Arpad Horvath

Arpad Horvath's research focuses on life-cycle environmental and economic assessment of products, processes, and services, particularly answering important questions posed about civil infrastructure systems and the built environment. He has conducted studies on the environmental implications of various products, processes and services, in particular, buildings, concrete and other construction materials, transportation systems, food chain, water and wastewater systems, pavements, and biofuels.

Arpad Horvath is an author of 125+ peer-reviewed articles in the top journals.

Arpad Horvath is a member of the National Academy of Construction, recipient of the International Society for Industrial Ecology’s Laudise Prize, the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize, the UC Berkeley Chancellor's Sustainability Award, and the Excellence in Review Award from Environmental Science & Technology. Three of his papers have been voted into the top three papers in Environmental Science & Technology in 2008, 2011, and 2012.


Mitigating Exposure and Climate Change Impacts from Transportation Projects: Environmental Justice-Centered Decision-Support Framework and Tool - Press release

In the media:

INFEWS Publications:

Qin, Y. and Horvath, A. (2022), “What Contributes More to Life-cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Farm Produce: Production, Transportation, Packaging, or Food Loss?” Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 176, 105945, January,

Dorr, E., Goldstein, B. P., Horvath, A., Aubry, C. and Gabrielle, B. (2021), “Environmental Impacts and Resource Use of Urban Agriculture: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.” Environmental Research Letters, 16(9), 093002,

Qin, Y. and Horvath, A. (2021), “Contribution of Food Loss to Greenhouse Gas Assessment of High-Value Agricultural Produce: California Production, U.S. Consumption.” Environmental Research Letters, 16(1), 014024,  

Memarzadeh, M., Moura, S. and Horvath, A. (2020), “Multi-Agent Management of Integrated Food-Energy-Water Systems Using Stochastic Games: From Nash Equilibrium to the Social Optimum.”  Environmental Research Letters, 15(9), 0940a4,

Qin, Y. and Horvath, A. (2020), “Use of alternative water sources in irrigation: potential scales, costs, and environmental impacts in California.” Environmental Research Communications, 2(5), 055003,

Bell, E. and Horvath, A. (2020), “Modeling the Carbon Footprint of Fresh Produce: Effects of Transportation, Localness, and Seasonality on U.S. Orange Markets.” Environmental Research Letters, 15(3), 034040,

Memarzadeh, M., Moura, S. and Horvath, A. (2019), “Optimizing Dynamics of Integrated Food-Energy-Water Systems under the Risk of Climate Change.”  Environmental Research Letters, 14(7), 074010,