Title: Interim Director
Organization: M. E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management
Architecture/Building Performance and Diagnostics,
Carnegie Mellon University,
Office Address: 311 Rinker Hall
PO Box 115703
Email: email@example.comTelephone: +1 (352) 273-1155
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Life cycle assessment of water use related to buildings; green roofs
Sustainable water use in the built environment; effects of the built environment on watersheds
Transdisciplinary multi-stakeholder decision making frameworks
Primary research work is in improving the environmental performance of buildings and the built environment including environmental life cycle assessment (LCA) in the building domain. Recent water-related research has included monitoring and life cycle assessment of green roof systems and the development of a multi-stakeholder development planning framework.
Bliss D, Neufeld R, Ries RJ, (2009) Impacts of an Extensive Green Roof on Runoff Quality and Quantity, Environmental Engineering Science, Liebert.
Thabrew L, Wiek A, Ries RJ, (2009) Multi-stakeholder Contexts and Environmental Decision Making: Applicability of Life Cycle Assessment in Development Planning and Implementation, Journal of Cleaner Production, 17(1), pp. 67-76, Elsevier.
Kosareo L, Ries RJ, (2007), Comparative Environmental Life Cycle Assessment of Green Roofs. Building and Environment, 42(7), pp. 2606-2613, Elsevier.
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