Daniel Handeen is a Research Fellow at the Center of Sustainable Building Research in the College of Design at the University of Minnesota. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN, and a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Minnesota. His work focuses primarily on developing tools for the life cycle assessment of building materials and assemblies, including the Athena EcoCalculator, the Green Globes EcoCalculator, and for the Minnesota Sustainable Housing Initiative web site. Additionally, he acts as the assistant project manager for the University of Minnesota's Solar Decathlon competition entry. He has consulted on alternative energy system selection and sizing, as well as sustainable material and product selection for residential projects. He consults on institutional sustainability initiatives, and assists in community-focused sustainable design processes. His research experience includes glazing and awning efficiency comparisons, and comparative energy modeling.