“Life Cycle Models for Engineering Sustainable Buildings, Transportation, and Infrastructure Systems”
Gregory Keoleian co-founded and serves as co-director of the Center for Sustainable Systems at the University of Michigan. His research focuses on the development and application of life cycle models and metrics to enhance the sustainability of products and technology. He has pioneered new methods in life cycle design, life cycle optimization of product replacement, life cycle cost analysis, and life cycle-based sustainability assessments ranging from energy analysis and carbon footprints to social indicators. He has studied such systems as alternative vehicle technology, renewable energy systems (photovoltaics and willow biomass electricity), buildings and infrastructure, information technology, food and agricultural systems, household appliances, and packaging alternatives.