Professor, Civil Engineering Department
Associate Director, NH EPSCoR
Senior Faculty Fellow
Kevin Gardner is a Senior Faculty Fellow at the Carsey School of Public Policy, professor of civil engineering, a member of the Environmental Research Group and associate director of the NH EPSCoR program. His work in sustainability has included using the tools of life cycle assessment to evaluate environmental impacts: assessment of biofuels for electricity generation, production of durable goods and base chemicals from waste biomass, and reuse and recycling of post-industrial materials in infrastructure construction. Other work has examined the sustainability of communities: what does sustainability mean from the perspective of a municipality or community? Work has specifically considered the intersection of land use (form of the built environment), infrastructure intensity, transportation behaviors, energy-related health outcomes, and community social capital. He has taught short courses for the business community on using life cycle assessment for competitive advantage and on understanding the changing landscape of supply chain transparency and eco- and social-labeling schemes.