ESPE 560: Energy & Materials Sustainability

2011-12-02 -

Title Corrected.


81265 (for web registration)




Michael Simpson






Spring 2012

Meeting Schedule:

Sat 1/14 (8:30AM-12:29PM)
Sun 1/15 (8:00AM-10:59AM)
Sat 2/4 (8:30AM-12:29PM)
Sun 2/5 (8:00AM-10:59AM)
Sat 3/3 (8:30AM-12:29PM)
Sun 3/4 (8:00AM-10:59AM)
Sat 3/31 (8:30AM-12:29PM)
Sun 4/1 (8:00AM-10:59AM)
Sat 4/28 (8:30AM-12:29PM)


Competency Areas: Students who entered Fall 2010 and later: RMC-W weekend – Required; ASJS, CB, Cert, EE, SDS, SDCC- Methods or elective.
Restricted to ES students.

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.