Associate Professor of Civil Engineering
Research Team Website
Areas of Interest:
Decision making for sustainability in the built environment
Gender and sustainability in engineering
Systems thinking for sustainability
Sustainable energy innovation
B.S., Civil Engineering, 2000, Lafayette College
M.S., Construction Engineering, 2005, University of Washington
Ph.D., Architectural Engineering , 2008, Penn State
Classes typically taught:
Sustainable Energy Innovation
LEED Accredited Professional
Valdes, R.* and Klotz, L. (2012). “Social sustainability considerations during planning and design: A framework of processes for construction projects.” American Society of Civil Engineers Journal of Construction Engineering and Management. http://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/%28ASCE%29CO.1943-7862.0000566
Blizzard, J.* and Klotz, L. (2012). “A framework for sustainable whole systems design.” Design Studies. 33(5): 456-479.
Klotz, L., Mack, D.**, Klapthor, B.**, Tunstall, C.** and Harrison, J.* (2010). “Unintended Anchors: Building Rating Systems and Energy Performance Goals for U.S. Buildings.” Energy Policy. 38 (7): 3557-3566..
Harrison, J.* and Klotz, L. (2010). “Women as Sustainability Leaders in Engineering: Evidence from Industry and Academia in the U.S.” International Journal of Engineering Education. 26 (3), 1–8
Klotz, L. and Horman, M. (2010). “Counterfactual Analysis of Sustainable Project Delivery Processes.” American Society of Civil Engineers Journal of Construction Engineering and Management. 136 (5), 595-605.
(* indicates graduate student, ** indicates undergraduate)
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