Journal Publications

The following is the publications of the work team, journal publications sorted by publication year. Also awards, posters and presentations can be found by visiting the links on the side.

Awards Achievements

Posters Presentations



Dancz, C.L.A., Parish, K., Bilec, M.M., Landis, A.E. (2016 accepted). “Assessment of Students' Mastery of Construction Management and Engineering Concepts through Board Game Design.” Accepted Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice.


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.DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.5b05382


Al-Ghamdi, S., Bilec, M.M. (2016 accepted). “Green Building Rating Systems and Whole-Building LCA: A Comparative Study of the Existing Assessment Tools.” Accepted to ASCE Journal of Architectural Engineering.


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.


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, 134-142. doi:


Campion, N.,Thiel, C.L., Focareta, J., Bilec, M.M. (2016 accepted). "Understanding Green Building Design & Healthcare Outcomes: An Evidence Based Design Analysis of an Oncology Unit." Accepted to ASCE Journal of Architectural Engineering.


Xu, H., Collinge, W.O., Schaefer, L.A., Landis, A.E., Bilec, M.M., Jones, A.K. (2016 accepted). “Towards a Commodity Solution for the Internet of Things.” Accepted Elsevier Journal of Computers and Electrical Engineering.


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.


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.





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.


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.


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.


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. DOI: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, doi: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, doi: 10.1007/s11367-014-0834-y




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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.







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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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.







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.


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.


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.


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,


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.


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.






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.






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.






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







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.






Bilec, M., Ries, R., Matthew, H. S., and Sharrard, A. L. (2006). "Example of a Hybrid Life Cycle Assessment of Construction Processes." Journal of Infrastructure Systems, 12(4), 207-215.


Ries, R., Bilec, M., Gokhan, N. M., and Needy, K. L. (2006). "The Economic Benefits of Green Buildings: A Comprehensive Case Study." The Engineering Economist, 51(3), 259-295 (Ranked #3 as the most often downloaded article in 2009)