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Section 1 
Sustainability Planning
5 Modules

 

The Sustainability Planning series provides detailed guidelines to address how to develop, and then implement, a sustainability plan. While each sustainability plan is developed within the context of the organization’s culture, there are specific steps that will make the plan more effective and successful. This training presents the process and framework for developing a sustainability plan based upon an analysis of an organization’s needs, priorities, and resources. Methods for identifying the appropriate metrics and monitoring systems for a sustainability plan are also outlined. At the conclusion of this series and successful completion of the post-module tests, the student will be able to:

 

  • Discuss the technological advances affecting sustainability and the efforts required to promote sustainability.

  • Identify sustainability planning actions and the connection between sustainability and economics.

  • Discuss the benefits of recycling and the steps required to implement a waste management plan.

  • Describe the process of developing and implementing an energy plan.

 

Module Titles:

  • Sustainability Has a History

  • Planning Policies for Government and Business

  • Introduction to Action Initiatives

  • Waste Streams for Consideration

  • The Plan: Design and Implementation
 
 
       Cost : 100.00 USD

 

 

Section 2
Social Responsibility
4 Modules

 

The modules in this series focus on creating awareness and advancing knowledge on issues regarding ethics and social responsibility. This training introduces a broad range of social responsibility factors that are tied to sustainability and environmental concerns. Environmental issues are tied to the organizational culture and managing risk through an authentic approach to developing and implementing sustainability across all departments, suppliers, and subcontractors. At the conclusion of this series and successful completion of the post-module tests, the student will be able to:

 

  • Define social responsibility and its benefits to those companies who practice social responsibility.

  • Describe transparency as it pertains to the development and implementation of sustainability plans.

  • Identify the different types of renewal energies.

  • Identify steps, which aid in the development of green policies.

 

Module Titles:

  • Definition and Benefits

  • Guidelines for Transparency for Your Stakeholders

  • Basic Training of Renewable Energy

  • Leadership and Administration

 

 

    Cost : $ 100.00 USD

Section 3 
Green Building/ Systems/Materials
5 Modules

 

Green Building / Systems / Materials –

 

The modules in the Green Building, Systems, and Materials series cover the fundamentals of building science and examine a 'whole-building' approach to construction, operations, and maintenance. This provides a healthier environment while also making the building more energy-efficient. The modules in this subject area identify core principles, best practices, regulations, incentives, and fundamentals of the LEED rating systems. Throughout the modules, training participants learn how to develop a basic action plan for implementing green building systems in renovation plans or in building new structures. At the conclusion of this series and successful completion of the post-module tests, the student will be able to:

 

  • Define the terms green building and green renovations.

  • Describe the advantages and examples of energy-efficient systems.

  • Explain the benefits and risks of green construction and how they are assessed.

  • Discuss the reasons behind the “green” evolution in business practices.

 

Module Titles:

  • Green Building and Renovations Defined

  • Energy Efficient Systems

  • Driving Forces for Change

  • Risks and Benefits of Green Construction

  • Green Construction Risk Assessments

 

 

     Cost : 100.00 USD

Section 4 
Green Certifications and Standards
4 Modules

 

The growing green certifications, labels, and standards can be confusing and overwhelming. A green certification is supposed to be an indication that green principles are practiced and that dynamic, ongoing sustainability practices are in place. The modules in the Green Certifications, Labels, and Standards series review techniques for determining legitimacy, credibility, and performance. Industry certifications in building, consumer products, environmental landscaping, fleet management, and lodging/tourism are just some of the areas that are covered within these modules. At the conclusion of this series and successful completion of the post-module tests, the student will be able to:

 

  • Identify LEED® green building certification levels and common green building standards.

  • Identify common energy standards organizations and why energy efficiency audits and certifications are important.

  • Identify the benefits and lessons learned from Certification and Energy Standard case studies.

  • Describe the economic benefits of green building that meets LEED® Gold certification.

