Pitt | Swanson Engineering
Bilec, Melissa Marie
Civil & Environmental Engr
Bilec, Melissa Marie
Faculty
Associate Professor
Office: 153 Benedum
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Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, 2007

M.S. in Civil Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, 1999

B.S. in Civil Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, Magna Cum Laude, 1997

(2012) Carnegie Science Award in the University/Post-Secondary Category, Winner.

(2011) Carnegie Science Award in the University/Post-Secondary Category, Honorable Mention.

(2011) National Academy of Engineering: Nominated and selected to attend Frontiers of Engineering Education.

(2010) Lisa Weiland and Melissa Bilec: Upon completion of the "JC Penny" project in Vandergrift it received a "Top Ten Preservation Opportunities Award" for 2010 from the Young Preservationist Association of Pittsburgh (YPA), and was selected as a feature project by ESW national.

(2009) Provost's Innovation in Excellence Award.

(2007) Best Conference Paper in Sustainability Track: Ries, R., Bilec M., Needy, K. L., and Gokhan, N. M. (2007). "Green Building Construction: Cost/Benefit Analysis of a Precast Manufacturing Plant." 2007 ASCE Construction Research Congress Proceedings, May 6-8.

(2000) Tau Beta Pi.

(2000) Performance Award Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh.

(2000) Chi Epsilon.

(1999) Teaching Assistant of the Year, University of Pittsburgh.

(1998) President's Scholarship.

(1998) Honors Scholarship.

Bilec, M., and Ketchman, K., 2013, "Quantification of Pariculate Matter from Construction Activities using a Life Cycle Approach," Journal of Construction and Engineering Management, Manuscript submitted for publication.

Banawi, A.A., and Bilec, M., 2013, "Applying Lean, Green, and Six-Sigma Framework to Improve Exterior Construction Process in Saudi Arabia," Journal of Construction Engineering and Project Management., Manuscript submitted for publication.

Hottle, T., Bilec, M., and Landis, A.E., 2013, "Cradle-to-Cradle Sustainability Assessments of Bio-based Polymers," To appear in Polymer Degradation and Stability.

Banawi, A.A., and Bilec, M., 2012, "A Framework to Improve Construction Processes: Integrating Lean, Green, and Six-Sigma," International Journal of Construction Management, Manuscript submitted for publication.

Dale, A., Green, O., Shatzer, K., Brigham, J., Landis, A.E., and Bilec, M., 2012, "Preliminary Methods in Optimal Design for Minimal Life-Cycle Impacts of Gasoline Blends," Energy Policy, Manuscript submitted for publication.

Landis, A.E., Antaya, C., Rizzo, P., and Bilec, M., 2012, "Incorporating Sustainability into the Civil Engineering curriculum via cross course collaborations," To appear in 2012 IEEE ISSST, International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology.

"Simulating Home Cooling Load Reductions for a Novel Opaque Roof Solar Chimney Configuration," To appear in Applied Energy.

Antaya, C.L., Rizzo, P., Bilec, M., and Landis, A.E., 2013, "Incorporating Sustainability into the Civil Engineering curriculum via cross course collaborations," 120th ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia.

Collinge, W.C., Landis, A.E., Jones, A., Schaefer, L., and Bilec, M., 2013, "A Dynamic Life Cycle Assessment Approach for Whole Building Evaluation," International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, vol.18, no.3, pp. 538-552.

Collinge, W.O., Landis, A.E., Jones, A.K., Schaefer, L.A., and Bilec, M., 2013, "Integrating Indoor Environmental Quality Metrics in a Dynamic Life Cycle Assessment Framework for Whole Buildings," Buildings and the Environment, vol.62, pp. 182-190.

Dale, A.T., Khanna, V., Vidic, R.D., and Bilec, M.M., 2013, "Process based life-cycle assessment of natural gas from the marcellus shale.," Environmental science & technology, vol.47, no.10, pp. 5459-66.

Saunders, C., Landis, A.E., Mecca, L.P., Jones, A.K., Schaefer, L.A., and Bilec, M., 2013, "Analyzing the Practice of Life Cycle Assessment: Focus on the Building Sector," Journal of Industrial Ecology.

Thiel, C.L., Campion, N., Landis, A.E., Jones, A.K., Schaefer, L.A., and Bilec, M., 2013, "A Materials Life Cycle Assessment of a Net-Zero Energy Building," Energies, vol.6, no.2, pp. 1125-1141.

Aktas, C.B., and Bilec, M., 2012, "Impact of Lifetime on U.S. Residential Building LCA Results," International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, vol.17, no.3, pp. 337-349.

Aktas, C.B., and Bilec, M., 2012, "Service Life Predication of Residential Interior Finishes for Life Cycle Assessment," International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, vol.17, no.3, pp. 362-371.

