156 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compeleceng.2016.03.009

 

Hottle, T., Luna Agüero, M., Bilec, M.M., Landis, A.E. (2016).  "Alkaline Amendment for the Enhancement of Compost Degradation for Polylactic Acid (PLA) Biopolymer Products.” Compost Science & Utilization. 24(3), 159-173. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1065657X.2015.1102664

Collinge, W.O., DeBlois, J., Landis, A.E., Schaefer, L.A., Bilec, M.M. (2016).  “A hybrid dynamic-empirical building energy modeling approach for an existing campus building.” ASCE Journal of Architectural Engineering. 04015010. http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)AE.1943-5568.0000183

2015  |

Meeks, D.L., Hottle, T.A., Bilec, M.M., Landis, A.E. (2015). “Composted biopolymer use in the real world: Stakeholder interviews to better understand use and disposal in the U.S.” Resources, Conservation & Recycling. 105, Part A, December 2015, 134-142. doi:10.1016/j.resconrec.2015.10.022

Whiston, M., Bilec, M.M., Schaefer, L.A. (2015). “"Influence of the charge double layer on solid oxide fuel cell stack behavior.” Journal of Power Sources. 293, 20 October 2015, 767-777. doi:10.1016/j.jpowsour.2015.05.085

Al-Ghamdi, S., Bilec, M.M. (2015). "Life-Cycle Thinking and the LEED Rating System: Global Perspective on Building Energy Use and Environmental Impacts." Environmental Science & Technology. 49(7) 4048-4056. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/es505938u

 

Campion, N., Thiel, C.L., Copley-Woods, N., Swanzy, L., Landis, A.E., Bilec, M.M. (2015). “Environmental Life-Cycle Impacts of Surgical Material Supply: A Comparative LCA of Disposable Custom Packs.” Journal of Cleaner Production. 94, 1 May 2015, 46–55. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.01.076

 

Hottle, T.A., Bilec, M.M., Brown, N.R., Landis, A.E. (2015). “Toward zero waste: Composting and recycling for sustainable venue based events.” Waste Management. 38, April 2015, 86-94. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wasman.2015.01.019

 

Thiel, C.L., Woods, N., Landis, A.E., Eckelman, M.E., Guido, R., Sherman, J., Bilec, M.M. (2015).  “Environmental Impacts of Surgical Procedures: Life Cycle Assessment of Hysterectomy in the US.” Environmental Science & Technology, 49(3) 1779-1786. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/es504719g

 

Whiston, M., Bilec, M.M., Schaefer, L.A. (2015).  “SOFC Stack Model for Integration into a Hybrid System: Stack Response to Control Variables.” Journal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology. 12(3), 031006, 11 pages, http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.4029877

 

Olinzock, M.A., Saunders, C.L., Collinge, W.O., Landis, A.E., Jones, A.K., Schaefer, L.A., Bilec, M.M. (2015). “Life Cycle Assessment Survey of the Building Community: Summary of Findings from 2011 to 2012.” International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment. 20(3) 318-331,  http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11367-014-0834-y

2014  |

Collinge, W.O., Landis, A.E., Jones, A.K., Schaefer, L.A., Bilec, M.M. (2014). “Productivity metrics in dynamic LCA for whole buildings: using a post-occupancy evaluation to evaluate energy and indoor environmental quality tradeoffs.” Building and the Environment. 82, December 2014, 339-348. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2014.08.032

 

Thiel, C.L., Needy, K.L., Ries, R.J., Hupp, D., Bilec, M.M. (2014). “Building Design and Performance: A Comparative Longitudinal Assessment of a Children's Hospital.” Building and the Environment. 78, August 2014, 130–136.http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2014.04.001

 

Dale, A.T., Bilec, M.M. (2014),” The Regional Energy & Water Supply Scenarios (REWSS) Model, Part I: Framework, Procedure, and Validation.” Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, 7, September 2014, 227-236.http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.seta.2014.02.003

