In the coming era, environmental friendliness of business' and organisation would give them a huge boost in managing customer expectations. Business are also required their local councils to reduce improve their environmental impact. In the wake of Kyoto Protocol, many business' have been asked to upgrade their "Green" credentials. This course will be your first step towards managing your eco-sustainability.
This course covers all the concepts and actionable steps that will help you make your organisation green, sustainable and environmental friendly. Your organisation could be your office, your school or even your own household.
In the past decades, the field of Quality assurance improved substantially. This was followed by the rise in standards of health and safety at workplace. Workplaces now employ people in both these fields. Similarly in the present era, environmental sustainability is an up and coming field. Many business already have people managing their green credentials full time. Many jobs in this area will open up in the future as well.
The course will cover the most important aspects of sustainability. Sometimes because of lack of awareness, our efforts are more driven towards measures that have little or no impact on the health of the planet. This course will focus on the measures that will make a difference to the planet over the long run.
It should be noted that sustainability is not just following work instruction but an attitude. If the points on the course are given due light they can be life changing. This course will run through all the actions that you can take to make a positive impact on the planet and not just switching the lights off
We will empower you with knowledge that is effective and impactful.
In this lecture the course "How to make your organization Environmentally friendly" is introduced. The course content have been listed.
The lecture on the "Oil Age" is an eye opener. This lecture emphasizes how the modern world is based on the edifice of oil. Fossil fuels today not only provide us with transport but are also responsible for the food the we eat, the products that we use and consume and the energy (electricity and heat) that we utilize.
Our negative environmental impact due to our actions and activities needs to be understood. This lecture explores what activities are the most harmful and which activities are over emphasised.
Two important gauges to measure our environmental impact are Ecologial footprint and Carbon footprint. The spectrum of these indices is very wide. They can be used on an individual scale or for a household, organization, region and can be scaled up to global level.
Sustainability is a mindset. It is an approach and a lifestyle. This lecture explores how sustainability mindset be achieved.
Greeen house gases can be categorized into scope 1, scope 2 and scope 3 emissions. Once the emission scopes have been identified, an organization can prioritise actions to curb them
In this lecture actionable steps have been mentioned that can be taken to reduce GHG emissions.
In this lecture renewable energy technology is explored. There are certain technologies within Renewable Energy portfolio that are more effective than the other. This lecture looks at what technologies are more suitable at macro level and what technologies are suitable at micro level
In this lecture, all the major points from the course have been concluded
I graduated as a Mechanical Engineer in 2001 and since then have had a split career. I have worked both in the industry and taught in the academia. This has helped me marry the practicality of work place to the thoroughness of academic study.
I enrolled as a PhD student in 2004 (Edinburgh, UK) and completed my doctorate in 2007 in Renewable Energy (Solar Thermal)
Since then I have in my spare time conducted numerous workshops on Renewable Energy and have been an instructor for Engineers without Borders. I have taught budding Engineers both at college and University. I am a published author of two books.
Teaching is my passion alongside solving engineering challenges that can make a difference to humanity