 

 

Module Titles:

  • Green Certifications and Standards

  • Energy Ratings and Audits Defined

  • Certifications   and Energy Standards Case Studies

  • Green Building – Adding to the Bottom Line

 

 

 

     Cost : 100.00 USD

Section 5 
Green Supply Chain Management and Sustainable Purchasing Practices

 

Green Supply Chain Management and Sustainable Purchasing Practices -

 

      Green Supply Chain Management        (This topic consist of 4 modules)

     

The modules in the Green Supply Chain Management (GSCM) series cover every stage in manufacturing, from the product design to recycling or disposal. In the government sector, GSCM is critical in procurement programs, award of contracts, and as part of the overall sustainability planning process. The purpose of this of the GSCM modules is to describe the impact of green on supply chain management, demonstrating how green practices can save money, increase efficiency, and reduce delivery time. At the conclusion of this series and successful completion of the post-module tests, the student will be able to:

 

  • Discuss supplier sustainability assessments and life cycle analysis.

  • Explain the environment costs and benefits of GSCM.

  • Explain the four steps that guide decision-making within a company’s plan for GSCM.

  • Discuss the lessons learned from successful materials management case studies.

 

Module Titles:

  • Leadership, Assessment, and Life Cycle Analysis

  • Environmental Costs and Benefits

  • Guiding Your Company’s Plan

  • Success Story

 

      Sustainability Purchasing Practices          (This topic consist of 2 modules)

 

The objective of the Sustainability Purchasing Practices series is to bring together policies, communication tools, process improvements, standards, and reporting mechanisms to help align purchasing practices with values and incorporate these into a sustainable purchasing program.

At the conclusion of this series and successful completion of the post-module tests, the student will be able to:

 

  • Describe the concept of green purchasing and how it is achieved.

  • Explain the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) DfE program.

  • State the benefits of a green purchasing department.

  • Compare the costs associated with older, conventional purchasing methods and green purchasing practices.

 

Module Titles:

  • Concepts in Green Purchasing

  • Involve Your Purchasing Department in Sustainability

 

 

 

 

   

 

 Cost : 100.00 USD

Section 6 
Waste Management
5 Modules

 

The Waste Management series identifies strategic measures for creating or enhancing a comprehensive waste management plan to include understanding waste streams, measuring current/baseline waste generation, completing a facility-wide waste assessment, identifying resources, ensuring compliance with regulations, adopting an integrated waste management program, tracking and monitoring the program, and training/educating employees. At the conclusion of this series and successful completion of the post-module tests, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the evolution of waste management and recycling.

  • Describe the responsibilities involved with transporting and methods for tracking waste materials.

  • Discuss commercial recycling facilities, including commonly recycled materials and environmentally unfriendly recyclable materials.

  • Explain the process for planning and managing facility waste.

  • Describe the collection, handling, and disposal of solid waste.

 

Module Titles:

  • Waste Concepts are a Part of History

  • Tracking and Transporting Waste

  • Solid Waste Principles

  • What Can Be Recycled

  • A Plan To Begin Managing Your Waste

  • Contractual Guidelines are a Must

 

 

 

 

 Cost : 100.00 USD

Section 7 
Transportation Program/ Green Fleet Management

 

Efficient transportation plans significantly impact air quality, land use, and quality of life. The modules in this series provide a review of alternative fuel options, green fleet concepts, and efficient transportation systems, which can result in economic and health benefits. At the conclusion of this series and successful completion of the post-module tests, the student will be able to:

  • Describe common methods used by companies to initiate green fleet management programs and the benefits of these programs.

  • Identify the types of alternative fuels available.

  • Identify the lessons learned from green fleet management case studies.

  • Describe the cost savings for vehicular operators using a green fleet managed program.

 

Module Titles:

  • Introduction to Green Fleet Concepts

  • Alternative Fuels Overview

  • Green Fleet Case Studies