 

Dale, A.T., Bilec, M.M. (2014),” The Regional Energy & Water Supply Scenarios (REWSS) Model, Part II: Case Studies in Pennsylvania and Arizona.” Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, 7, September 2014, 237-246.http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.seta.2014.02.006

 

Banawi, A.A., Bilec, M.M. (2014). “Applying Lean, Green, and Six-Sigma Framework to Improve Exterior Construction Process in Saudi Arabia.” Journal of Construction Engineering and Project Management. 4(2), 12-22. http://dx.doi.org/10.6106/JCEPM.2014.4.2.012

 

Banawi, A.A., Bilec, M.M. (2014). “A Framework to Improve Construction Processes: Integrating Lean, Green, and Six-Sigma.” International Journal of Construction Management, 14(1), 58-71. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15623599.2013.875266

2013  | 

Dale, A.T., Lucena, A.F., Marriott, J., Borba, B.S., Schaeffer, R., Bilec, M.M. (2013). “Modeling Future Life-Cycle Environmental Impacts of Electricity Supplies in Brazil.” Energies, 6(7), 3182-3208. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/en6073182

 

Hottle, T., Bilec, M.M., Landis, A.E. (2013). “Cradle-to-Cradle Sustainability Assessments of Bio-based Polymers.” Polymer Degradation and Stability, 98(9), 1898-1907. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2013.06.016

 

Dale, A.T., Khanna, V., Vidic, R.D., Bilec, M.M. (2013). “Process Based Life-Cycle Assessment of Natural Gas from the Marcellus Shale.” Environmental Science & Technology, 47(10), 5459–5466. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/es304414q

 

Deblois, J., Bilec, M.M., Schaefer, L.A. (2013). “Simulating Home Cooling Load Reductions for a Novel Opaque Roof Solar Chimney Configuration.” Applied Energy, 112, December 2013, 142-151. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2013.05.084

 

Saunders, C.L., Landis, A.E., Mecca, L., Jones, A.K., Schaefer, L.A., Bilec, M.M. (2013). “Analyzing the Practice of Life Cycle Assessment: Focus on the Building Sector.” Journal of Industrial Ecology, 17(5), 777-788.DOI: 10.1111/jiec.12028.

 

Ketchman, K. and Bilec, M.M. (2013). “Quantification of Particulate Matter from Construction Activities using a Life Cycle Approach.” Journal of Construction and Engineering Management, 139(12) A4013007-1 to 10. http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0000776

 

Thiel, C.L., Campion, N., Landis, A.E., Jones, A.K., Schaefer, L.S., Bilec, M.M.(2013). “A Materials Life Cycle Assessment of a Net-Zero Energy Building.” Energies, 6(2), 1125-1141. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/en602112

 

Collinge, W.O., Landis, A.E., Jones, A.K., Schaefer, L.A., Bilec, M.M. (2013). “Indoor Environmental Quality in a Dynamic Life Cycle Assessment for Whole Buildings: Focus on Human Health Chemical Impacts.” Buildings and the Environment, 62, 182-190.http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2013.01.01

 

Shrake, S.O., Bilec, M.M., Landis, A.E. (2013). “The application of a multi-faceted approach to evaluating and improving the life cycle environmental performance of service industries.” Journal of Cleaner Production, 42, 263-276. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2012.10.039

 

Collinge, W.C., Landis, A.E., Jones, A., Schaefer, L., Bilec, M.M. (2013). “A Dynamic Life Cycle Assessment: Framework and Application to an Institutional Building.” International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 18(3), 538-552. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11367-012-0528-2

 

Deblois, J., Bilec, M.M., Schaefer, L.A. (2013) “Design and Zonal Building Information Modeling of a Roof Integrated Solar Chimney.” Renewable Energy, 52(0), 241-250. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2012.10.023

