Considering Energy, Water, and Structural Resilience of Buildings in a Life Cycle Assessment Framework

Vaclav Hasik

University of Pittsburgh

Vaclav is a 3rd year PhD student at the University of Pittsburgh, working in the area of sustainable and resilient buildings. Vaclav is passionate about improving the way we design buildings and is interested in understanding the effects of design decisions on the environment and human well-being.


Environmental damage, pollution and resource depletion resulting from the construction and operation of buildings have led to decades long developments in sustainable architecture. Threats of natural hazards and more recently... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Vaclav Hasik (University of Pittsburgh)
  2. Jaskanwal Chhabra (Penn State)
  3. Gordon Warn (Penn State)
  4. Melissa M. Bilec (University of Pittsburgh)

Topic Areas

• Sustainability and resilience metrics , • Advances in methods (e.g., life cycle assessment, social impact assessment, resilience a , • Decision support methods and tools


ThS-1 » Systems Approaches in Industrial Ecology (08:30 - Thursday, 29th June, Room D)

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