Academic Staff Profiles

Dr. H.P. Karunathilake

Research Interests: 

Publications : 

Journal Articles:

  1. Karunathilake, H., Hewage, K., Mérida, W., & Sadiq, R. (2019). Renewable energy selection for net-zero energy communities: Life cycle based decision making under uncertainty. Renewable Energy (Impact factor: 4.981 | Elsevier), 130, 558–573. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2018.06.086
  2. Gamalath, I., Hewage, K., Ruparathna, R., Karunathilake, H., Prabatha, T., & Sadiq, R. (2018). Energy rating system for climate conscious operation of multi-unit residential buildings. Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy (Impact factor: 3.331 | Springer). http://doi.org/10.1007/s10098-018-1510-x
  3. Muthukumarana, T. T., Karunathilake, H. P., Punchihewa, H. K. G., Manthilake, M. M. I. D., & Hewage, K. N. (2018). Life cycle environmental impacts of the apparel industry in Sri Lanka: Analysis of the energy sources. Journal of Cleaner Production (Impact factor: 6.352 | Elsevier), 172, 1346–1357. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.10.261
  4. Karunathilake, H., Hewage, K., & Sadiq, R. (2017). Opportunities and challenges in energy demand reduction for Canadian residential sector: A review. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (Impact factor: 10.093| Elsevier), (February), 0–1. doi: 10.1016/j.rser.2017.07.021
  5. Ruparathna, R., Hewage, K., Karunathilake, H., Dyck, R., Idris, A., Culver, K., & Sadiq, R. (2017). Climate conscious regional planning for fast-growing communities. Journal of Cleaner Production (Impact factor: 6.352| Elsevier), 165, 81–92. doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.07.092
  6. Karunathilake, H., Perera, P., Ruparathna, R. Sadiq, S., Hewage, K. (2016) Renewable energy integration into community energy systems: A case study of new urban development, Journal of Cleaner Production (Impact factor: 6.352| Elsevier), doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.10.067

Book Chapters

  1. Karunathilake, H.,Prabatha, T., Khan, S., Hewage, K., & Sadiq, R.  (2019) Energy Use in Water Distribution Systems: A Life Cycle Thinking Perspective in Encyclopedia of Water: Science, Technology, and Society, Wiley (Accepted - Expected publication in 2019)

Conference Articles:

  1. Karunathilake, H., Prabatha, T., Hewage, K., & Sadiq, R. (2019). Costs of Green Residences in Canada: An Economic and Environmental Analysis of Developing Renewable Powered Building Clusters. In CSCE Construction Specialty Conference 2019. Montreal (Accepted).
  2. Prabatha, T., Karunathilake, H., Ruparathna, R., Hewage, K., & Sadiq, R. (2019). Developing a Building Energy and Health Conditions Monitoring Mandate for Canadian Building Sector. In CSCE Construction Specialty Conference 2019. Montreal (Accepted).
  3. Karunathilake, H., Hewage, K., & Sadiq, R. (2018). Mitigating risks and overcoming barriers in Canadian renewable energy projects: A partnering approach​​​​. In 1st International Conference on New Horizons in Green Civil Engineering (NHICE-01) 2018. Victoria.
  4. Karunathilake, H., Hewage, K., & Sadiq, R. (2017). Renewable energy technology selection for community energy systems: A case study for British Columbia. In CSCE Annual General Conference 2017. Vancouver
  5. Karunathilake, H., Hewage, K., & Sadiq, R. (2016). A life cycle perspective of municipal solid waste: Human health risk-energy nexus. In 7th International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment 2016. Kandy.
  6. Hasangika, W. A. S., Jaanuvi, S., Karunathilake, H. P., Manthilake, M. M. I. D., Rathnasiri, P. G., & Sugathapala, A. G. T. (2015). Potential of plug flow digesters for biogas production in the Sri Lankan domestic context. In 2015 Moratuwa Engineering Research Conference (MERCon) (pp. 188–193). IEEE. http://doi.org/10.1109/MERCon.2015.7112343

Technical Reports:

  1. Karunathilake, H., Ruparathna, R., Hewage, K., & Sadiq, R.(2018), Mitacs Accelerate Project: UBCO FortisBC collaborative research partnership – Final report on rehabilitation options analysis for dewatering systems in hydro power generation facilities, Submitted to FortisBC, on June 20, 2018.
  2. Ruparathna, R., Karunathilake, H., Hewage, K., & Sadiq, R.(2017), Mitacs Accelerate Project: UBCO FortisBC collaborative research partnership – 1st progress report on rehabilitation options analysis for dewatering systems in hydro power generation facilities, Submitted to FortisBC, on November 29, 2017.
  3. Hager, J., Carneiro, B., Prabatha, T., Ruparathna, R., Karunathilake, H., Hewage, K., & Sadiq, R.(2017), Eco-efficiency Assessment Framework for Small Off-grid Renewable Energy Systems – Final Report, Submitted to Silver Lake Forest Education Society and Stantec, on October 10, 2017.
  4. Hewage K., Gamalath I., Ruparathna R., & Karunathilake H. (2016), Energy performance improvement of multi-family residential buildings in British Columbia, Submitted to the Pacific Institute of Climate Solutions (PICS), on August 8, 2016.
    1. Hewage, K.N., Sadiq, R., Shrestha, G., Ruparathna, R., Karunathilake, H., Perera, P., Saleem, M., & Rana, A.  (2016). Sustainable Water-Energy Nexus for Urban Neighbourhood Development (UND) – 1st Report (Year 3), A report submitted to the District of Peachland, Focus Engineering Inc., New Monaco Development, Urban systems Inc., and Fortis BC., on November 2016.
    2. Dyck, R.,Karunathilake, H., Rana, A., Asif, T.H.,Hewage, K., & Sadiq, R.(2017), Risk Management of Disinfection Byproducts and Life Cycle Assessment for a Model Aquatic Centre – LCA Data Collection and Modeling Progress Report, Submitted to AME Consulting Group, DB Perks, Acton Ostry Architects Inc. MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects, Healthy Buildings IEQ (Kelowna), & Waterplay (Kelowna), on October 11, 2016.
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