Aktas, C.B., Ryan, K.C., Sweriduk, M., and Bilec, M., 2012, "Critical Success Factors to Limit Constructability Issues on a Net-Zero Energy Home," Journal of Green Building, vol.7, no.4, pp. 100-115.

Campion, N., Thiel, C.L., DeBlois, J., Woods, N.C., Landis, A.E., and Bilec, M.M., 2012, "Life cycle assessment perspectives on delivering an infant in the US.," The Science of the total environment, vol.425, pp. 191-8.

Collinge, W.O., Landis, A.E., Jones, A.K., Schaefer, L.A., and Bilec, M., 2012, "Integrating Indoor Environmental Quality Metrics in a Dynamic Life Cycle Assessment Framework For Buildings," IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, Boston, Massachusetts.

Deblois, J., Bilec, M., and Schaefer, L.A., 2012, "Design and Zonal Building Information Modeling of a Roof Integrated Solar Chimney," Renewable Energy (online), vol.52, pp. 241-250.

Landis, A.E., Shrake, S.O., and Bilec, M., 2012, "Life Cycle Assessment to assess and improve small service business operations," LCA XII, American Center for Life Cycle Assessment, Tacoma, Washington.

Rajagopalan, N., Bilec, M., and Landis, A.E., 2012, "Evaluation of Green Product Labeling Systems with Life Cycle Assessment," International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, vol.17, no.6, pp. 753-763.

Saunders, C.L., Landis, A.E., Jones, A.K., Schaefer, L.A., and Bilec, M., 2012, "Utilizing Measured Energy Usage to Analyze Design Phase Energy Models," 2012 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, Boston, Massachusetts.

Shrake, S., Thiel, C., Landis, A., and Bilec, M., 2012, "Life Cycle Assessment as a Tool for Improving Service Industry Sustainability," IEEE, Potentials, vol.30, no.1, pp. 10-15.

Shrake, S.O., Bilec, M., and Landis, A.E., 2012, "A multi-faceted approach to evaluating and improving the environmental and economic performance of an engineering service firm," Journal of Cleaner Production, vol.42, pp. 263-276.

Thiel, C.L., Campion, N., DeBlois, J., Woods, N.C., Landis, A.E., and Bilec, M., 2012, "Life Cycle Assessment of Medical Procedures: Vaginal and Cesarean Section Births," 2012 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, Boston, Massachusetts.

Xiaobo, X., Collinge, W., Landis, A.E., Bilec, M., and Shrake, S., 2012, "Regional Life Cycle Assessment of Soybean Derived Biodiesel for Transportation Fleet," Energy Policy, vol.48, pp. 295-303.

Bilec, M., Hendrickson, C., Landis, A.E., and Matthews, H.S., 2011, "Updating the Benchmark Sustainable Engineering Education Report - Trends from 2005 to 2010.," 118th American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Collinge, W., Bilec, M., Landis, A., Jones, A., and Schaefer, L.A., 2011, "Scenario Modeling for Dynamic Life Cycle Assessment of Commercial and Institutional Buildings," Proceedings of LCA-XI, Chicago, IL.

Collinge, W., Liao, L., Xu, H., Saunders, C., Bilec, M., Landis, A., Jones, A.K., and Schaefer, L.A., 2011, "Enabling Dynamic Life Cycle Assessment of Buildings with Wireless Sensor Networks," Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems & Technology (ISSST), Chicago, IL.

Landis, A.E., Bilec, M., Klotz, L., and Pearce, A.R., 2011, "Lessons learned from a Distance Learning Research Methods Course co-taught by Clemson, University of Pittsburgh, and Virginia Tech," 118th American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Sharma, B., Richard, M.J., Bilec, M., Harries, K.A., and Ghavami, K., 2011, "Comparative LCA of Bamboo Portal Frame Construction: an International Undergraduate Research Experience," Philadelphia.

Shrake, S., Landis, A.E., and Bilec, M., 2011, "Greening the Service Industries: A Case Study of the United States Engineering Consulting Firm," 2011 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, Chicago, Illinois.

Shrake, S.O., Landis, A.E., Bilec, M., and Gomes Da Silva, M., 2011, "The Development and Implementation of Life Cycle Assessment courses in Brazilian Universities," LCA XI, American Center for Life Cycle Assessment, Chicago, Illinois.

Stamatakis, N., Osterwood, K., Bilec, M., and Landis, A.E., 2011, "Consumers and Composting: Assessing Willingness to Pay for Composting in a Commercial Setting using Contingent Valuation," LCA XI, American Center for Life Cycle Assessment, Chicago, Illinois.

Thiel, C., Shake, S.O., Campion, N., Bilec, M., Landis, A.E., and Woods, N., 2011, "Applications of Life Cycle Assessment: Sustainable Healthcare," LCA XI, American Center for Life Cycle Assessment, Chicago, Illinois.

Bilec, M., Geary, M., Ries, R.J., Needy, K.L., and Cashion, M., 2010, "A method for quantifying the benefits of greening a healthcare facility," Engineering Management Journal, vol.22, no.3, pp. 3-11.

