Sustainability Education Series - 10. ENVIRONMENTAL / CARBON ACCOUNTING

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Identify opportunities and take action by implementing Environmental /Carbon Accounting as part of your Sustainability Plan. Plans should prioritize actions based on the return on investment for taxpayers and meet energy, water and waste reduction targets. The Sustainability Education Series bears the approval of The U.S. Green Building Council / Green Building Certification Institute. Therefore, these On-line courses in the Sustainability Education series can be used by LEED Professionals towards receiving Continuing Education credits. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a system used to rate buildings, homes and neighbourhoods on their 'green' construction, performance. These courses are self-paced and the user can leave and comeback to your course at anytime, on demand. Customer Support is offered by email.
Suitable for: 1. Managers and Supervisors who will be involved in the implementation process of an organizations' quest for becoming more energy efficient and in planning sustainability and energy saving programs. 2. All employees who need to be provided with information supporting their employers' sustainability initiatives. 3. LEED® professionals who want to earn CEU hours.

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Video/graphics card: nVIDIA GeForce 2, GeForce 4mx, or better; or ATI Radeon 8500, 9250 or better High-speed internet (Cable or DSL) Processor: 800MHz Pentium III or better Memory: 256MB or better Browser: Preferred - Firefox or Chrome with an up-to-date Flash plug-in or Internet Explorer version IE8+ Active Scripting: Enabled (Tools>Internet Options>Security>Custom Level) If you have any access problems, consider using the Mozilla Firefox browser (rather than Internet Explorer, Netscape, or Safari). If you do not have Firefox, you may download it from the Mozilla website.

Course programme

Opportunities can be identified, and action can be taken, by implementing environmental/carbon accounting as part of a sustainability plan. Plans should prioritize actions based on the return on investment for taxpayers and meet energy, water, and waste-reduction targets. An organization’s plan to cut emissions may include making infrastructure improvements, reducing fossil fuel use, and implementing better maintenance practices. This can also be incorporated into procurement plans to help improve the supply chain of products used. Renewable energy systems and energy conservation programs are other initiatives that are included in environmental /carbon accounting plans. At the conclusion of this series and successful completion of the post-module tests, the student will be able to:
 Describe the value, four goals, and key elements of an effective environmental management system (EMS) program. 

 Explain current international standards for environmental management standards, how they have evolved, and their benefits and limitations. 
 Explain implementation of an environmental management system. 

 Discuss the basic elements of environmental accounting, associated eco-efficiency metrics, and the accounting elements of sustainability planning. 

 Describe the steps used in identifying, calculating, and tracking greenhouse gases in relation with the Green House Gas (GHG) protocol.
Module Titles:
 General Environmental Management Systems Guidance
 International Standards
 Environmental Management System Implementation
 Planning for Environmental Accountability
 Tracking Carbon Emissions

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Comments: Concise online sustainability training courses on a variety of different topics - with action steps to actually plan for sustainability, directives to manage waste and what can be recycled, providing accountability for corporations and government agencies. Each training topic is presented in a small group (2-6) of 15-minute modules, meaning it’s easy to fit green e-learning into even the busiest workday schedule.
Contact person: Smita

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