Monica Huang

Monica Huang

Researcher, Carbon Leadership Forum

Monica Huang is a research engineer for the Carbon Leadership Forum at the University of Washington with expertise in environmental life cycle assessment (LCA). Recent research topics include the environmental impact of housing, optimizing tall wood structures, and developing data on the environmental impact of earthquake damage. She was also the lead author for a guide on the use of LCA in design and construction practice. Past research experience includes diverse topics such as astronomy, electronic waste, and sea level rise.  As a graduate student, she developed the Port of Seattle’s first study on the impacts of sea level rise on seaport structures.



Ashtiani, M. Z., Huang, M., Lewis, M. C., Palmeri, J., & Simonen, K. (2024). Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory from Roadway Construction: Case Study for the Washington State Department of Transportation. Transportation Research Record, 0(0). View Publication


Huang, M., Lewis, M., Escarcega, P., Escarcega, E., Torres, M., Waterstrat, H., Kinder-Pyle, I., Simonen, K. (2022). Buy Clean Buy Fair Washington Project: Final Report. Carbon Leadership Forum and Washington State Department of Commerce. View Publication

Benke, B., Lewis, M., Carlisle, S., Huang, M., and Simonen, K. (2022). Developing an Embodied Carbon Policy Reduction Calculator. Carbon Leadership Forum, University of Washington. Seattle, WA. View Publication


Lewis, M., Huang, M., Carlisle, S. Simonen, K. (2021), AIA-CLF Embodied Carbon Toolkit for Architects, Carbon Leadership Forum and AIA National.  View Publication

Lewis, M., Huang, M., Simonen, K. (2021), “Embodied Carbon Toolkit for Building Owners”. Carbon Leadership Forum.  View Publication


Huang, M.; Simonen, K. (2020). Comparative Environmental Analysis Of Seismic Damage In Buildings. Journal Of Structural Engineering, 146(2). View Publication

Rodriguez, Barbara X.; Huang, Monica; Lee, Hyun Woo; Simonen, Kathrina; Ditto, Jim. (2020). Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing And Tenant Improvements Over The Building Lifetime: Estimating Material Quantities And Embodied Carbon For Climate Change Mitigation. Energy And Buildings, 226. View Publication


Rodriguez, Barbara X.; Simonen, Kathrina; Huang, Monica; De Wolf, Catherine. (2019). A Taxonomy For Whole Building Life Cycle Assessment (wblca). Smart And Sustainable Built Environment, 8(3), 190 - 205. View Publication

Pierobon, Francesca; Huang, Monica; Simonen, Kathrina; Ganguly, Indroneil. (2019). Environmental Benefits Of Using Hybrid Clt Structure In Midrise Non-residential Construction: An Lca Based Comparative Case Study In The U.s. Pacific Northwest. Journal Of Building Engineering, 26. View Publication