Bilec, M., Marriott, J., Padilla, M.F., and Snyder, M., 2010, "Market Analysis of Construction Materials with Recommendations for the Future of the Industry."

Bilec, M., Ries, R., and Matthews, H.S., 2010, "Life Cycle Assessment Modeling of Construction Processes for Buildings," Journal of Infrastructure Systems, vol.16, no.3, pp. 199-205.

Aktas, C.B., and Bilec, M., 2010, "Greenhouse Gas Inventory of the University of Pittsburgh."

Dale, A., Bilec, M., Marriott, J., Hartley, D., Jurgens, C., and Zatcoff, E., 2010, "Preliminary Comparative Life Cycle Impacts of Streetlight Technologies," Journal of Infrastructure Systems, vol.17, no.4, pp. 193-199.

Landis, A.E., Bilec, M., Shrake, S.S., Collinge, W., and Xiaobo, X., 2010, "Biodiesel Fuel Feasibility Study."

Rajagopalan, N., Landis, A.E., and Bilec, M., 2010, "Residential Life Cycle Assessment Modeling: Comparative Case Study of Insulating Concrete Forms and Traditional Building Materials," Journal of Green Building, vol.5, no.3, pp. 95-106.

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

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, vol.4, no.1, pp. 121-134.

Landis, A.E., Bilec, M., and Rajgopalan, N.R., 2009, "Life Cycle Assessment for Evaluating Green Products and Materials," US-Japan Workshop on Life Cycle Assessment of Sustainable Infrastructure Materials, Sapporo, Japan.

Marriott, J.M., Bilec, M., Harries, K.A., and Aktas, C.B., 2009, "Pultruded Green Composites."

Rajagopalan, N., Landis, A.E., and Bilec, M., 2009, "Environmental Impacts of Insulating Concrete Forms," 2009 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, Phoenix, Arizona.

Torick, D., Bilec, M., Marriott, J., and Landis, A.E., 2009, "Development and Outcomes of a Design for the Environment Course," 116th American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Austin, Texas.

Landis, A.E., and Bilec, M., 2008, "Analysis, Heuristics, and Uncertainty of Hybrid Life Cycle Assessment: Agriculture and Construction Case Studies," First International Symposium on Life-Cycle Engineering, Lake Como, Italy.

Needy, K., Gokham, N.M., Bilec, M., Ries, R., Horman, M., Phelps, A., Phelps, A., and Pommer, E.E., 2008, "The Use of Process Mapping to Compare Green Children's Hospital Designs," Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Nashville, Tennessee & Vancouver, B.C..

Bilec, M., and Ries, R., 2007, "Preliminary Study of Green Design and Project Delivery Method in the Public Sector," Journal of Green Building, vol.2, no.3, pp. 151-160.

Bilec, M., and Ries, R., 2007, "Preliminary Study of Green Design and Project Delivery Methods in the Public Sector," 2007 ASCE Construction Research Congress, Grand Bahamas Island.

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, vol.133, no.4, pp. 265-269.

Needy, K.L., Gokhan, N.M., Ries, R., and Bilec, M., 2007, "Green Building Metrics: Research Methodology, Results, and Future Directions," Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Nashville, Tennessee.

Ries, R., Bilec, M., Needy, K.L., and Gokhan, N.M., 2007, "Green Building Construction: Cost/Benefit Analysis of a Precast Concrete Manufacturing Plant," 2007 ASCE Construction Research Congress, Grand Bahamas Island.

Sharrard, A.L., Nikithser, A., Matthews, H.S., and Bilec, M., 2007, "The Challenge of Correlating Local Air Monitor Data with Construction Site Activity: A Pittsburgh Case Study," 2007 ASCE Construction Research Congress, Grand Bahamas Island.

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, vol.12, no.4, pp. 207-215.

Ries, R., Bilec, M., Gokhan, N.M., and Needy, K.L., 2006, "The Economic Benefits of Green Buildings: A Comprehensive Case Study. (Ranked #3 as the most often downloaded article in 2009).," The Engineering Economist, vol.51, no.3, pp. 259-295.

Matthews, H.S., Roth, M., Sharrard, A.L., and Bilec, M., 2005, "Economic and Environmental Implications of Construction Energy Use and Generation under New EPA Emission Standards," ASCE 2005 Construction Research Congress, San Diego, California.

Needy, K.L., Ries, R., Gokhan, N.M., Bilec, M., and Rettura, B., 2005, "A Research Protocol for Analyzing the Benefits of Green Building Construction," Industrial Engineering Research Congress, Atlanta, Georgia.

Sharrard, A., Bilec, M., and Ries, R.J., 2005, "Editorial: Green Building Rating Systems and LCA," Journal of Contemporary Wood Engineering, vol.15, no.3, pp. 11-13.