2012  |  

Aktas, C.B., Ryan, K.C., Sweriduk, M., Bilec, M.M. (2012). “Critical Success Factors to Limit Constructability Issues on a Net-Zero Energy Home.” Journal of Green Building, 7(4), 100-115. http://dx.doi.org/10.3992/jgb.7.4.100

 

Xiaobo, X., Collinge, W., Landis, A.E., Bilec, M.M., Shrake, S. (2012).  “Regional Life Cycle Assessment of Soybean Derived Biodiesel for Transportation Fleet.”  Energy Policy, 48, 295-303. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2012.05.025

 

Campion, N., Thiel, C.L., DeBlois, J., Woods, N.C., Landis, A.E., Bilec, M.M. (2012) “Life Cycle Perspectives of Delivering an Infant in the US.” Science of the Total Environment, 425, 191-198. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2012.03.006

 

Rajagopalan, N., Bilec, M.M., Landis, A.E. (2012).  Evaluation of Green Product Labeling Systems with Life Cycle Assessment. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 17(6), 753-763, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11367-012-0416-9

 

Aktas, C.B., Bilec, M.M.  (2012).  “Service Life Predication of Residential Interior Finishes for Life Cycle Assessment.” International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 17 (3), 362-371. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11367-011-0367-6

 

Aktas, C.B., Bilec, M.M. (2012).  “Impact of Lifetime on U.S. Residential Building LCA Results.” International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 17(3), 337-349. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11367-011-0363-x

2011  |

Dale, A., Bilec, M. Marriott, J., Hartley, D., Jurgens, C., Zatcoff, E., (2011). “Preliminary Comparative Life Cycle Impacts of Streetlight Technology.” Journal of Infrastructure Systems, 17 (4), 193-199.

2010  |

Shrake, S., Landis, A.E., Bilec, M.M., Collinge, W., Xiaobo, X., (2010). “A Comparative Analysis of Performance and Cost Metrics Associated with Diesel to Biodiesel Fleet Transition.” Energy Policy, 38(2010), 7451-7456.

 

Rajagopalan, N., Bilec, M.M., Landis, A.E. (2010). "Residential Life Cycle Assessment Modeling: Comparative Case Study of Insulating Concrete Forms and Traditional Building Materials." Journal of Green Building, 5(3), 95-106.

 

Bilec, M. M., Geary, M., Ries, R. J., Needy, K. L., & Cashion, M. (2010). “A method for quantifying the benefits of greening a healthcare facility.” Engineering Management Journal, 22(3), 3-11.

 

Bilec, M. and Ries, R., Matthews, H.S. (2010) “Hybrid Life Cycle Assessment Model for Construction Processes: Methodology, Model, Results, and Comparisons.” Journal of Infrastructure Systems, 16(3), 199-205.

2009   |

Bilec, M., Needy, R., Gokhan, N.M., Ries, R., Horman, M., Phelps, A.F., Enache-Pommer, E., Little, S., McGregor, B., and Sheane, C. (2009). “Analysis of the Design Process of Green Children’s Hospitals: Focus on Process Mapping and Lessons Learned.” Journal of Green Building, (4)1, 121-134

2007   |

Bilec, M. and Ries, R. (2007), “Preliminary Study of Green Design and Project Delivery Method in the Public Sector.” Journal of Green Building, 2(2), 151-160.

 

Bilec, M., Ries, R., and Matthews, H.S. (2007) “Sustainable Development and Green Design – Who is Leading the Green Initiative?” Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, 133(4), 265-269

2006   |

Example of a Hybrid Life Cycle Assessment of Construction Processes

Bilec, M., Ries, R., Matthew, H. S., and Sharrard, A. L.

Journal of Infrastructure Systems, 2006, 12(4), 207-215
 
The Economic Benefits of Green Buildings: A Comprehensive Case Study

Ries, R., Bilec, M., Gokhan, N. M., and Needy, K. L.

The Engineering Economist, 2006, 51(3), 259-295

(Ranked #3 as the most often downloaded article in 2009)