Below is a list of NorthStar’s most recent publications and notable software applications.

Publication

Pelton, R. 2019. Spatial Greenhouse Gas Emissions of US County Corn Production. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 24(1): 12-25.

Bae, S., Lee, S. H., Yoo, S. H., & Kim, T. (2018). Analysis of Drought Intensity and Trends Using the Modified SPEI in South Korea from 1981 to 2010. Water, 10(3), 327.

Dusoruth, V., Peterson, H. P., & Schmitt, J. 2018. Estimating a local food waste baseline. Journal of Food Products Marketing. 24(5), 654-680. https://doi.org/10.1080/10454446.2018.1472698. 

Kim, S., Kim, T., Smith, T., & Suh, K. (2018). Environmental Implications of Eco-Labeling for Rice Farming Systems. Sustainability, 10(4), 1050.

Nam, W. H., Baigorria, G., Hong, E. M., Kim, T., Choi, Y. S., & Feng, S. (2018). The Fingerprint of Climate Change and Urbanization in South Korea. Atmosphere, 9(7), 273.

Reiner, M., Pelton, R., & Fang, A. (2018). Integrating a City’s Existing Infrastructure Vulnerabilities and Carbon Footprint for Achieving City-Wide Sustainability and Resilience Goals. Urban Science, 2(3), 53.

Springer, N. P., & Schmitt, J. 2018. The price of byproducts: Distinguishing co-products from waste using the rectangular choice-of-technologies model. Resources, Conservation and Recycling. 138, 231-237. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2018.07.034

Bringezu, S., Ramaswami, A., Schandl, H., O’Brien, M., Pelton, R. et al. 2017. “Assessing Global Resource Use: A Systems approach to resource efficiency and pollution reduction.” United Nations Environment Programme, International Resource Panel, 1-105.

Nam, W. H., Kim, T., Hong, E. M., & Choi, J. Y. (2017). Regional climate change impacts on irrigation vulnerable season shifts in agricultural water availability for South Korea. Water, 9(10), 735.

Ramaswami, A., Tabory, S., McFarlane, A., Pelton, R. 2017. “Sustainable Urban Transitions in the ASEAN Region: An Infrastructure & Resource Perspective” United Nations Environment Programme, International Resource Panel, 1-127.

Smith, T. M., Goodkind, A. L., Kim, T., Pelton, R. E., Suh, K., & Schmitt, J. (2017). Subnational mobility and consumption-based environmental accounting of US corn in animal protein and ethanol supply chains. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114(38), E7891-E7899.

Chen, L., Pelton, R., Smith, T. 2016. Comparative life cycle assessment of fossil and bio-based polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles. Journal of Cleaner Production. 137:667-676.

Im, S. B., Lee, S. H., Lee, J., & Kim, T. (2016). Contribution of Agricultural infrastructure to rural development in the Republic of Korea. Irrigation and Drainage, 65, 40-47.

Pelton, R., Li, M., Smith, T., Lyon, T. 2016. Optimizing Eco-Efficiency Across the Procurement Portfolio. Environmental Science & Technology, 50(11): 59908-5918

Smith, T., Chen, L., & Pelton, R. (2016). Environmental Assessment of Biorefinery Co-Products.

Nickerson, T.A., Hathaway, B.J., Smith, T.M., Davidson, J.H. 2015. Economic assessment of solar and conventional biomass gasification technologies: Financial and policy implications under feedstock and product gas price uncertainty, Biomass and Bioenergy, Volume 74 (3): 47-57, DOI: 10.1016/j.biombioe.2015.01.002.

Eryilmaz, D. Smith, T.M., Homans, F.R. 2014. Price responsiveness in retail and wholesale markets: Implications for demand response in Midwest electricity markets. Proceedings of the World Congress on Environmental and Resource Economics, Turkey, June 2014.

Pelton, R.E.O., Smith, T.M. 2014. Hotspot Methodologies for Supply Chain Sourcing Applications, Journal of Industrial Ecology, DOI: 10.1111/jiec.12191.

Schmitt, J., Smith, T.M. 2014. Meeting customer and societal demands. Why must supply chains collaborate to combat climate risk? CDP Video Communication, https://www.cdp.net/en-US/pages/cdp-supply-chain- broadcast-2014.aspx.

Smith, T.M.., Mollina Murillo, S.A., and Anderson, B. M. 2014. Implementing sustainability in the global forest sector: Toward the convergence of public and private forest policy. In The Global Forest Sector: Changes, Practices, and Prospects. E. Hansen, R. Panwar, and R. Vlosky (eds.). Taylor & Francis, CRC press, Boca Raton, 237-260.

Smith, T.M., Schmitt, J. 2014. Action Exchange – Going beyond low hanging fruits. In the CDP Global Supply Chain Report 2014, Collaborative Action on Climate Risk, https://www.cdp.net/CDPResults/CDP-Supply-Chain-Report- 2014.pdf: 23.

Fischlein, M., Smith, T. 2013. Revisiting renewable portfolio standard effectiveness: policy design and outcome specification matter, Policy Sciences, Volume 46, No. 3, pp 277-310.