Needy, K.L., Ries, R., Gokhan, N.M., Bilec, M., and Rettura, B., 2004, "Creating a Framework to Examine Benefits of Green Building Construction," American Society for Engineering Management, 25th National Conference, Alexandria, Virginia.

Collinge, W.O., Deblois, J., Sweriduk, M., Landis, A.E., Jones, A.K., Schaefer, L.A., and Bilec, M., "Measuring Whole-Building Performance with Dynamic Life-Cycle Assessment: A Case Study of a Green University Building," International Symposium on LCA and Construction, Nantes, France.

Bilec, M., 2013, "Life Cycle Thinking and the Built Environment," University of Massachusetts - Amherst, Environmental Conservation Symposium,, Amherst, Massachusetts.

Banawi, A.A., and Bilec, M., 2013, "Applying Lean, Green, and Six- Sigma Framework to Improve Exterior Construction Processes in Saudi-Arabia," Poster, Engineering Sustainability 2013, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Collinge, W.O., Landis, A.E., Jones, A.K., Schaefer, L.A., and Bilec, M., 2013, "Synergistic Scenarios for Indoor Health and Productivity in Whole-Building Life Cycle Assessment," International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Copley-Woods, N., Bilec, M., Landis, A.E., Campion, N., and Thiel, C.L., 2013, "Improving Environmental Performance of the Operating Room," CleanMed, Boston, Massachusetts.

Curran, M., Allen, D.T., Bilec, M., and Abraham, M., 2013, "Editor's Roundtable Panel Discussion," International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Dale, A.T., and Bilec, M., 2013, "A Model for Assessing Regional Life-Cycle Environmental Impacts of Future Energy and Water Supply Scenarios," International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Ketchman, K.J., and Bilec, M., 2013, "Quantification of PM10 from Construction Activities Using a Life Cycle Approach," International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Olinzock, M., Landis, A.E., Schaefer, L.A., Jones, A.K., and Bilec, M., 2013, "Results of a National Survey Regarding Whole-Building Life Cycle Assessments Among the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Community," International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Saunders, C.L., Landis, A.E., Schaefer, L.A., Jones, A.K., and Bilec, M., 2013, "Understanding Energy Models Results in the Context of a Building's Lifetime: Focus on a High Performance Building," International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Shrake, S.O., Thiel, C.L., Huddleston, M., Copley-Woods, N., Landis, A.E., and Bilec, M., 2013, "Improving Environmental Performance of the Operating Room," International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Thiel, C.L., Bilec, M., Needy, K.L., and Ries, R.J., 2013, "Green Building Design and Construction: Greening the Indoor Environment," Presentation at Engineering Sustainability 2013, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Thiel, C.L., Campion, N., Landis, A.E., and Bilec, M., 2013, "Net-Zero Energy Building Material Perspective: A Life Cycle Assessment," Poster, Engineering Sustainability 2013, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Bilec, M., 2012, "From Buildings to Healthcare - Understanding and Improving the Complex Systems Using Environmental Life Cycle Assessment," Invited seminar at Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.

Bilec, M., 2012, "Green Buildings: Investment and Payback," Invited Panel Session. Building Sustainable Neighborhoods: Powering Sustainable Development in Allegheny County., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Bilec, M., 2012, "Life Cycle Assessment of Street Lighting," Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers, Cranberry Pennsylvania.

Bilec, M., 2012, "Sustainable Healthcare?," seminar for Green Design Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Bilec, M., and Copley, N.C., 2012, "Life Cycle Analysis of Delivering an Infant in the US," CleanMed, Denver, Colorado.

Bilec, M., and Landis, A.E., 2012, "Going Green: Life Cycle Thinking in Healthcare," Sustainability Grand Rounds, Environmental Sustainability Steering Committee, University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Washington.

Bilec, M., Dale, A.T., and Vidic, R.D., 2012, "A Life-Cycle Approach To Environmental Impacts of Marcellus Shale Gas," 2012 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, Boston, Massachusetts.

Bilec, M., Landis, A.E., Shrake, S.O., Thiel, C.L., and Woods, N.C., 2012, "Life Cycle Assessment in Healthcare: Focus on Hysterectomies," American Center for Life Cycle Assessment, LCA X, Tacoma, Washington.

Aktas, C., and Bilec, M., 2012, "Strategies to Reduce Disparity between Design and Service Lifetimes of Building Products," 4th International Conference on Sustainable Enterprises of the Future, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Collinge, W.O., Deblois, J., Sweriduk, M., Landis, A.E., Jones, A.K., Schaefer, L.A., and Bilec, M., 2012, "Measuring Whole-Building Performance with Dynamic Life-Cycle Assessment: A Case Study of a Green University Building," International Symposium on LCA and Construction, Nantes, France.

Collinge, W.O., Landis, A.E., Jones, A.K., Schaefer, L.A., and Bilec, M., 2012, "Integrating Indoor Environmental Quality Metrics in a Dynamic Life Cycle Assessment Framework For Buildings," 2012 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, Boston, Massachusetts.

