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Name: Ries, Robert
Title: Interim Director
Organization: M. E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management
Education: Ph.D., Architecture/Building Performance and Diagnostics, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, 1999
Office Address: 311 Rinker Hall PO Box 115703 Gainesville, FL 32611-5703
Email: rries@ufl.edu
Telephone: +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. Relevant publications: 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.