Pickens, R., Smith, T.M. 2013. Material Cycling: A focus on Plastics. Report to Hennepin County, Department of Environmental Services, January, pp. 24.

Schmitt, J., Smith, T.M. 2013. Supply Chain Energy Efficiency: Engaging Small & Medium Entities in Global Production Systems, A joint report of NiSE and Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), http://business.edf.org, August.

Smith, T.M. 2013. Climate change: Corporate sustainability in the supply chain, Feature Article, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 69(3) 43–52.

Pickens, R., Smith, T.M. 2012. Recycling 2.0: Exploring Extended Producer Responsibility for Packaging and Printed Materials, May 2012, http://www.kab.org/site/DocServer/Recycling2.0_Symposium_2012_FINAL _Report.pdf?docID=8081&AddInterest=1001.

Smith, T.M. , Lahd, H., Olson, R. 2012. Identifying Sustainability Performance Drivers, Report to the Sustainability Consortium, Arizona State University, October, pp. 42.

Smith, T.M., Rubenstein, G. 2012. Leveraging Shared Resources to Solve Today’s Sustainability Challenges, Discussion Brief, NorthStar Initiative for Sustainable Enterprise, Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota. Contact authors to obtain a copy of the report.

Suh, K., Smith, T., Linhoff, M. 2012. Leveraging Socially Networked Mobile ICT Platforms for the Last-Mile Delivery Problem, Environmental Science & Technology 46(17): 9481-90.

Fischlein, M., McComas, C., and Smith, T.M. 2011. Developing a blueprint for an energy efficiency asset class, Discussion Paper, NorthStar Initiative for Sustainable Enterprise, Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota. Contact authors to obtain a copy of the report.

McComas, C., Fischlein, M.; Foecke, T.; and Smith, T.M, 2011. Informing an emerging energy efficiency asset class, Discussion Brief, NorthStar Initiative for Sustainable Enterprise, Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota. Contact authors to obtain a copy of the report.

Suh, K., Suh, S., Smith, T. 2011. Implications of corn prices on water footprints of bioethanol, Bioresource Technology 102 (7): 4747-4754.

Smith, T.M. 2011. Sustainability Metrics and Management: From what and why to how. Discussion Brief, NorthStar Initiative for Sustainable Enterprise, Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota. Contact authors to obtain a copy of the report.

Babcock, L., Nickerson, T., Smith, T. 2010. Defining the Drivers for Reuse. Discussion Paper, NorthStar Initiative for Sustainable Enterprise, Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota. Contact authors to obtain a copy of the report.

Edwards, J., Smith, T. 2010. What is a Greener Choice? A functional equivalence method to defining greener products. Discussion Paper, NorthStar Initiative for Sustainable Enterprise, Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota. Contact authors to obtain a copy of the report.

Miller, K., Smith, T. 2010. Toward a typology of tradable mechanisms for environmental services, Discussion Brief, NorthStar Initiative for Sustainable Enterprise, Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota. Contact authors to obtain a copy of the report.

Smith, T.M. 2010. A Selective Primer on Energy Efficiency. Discussion Brief, NorthStar Initiative for Sustainable Enterprise, Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota. Contact authors to obtain a copy of the report.

Smith T. and M. Fischlein. 2010. Rival Private Governance Networks: Competing to define the rules of the game for environmental and social performance, Global Environmental Change 20 (3): 511–522.

Fischlein, M., Smith T.M. and Wilson, E. 2009. Carbon emissions and management scenarios for Consumer-owned utilities. Environmental Science and Policy 12 (7): 778-790.

Molina, S. and Smith, T. 2009. Exploring the use of LCA-based information in corporate communications, International Journal of Life-Cycle Assessment 14(2): 184-194.

Smith, T.M., Bae, Junghan, Miller, Kristell. 2009. Comparative Assessment of the Environmental Implications of a Low Carbon Fuel Policy in the state of Minnesota, MN Department of Commerce. November: pp. 58.

Smith, T.M., Miller, K., Lindenberg, J. 2009. Sustainable Biofuel Standards and Certification. Swords and Ploughshares, Vol. XVII , No. 2: 26-31.

Software

Foods³ (Food System Supply-Chain Sustainability), 2014, Open platform analysis and decision support tool under development. Contact author Taegon Kim for more information.

Supply Chain Sustainability Tool, 2014, Open platform strategic sourcing and procurement tool developed with business intelligence provider Climate Earth and the financial support of the Global Environmental Management Initiative (GEMI) to assess and provide guidance toward sustainable procurement, Co-Chairs: Kraft Foods, FedEx, 3M, Smithfield Farms. Distributed by GEMI.

Trip-Chain, 2014, Android mobile platform application developed with mobile solutions provider MobileAnalytiQ and the financial support of IonE/NiSE corporate sponsors to track real-time mobility of social networks toward distributed last-mile package delivery. Application available through NiSE and only for experimental purposes. Contact Jennifer Schmitt for more information.