Xavier Leadership Center’s Sustainability Certificate is delivered over three semesters in partnership with Xavier University’s William College of Business. The certificate includes:
Building Green, LEED and Beyond – meets once each week for five weeks. You’ll get a lively introduction to the characteristics of a green building and how organizations can meet sustainability goals through adjustments in their physical environment. Teams will examine the paths to achieving a green building certification, analyze a practical application of the process, and present their findings to the group. You’ll develop an owner’s project requirements summary and crunch the numbers to calculate the life cycle assessment impact of a building designed for sustainability.
Energy Management – Energy is a significant cost at your home, your business and a significant cost on the environment. It is debated at the kitchen table and in the halls of state and national capitols throughout the world. In this program, learn how to successfully manage your energy spend, energy efficiency/renewable energy improvements and about regulatory decisions made at the utility, state, and federal level that impact the way you consume energy.
In this course participants will analyze energy policy, energy markets, current energy portfolio, and tools/ technologies to reduce energy costs. The course will focus on the US, PJM and Ohio electricity markets with discussion on the natural gas market.
Weekly classes will focus on issues driving the energy discussion in Ohio and in the country.
Major topics to be discussed include: energy sources – traditional vs renewable, energy storage, energy purchasing, energy efficiency, energy regulations and regulating bodies, and climate change. Energy Policy and Management will meet once a week for five weeks.
Technical Concepts in Sustainability – This course will provide participants with a basic understanding of the physical, life and engineering sciences of sustainability to include human and environmental risk assessment, fate and biodegradation, genetic engineering, atmospheric and oceanic chemistry, biodiversity, landfill and wastewater treatment design, climate science, renewable energy and materials technology, and technical components of a corporate sustainability report.
For more information or to register, contact Carol Turchick. firstname.lastname@example.org or 513-745-2936.
Click here to download a PDF program brochure including an overview, benefits, facilitator information and other program details.
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