joining the University of Massachusetts, Mr. Fisette owned and operated a general contracting business and was senior editor with Progressive Builder Magazine, covering technical information and innovations of interest to residential building firms. He was a member of the National Research Council’s (NRC’s) Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment (BICE) for 6 years, served on the Committee to Evaluate the Health and Productivity Benefits of Green Schools and the Committee to Review and Assess the Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing Program, and he currently serves on a National Academies expert panel to evaluate energy efficiency and sustainability standards used by the Department of Defense for its portfolio of 500,000 buildings and facilities. He is contributing editor with The Journal of Light Construction and a member of the National Institute of Building Science, and has served on a variety of editorial and professional advisory boards. His current projects include the performance and durability of building systems, energy-efficient construction, and sustainable development and resource efficiency.
CHRIS HENDRICKSON is the Duquesne Light Company University Professor of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University and co-director of the Green Design Institute and editor-in-chief of Journal of Transportation Engineering of the American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE). He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2011 “for leadership and contributions in transportation and green design engineering.” His research, teaching, and consulting are in the general area of engineering planning and management, including design for the environment, project management, transportation systems, finance, and computer applications. Current research projects include life-cycle assessment methods (especially based on economic input/output tables such as eiolca.net), assessment of alternative construction materials, economic and environmental implications of Ecommerce, product takeback planning, and infrastructure for alternative fuels. He has co-authored three textbooks, Environmental Life Cycle Assessment of Goods and Services: An Input-Output Approach (2005), Project Management for Construction (1989), and Transportation Investment and Pricing Principles (1984), and two monographs, Knowledge Based Process Planning for Construction and Manufacturing (1989) and Concurrent Computer Integrated Building Design (1994). In addition, he has published numerous articles in the professional literature. Mr. Hendrickson is a distinguished member of ASCE, an emeritus member of the Transportation Research Board, and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has been the recipient of the 2002 ASCE Turner Lecture Award, the 2002 Fenves Systems Research Award, the 1994 Frank M. Masters Transportation Engineering Award, the Outstanding Professor of the Year Award of the ASCE Pittsburgh Section (1990), the ASCE Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Award (1989), the Benjamin Richard Teare Teaching Award (1987), and a Rhodes Scholarship (1973).
ROSALIE RUEGG is the managing director of TIA Consulting, Inc., a firm that assembles, directs, and participates in research teams to conduct impact and process evaluations of science and technology investments. Ms. Ruegg has more than 35 years of evaluative experience working with scientists, engineers, and company leaders. Prior positions include serving as director of the Economic Assessment Office of the Advanced Technology Program; senior economist in the Applied Mathematics Laboratory of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); and financial economist with the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. Her publications include a chapter in Handbook on the Theory and Practice of Program Evaluation (2012); “New Benefit-Cost Methodology for Evaluating Renewable and Energy Efficient Programs of the U.S. Department of Energy,” Environmental Economics and Investment Assessment (2010); “Tracing from Applied Research Programs to Downstream Innovations” in Research Evaluation (2011); A Toolkit for Evaluating Public R&D Investment (2003); Quantitative Methods of