Landis, A.E., and Bilec, M., 2012, "Life cycle Thinking in Healthcare and Supply Chain," Mayo's Sustainability Symposium, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.

Landis, A.E., Shrake, S.O., and Bilec, M., 2012, "Life Cycle Assessment to assess and improve small service business operations," American Center for Life Cycle Assessment LCA XII, Tacoma, Washington.

Saunders, C.L., Landis, A.E., Jones, A.K., Schaefer, L.A., and Bilec, M., 2012, "Utilizing Measured Energy Usage to Analyze Design Phase Energy Models," 2012 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, Boston, Massachusetts.

Thiel, C.L., Camion, N., DeBlois, J., Woods, N.C., Landis, A.E., and Bilec, M., 2012, "Life Cycle Assessment of Medical Procedures: Vaginal and Cesarean Section Births," 2012 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, Boston, Massachusetts.

Bilec, M., 2011, "A Life-Cycle Approach To Environmental Impacts of Marcellus Shale Gas," Wesley Eckenfelder Foundation Lecture Series on Mitigating Environmental Effects from Marcellus Shale Gas Drilling Operations, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Bilec, M., 2011, "Our Sustainable Future - Life Cycle Thinking and Quantification," seminar at Chatham University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Bilec, M., Hendrickson, C., Landis, A.E., and Matthews, H.S., 2011, "Updating the Benchmark Sustainable Engineering Education Report - Trends from 2005 to 2010," Presentation, American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Aktas, C., and Bilec, M., 2011, "Evaluating the Lifetime of Building Products and Life Cycle Assessment Results," Presentation Engineering Sustainability 2011, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Aktas, C.B., and Bilec, M., 2011, "Addressing Uncertainty Associated with Lifetime in Building LCA," 2011 The Symposium on Industrial Ecology for Young Professionals (SIEYP II), Berkeley, California.

Aktas, C.B., and Bilec, M., 2011, "Impact of Lifetime Data on Life Cycle Assessment Results: Focus on Residential Buildings and Building Products," 6th International Conference on Industrial Ecology, International Society of Industrial Engineering 2011 Conference, Berkeley, California.

Collinge, W., Bilec, M., and Landis, A.E., 2011, "Spatial Distribution of US Industries and Implications for LCA," Presentation, 6th International Conference on Industrial Ecology, International Society of Industrial Engineering 2011 Conference, Berkeley, California.

Collinge, W.C., Saunders, C., Bilec, M., Landis, A.E., and Jones, A., 2011, "Framework and Data Acquisition for an Automated, Dynamic Building Life Cycle Assessment.," Poster Engineering Sustainability 2011, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Collinge, W.O., Bilec, M., Landis, A.E., Jones, A.K., and Schaefer, L.A., 2011, "Scenario Modeling for Dynamic Life Cycle Assessment of Commercial and Institutional Building," Presentation, American Center for Life Cycle Assessment, Proceedings of LCA XI, Chicago, Illinois.

Collinge, W.O., Liao, L., Xu, H., Saunders, C.L., Bilec, M., Landis, A.E., Jones, A.K., and Schaefer, L.A., 2011, "Enabling Dynamic Life Cycle Assessment of Buildings with Wireless Sensor Networks," Presentation, 2011 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, Chicago, Illinois.

Dale, A., Bilec, M., and Vidic, R., 2011, "Discussions on the Environmental Impacts from the Marcellus Shale," Presentation, 6th International Conference on Industrial Ecology, International Society of Industrial Engineering 2011 Conference, Berkeley, California.

Dale, A., Bilec, M., and Vidic, R.D., 2011, "Preliminary Life Cycle Impacts of Treatment of Marcellus Shale Waters.," Poster Presentation, Engineering Sustainability 2011, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Dale, A., Green, O., Shatzer, K., Bilec, M., Brigham, J., and Landis, A.E., 2011, "Preliminary Methods in Optimal Design for Minimal Life-Cycle Impacts of Gasoline Blends," Poster, 2011 The Symposium on Industrial Ecology for Young Professionals (SIEYP II), Berkeley, California.

Kabala, S., Whitney, M., Kviz, B., and Bilec, M., 2011, "The Pittsburgh Higher Education Climate Consortium: A Partner in Community Climate Action," Presentation, American Association of Sustainability in Higher Education Conference and Expo, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Landis, A.E., Bilec, M., Klotz, L., and Pearce, A.R., 2011, "Lessons learned from a Distance Learning Research Methods Course co-taught by Clemson, University of Pittsburgh, and Virginia Tech," Presentation, American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Osterwood, K., Stamatakis, N., Bilec, M., and Landis, A.E., 2011, "Investigating the Challenges and Potential Solutions for the Implementation of a Compostable Waste Stream for Compostable Biopolymers," Poster, 6th International Conference on Industrial Ecology, International Society of Industrial Engineering 2011 Conference, Berkeley, California.

