ESPE 560: Materials & Energy Sustainability

2009-09-23 -

Class Cancelled. 8/10/09 – Maximum Decreased. Restrictions Changed.


63925 (for web registration)




Anthony Sarkis






Fall 2009

Meeting Schedule:

Thursdays 9/3 - 9/17 (8:00AM-10:59AM)
Thursdays 10/1 - 10/8 (8:00AM-10:59AM)
Sat 10/17 - 10/18 (9:00AM-4:29PM)
Thu 11/5 (8:00AM-10:59AM)
Sat 11/14 - 11/15 (9:00AM-4:29PM)
Thu 12/3 (8:00AM-10:59AM)


Competency Areas: RMC – Policy elective; EAO, CB, Cert, EE and IND – Elective
Restricted to ES Students who entered SP 09 and earlier through 8/13; others by written permission of instructor provided to Registrar?s Office via Antioch email. Open to all ES students on 8/14/09.

Individuals, either as a consumer, an employee or someone who lives on the landscape, are learning to become more environmentally responsible and realize true savings through adopting sustainability driven policies and practices. In this course we will examine how the emerging field of materials and energy sustainability can help individuals and organizations to become more effective at reducing their ecological footprint. This course is based on the premise that the material and energy flow throughout one?s home or business is part of a greater life cycle which stretches from raw material extraction through the manufacturing stages and onto consumer and post-consumer stages. We will discuss concepts in the areas of waste reduction, pollution prevention, sustainable energy, environmental management and life cycle analysis to equip participants with the tools they need to understand and potentially reduce environmental impact within the different domains of their lives. Course participants will produce a Capstone Project of an actual organization and document their application of the concepts discussed in class.