ESPE 560: Materials & Energy Sustainability

2011-01-05 -

Maximum Increased. 12/2/2010 – Faculty added, times corrected.


73814 (for web registration)




Anthony Sarkis
Peter Cooke






Spring 2011

Meeting Schedule:

Sat 1/15 (1:30PM-5:29PM)
Sun 1/16 (12:00PM-2:59PM)
Sat 2/5 (1:30PM-5:29PM)
Sun 2/6 (12:00PM-2:59PM)
Sat 3/5 (1:30PM-5:29PM)
Sun 3/6 (12:00PM-2:59PM)
Sat 4/2 (1:30PM-5:29PM)
Sun 4/3 (12:00PM-2:59PM)
Sat 4/30 (1:30PM-5:29PM)


Competency Areas Spring 2010 and earlier: RMC – Policy elective; EAO, CB, Cert, EE and IND – Elective
Competency Areas Fall 2010: RMC-W weekend – Required; ASJS, CB, Cert, EE, SDS, SDCC- Methods or elective
Restricted to RMC-W weekend, RMC and SDCC students from December 7 – 14; open to all ES students on December 15; others by written permission of ES MS program director sent to Registrar’s office via Antioch email.

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 Cap Stone Project of an actual organization and document their application of the concepts discussed in class.