Rajagopalan, N., Bilec, M., and Landis, A.E., 2011, "Evaluation of Green Product Labeling Systems with Life Cycle Assessment," Poster Presentation, Engineering Sustainability 2011, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Rajagopalan, N., Bilec, M., and Landis, A.E., 2011, "Using an LCA Approach to Evaluate Green Labels," Presentation, 2011 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, Chicago, Illinois.

Shrake, S., and Landis, A.E., 2011, "Greening the Service Industries: A Case Study Hybrid-Based Life Cycle Assessment of a United States Engineering Consulting Firm," Presentation, 6th International Conference on Industrial Ecology, International Society of Industrial Engineering 2011 Conference, Berkeley, California.

Shrake, S., Landis, A.E., and Bilec, M., 2011, "Greening the Service Industries: A Case Study of the United States Engineering Consulting Firm. (Received 2nd place award for best student conference paper.)," Presentation, 2011 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, Chicago, Illinois.

Shrake, S.O., Landis, A.E., Bilec, M., and Gomes Da Silva, M., 2011, "The Development and Implementation of Life Cycle Assessment courses in Brazilian Universities," Presentation, American Center for Life Cycle Assessment, Proceedings of LCA XI, Chicago, Illinois.

Stamataki, N., Osterwood, K., Bilec, M., and Landis, A.E., 2011, "Consumers and Composting: Assessing Willingness to Pay for Composting in a Commercial Setting using Contingent Valuation," Presentation, American Center for Life Cycle Assessment, Proceedings of LCA XI, Chicago, Illinois.

Thiel, C., Bilec, M., and Landis, A., 2011, "Net-Zero Energy Building: A Materials Life Cycle Assessment," NSF CMMI Research and Innovation Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Thiel, C., Campion, N., Bilec, M., Landis, A.E., and Copley-Woods, N., 2011, "Creating Sustainable Surgery: A Trashy Operation," CleanMed 2011 Conference, Phoenix, Arizona.

Thiel, C., Campion, N., Bilec, M., Landis, A.E., and Copley-Woods, N., 2011, "Sustainable Healthcare: Environmental Improvements for the Operating Room through Life Cycle Assessment of Birthing Kits," Poster, Engineering Sustainability 2011, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Thiel, C., Shake, S.O., Campion, N., Bilec, M., Landis, A.E., and Woods, N., 2011, "Applications of Life Cycle Assessment: Sustainable Healthcare," American Center for Life Cycle Assessment, Proceedings of LCA XI, Chicago, Illinois.

Thiel, C.L., Campion, N., Bilec, M., Landis, A.E., and Copley-Woods, N., 2011, "Use of Life Cycle Assessment in Healthcare: A Preliminary Cesarean Section Case Study," Poster, 2011 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, Chicago, Illinois.

Bilec, M., 2010, "Sustainability: Systems, Buildings, and Materials," American Concrete Institute National Convention, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Bilec, M., 2010, "University of Pittsburgh's Greenhouse Gas Inventory," Urban Campuses: Leadership for Energy and Sustainability, Presentation and Panel Discussion, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Bilec, M., Aktas, C., Marriott, J., Padilla, F., and Snyder, M., 2010, "Market and Environmental Analyses of Key Construction Commodities," Proceedings of the Western Pennsylvania Transportation Research Forum of the International Bridge Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Bilec, M., and Aktas, C., 2010, "Case Study: University of Pittsburgh's Inventory and Action Plan," Higher Education Climate Consortium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Bilec, M., Landis, A.E., Matthews, H.S., and Hendrickson, C.T., 2010, "Sustainability in Education and Research," National Civil Engineering Department Heads Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Aktas, C., and Bilec, M., 2010, "Collaboration among higher education institutions for increased sustainability in Pittsburgh," Association for the Advancement for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, Denver, Colorado.

Aktas, C., and Bilec, M., 2010, "Impact of Product Lifetime on Life Cycle Assessment Results," Life Cycle Assessment X, Portland, Oregon.

Aktas, C.B., Bilec, M., Marriott, J., Landis, A.E., and Mutnuri, B., 2010, "Life Cycle Energy Consumption of Pultruded Flax Fiber Composites. (Received award for poster competition.)," 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, Washington, DC.

Aktas, C.B., and Bilec, M., 2010, "Greenhouse Gas Inventory for the University of Pittsburgh," Presentation, Blue, Gold, and Green Sustainability Festival, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Allen-Sandoz, M., and Bilec, M., 2010, "Kingsley Repurposing Station Design," Blue, Gold, and Green Sustainability Festival, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Collinge, W., Bilec, M., and Landis, A.E., 2010, "Regional LCA Profiles for US Industries," Life Cycle Assessment X, Portland, Oregon.

