How to Quantify Sustainable Practices in Business and Manufacturing
This course is designed to survey the various sustainability tools currently available to evaluate business performance. We will concentrate on the triple bottom line views of sustainability. Emphasis will be on data-driven approaches to life cycle assessment, environmental product declarations, ISO standards, and green construction. Special sessions will review the business drivers and market pull for sustainable products and practices. We will focus on U.S. Green Building Council LEED requirements as well as the expectations of retailers for environmental information with regard to consumer packaged goods.