Collinge, W., Bilec, M., Landis, A.E., Shrake, S., and Xiaobo, X., 2010, "Biodiesel Fuel Feasibility Study," Proceedings of the Western Pennsylvania Transportation Research Forum of the International Bridge Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Dale, A., and Bilec, M., 2010, "Life Cycle Environmental Impacts of a LEED Platinum House in New Orleans," Poster, Life Cycle Assessment X, Portland, Oregon.

Rajagopalan, N., Bilec, M., and Landis, A.E., 2010, "Green Product Labeling: Is Life Cycle Assessment a Viable Solution?," Presentation, Life Cycle Assessment X, Portland, Oregon.

Thiel, C., Bilec, M., and Landis, A.E., 2010, "Life Cycle Assessment of Net-Zero Energy Building: Focus on Materials," Life Cycle Assessment X, Portland, Oregon.

Xue, X., Collinge, W., Landis, A.E., Bilec, M., and Shrake, S., 2010, "Regional Life Cycle Assessment of Soybean Derived Biodiesel for Transportation Fleet," Life Cycle Assessment X, Portland, Oregon.

Bilec, M., 2009, "Green Buildings, Green Building Product Labeling and Life Cycle Analysis," Mt. Lebanon's Library's Green Series.

Bilec, M., Rajagopalan, N.R., and Landis, A.E., 2009, "Building Product Labeling: A Comparative Case Study of Insulating Concrete Form versus Traditional Building Materials," First International Congress on Sustainability and Science and Engineering, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Landis, A.E., Bilec, M., and Rajagopalan, N.R., 2009, "Life Cycle Assessment for Evaluating Green Products and Materials," Presentation, US-Japan Workshop on Life Cycle Assessment of Sustainable Infrastructure Materials, Sapporo, Japan.

Landis, A.E., Bilec, M., Shrake, S., and Collinge, W., 2009, "PennDOT Biodiesel Fuel Implementation Study," Proceedings of the Western Pennsylvania Transportation Research Forum of the International Bridge Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Padilla, M.F., Marriott, J., and Bilec, M., 2009, "Economic Forecasts and Environmental Impacts of Highway Construction Commodities," Presentation, Engineering Sustainability 2009: Innovations that Span Borders, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Padilla, M.F., Marriott, J., and Bilec, M., 2009, "Market Analysis of Construction Materials with Recommendations for the Future of the Industry," Proceedings of the Western Pennsylvania Transportation Research Forum of the International Bridge Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Rajagopalan, N., Landis, A.E., and Bilec, M., 2009, "Environmental Impacts of Insulating Concrete Forms," Presentation, 2009 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, Phoenix, Arizona.

Rajagopalan, N.R., Bilec, M., and Landis, A.E., 2009, "A Comparative Life Cycle Assessment of Insulating Concrete Forms with Traditional Residential Wall Sections," Presentation, Life Cycle Assessment IX, Boston, Massachusetts.

Rajagopalan, N.R., Bilec, M., and Landis, A.E., 2009, "Preliminary Life Cycle Assessment of Residential Homes: Focus on Insulating Concrete Forms with Traditional Residential Wall Sections," Presentation, Engineering Sustainability 2009: Innovations that Span Borders, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Shrake, S.O., Landis, A.E., and Bilec, M., 2009, "Impacts Associated with Biodiesel Use in Fleets," Poster Presentation, Engineering Sustainability 2009: Innovations that Span Borders, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Torick, D., Bilec, M., Landis, A.E., and Marriott, J., 2009, "Engineering students learn and apply the triple bottom line through a multi-faceted educational experience: Design for the Environment Course," Poster at Engineering Sustainability 2009: Innovations that Span Borders, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Torick, D., Bilec, M., Marriott, J., and Landis, A.E., 2009, "Development and Outcomes of a Design for the Environment Course," Presentation, 116th American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Austin, Texas.

Bilec, M., 2008, "Beyond Bricks and Mortar - Using Life Cycle Assessment," Green Buildings and Landscape Symposium- Sustainability-Centered Operations, Presentation, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Landis, A.E., Bilec, M., Shrake, S., and Collinge, W., 2008, "Biodiesel Impacts During Fleet Implementation," Presentation, LCA8, Seattle, Washington.

Landis, A.E., Bilec, M., Shrake, S., and Collinge, W., 2008, "PennDOT District 8 Biodiesel Fuel Feasibility Study.," Proceedings of the Western Pennsylvania Transportation Research Forum of the International Bridge Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Landis, A.E., and Bilec, M., 2008, "Analysis, Heuristics, and Uncertainty of Hybrid Life Cycle Assessment: Agriculture and Construction Case Studies," Presentation, First International Symposium on Life-Cycle Engineering, Lake Como, Italy.

Needy, K., Gokham, N.M., Bilec, M., Ries, R., Horman, M., Phelps, A., and Pommer, E.E., 2008, "The Use of Process Mapping to Compare Green Children's Hospital Designs," Industrial Engineering Research Conference Proceedings, Nashville, Tennessee & Vancouver, B.C..

Rajagopalan, N., Bilec, M., and Landis, A.E., 2008, "Preliminary Life Cycle Assessment of Wall Sections: Focus on Insulating Concrete Forms with Traditional Wall Sections," Poster Presentation, Pennsylvania Green Growth Partnership, Hershey, PA.

Bilec, M., and Cook, R., 2007, "Hot Metal Bridge Tour," International Bridge Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Bilec, M., and Ries, R., 2007, "Preliminary Study of Green Design and Project Delivery Methods in the Public Sector," Presentation, 2007 ASCE Construction Research Congress Proceedings, Grand Bahamas Island.

Needy, K.L., Gokhan, N.M., Ries, R., and Bilec, M., 2007, "Green Building Metrics: Research Methodology, Results, and Future Directions," Presentation, Industrial Engineering Research Conference Proceedings, Nashville, Tennessee.

Needy, K.L., Ries, R., Gokhan, N.M., and Bilec, M., 2007, "The Economic Benefits of Green Buildings: A Comprehensive Case Study," Presentation, Engineering Sustainability Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Needy, K.L., Ries, R., Horman, M., Riley, D., Gokhan, N.M., Bilec, M., Phelps, A.F., Manning, R., and Pommer, E.E., 2007, "High Performance Healthcare Facility Lessons for Designing Green Children's Hospitals," Poster Session, Engineering Sustainability Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Ries, R., Bilec, M., Needy, K.L., and Gokhan, N.M., 2007, "Green Building Construction: Cost/Benefit Analysis of a Precast Concrete Manufacturing Plant. (Received Best Paper Award)," Presentation, 2007 ASCE Construction Research Congress Proceedings, Grand Bahamas Island.

Sharrard, A.L., Nikithser, A., Matthews, H.S., and Bilec, M., 2007, "The Challenge of Correlating Local Air Monitor Data with Construction Site Activity: A Pittsburgh Case Study," Presentation, 2007 ASCE Construction Research Congress Proceedings, Grand Bahamas Island.

Bilec, M., 2006, "A Tale of Two Tunnels and One Bridge - The Hot Metal Pedestrian Bridge," Presentation, Western Pennsylvania Trail Symposium, Cranberry, Pennsylvania.

Bilec, M., Sharrard, A.L., Matthews, H.S., and Ries, R., 2006, "Two Hybrid Life Cycle Assessments for Construction," Presentation, InLCA Conference, Washington, DC.

Bilec, M., Sharrard, A., Ries, R., and Matthews, H.S., 2005, "A Hybrid Life Cycle Assessment for Construction Processes," Presentation, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Conference, Baltimore, Maryland.

Bilec, M., Sharrard, A., Ries, R., and Matthews, H.S., 2005, "A Hybrid Life Cycle Discussion of Environmental Impacts of the Construction Process," Presentation, Engineering Sustainability 2005, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Bilec, M., Sharrard, A.L., Matthews, H.S., and Ries, R., 2005, "A Hybrid Life Cycle Assessment for Construction Processes," Presentation, United States Green Building Conference, Greenbuild, Atlanta, Georgia.

Bilec, M., Sharrard, A.L., Ries, R., and Matthews, H.S., 2005, "A Hybrid Life Cycle Discussion of Environmental Impacts of the Construction Process," Poster Session, International Society of Industrial Ecology Conference, Stockholm, Sweden.

Matthews, H.S., Roth, M., Sharrard, A.L., and Bilec, M., 2005, "Economic and Environmental Implications of Construction Energy Use and Generation under New EPA Emission Standards," ASCE 2005 Construction Research Congress Proceedings, San Diego, California.

Needy, K.L., Ries, R., Gokhan, N.M., Bilec, M., and Rettura, B., 2005, "A Research Protocol for Analyzing the Benefits of Green Building Construction," Industrial Engineering Research Congress Proceedings, Atlanta, Georgia.

Ries, R., Needy, K.L., Bilec, M., Gokhan, N.M., and Rettura, B., 2005, "Benefits of Green Construction," Poster Session, Engineering Sustainability 2005, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Sharrard, A.L., Bilec, M., Roth, M., Matthews, H.S., and Ries, R., 2005, "Economic and Environmental Impacts of Construction Sites: On-Site Energy and Electricity Consumption," Poster Session, Engineering Sustainability 2005, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Needy, K.L., Ries, R., Gokhan, N.M., Bilec, M., and Rettura, B., 2004, "Creating a Framework to Examine Benefits of Green Building Construction," Proceedings of American Society for Engineering Management, 25th National Conference, Alexandria, Virginia.

Ries, R., Needy, K.L., Bilec, M., Gokhan, N.M., and Rettura, B., 2004, "Creating a Framework to Examine Benefits of Green Building Features," Poster Session, Greenbuild Conference, Portland, Oregon.