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Senior Certified Sustainability Professional (SUS-SCSP-01)


Course Description

Our certified sustainability professional training equips students with the knowledge and skills they need to pursue a career in the rapidly growing field of sustainability. Energy availability is a global concern. Sustainability ensures ample supplies of energy to meet our needs today and in the future. Sustainability is a complex subject, involving science, technology, economics, politics, the environment, national security, and many other factors.

Certified sustainability professional training exposes you to the financially, environmentally, and socially responsible objectives and tactics used by sustainability professionals to achieve measurable results. You'll also learn methods for implementing "green" technologies and practices.

Sustainability Professional Certification Overview
Over the course of your training you will come to understand why businesses need to be more environmentally responsible and how doing so can help them be more successful over the long run. International standards, including ISO 26000, are given detailed attention. The course also covers ISO 9000 and ISO 14000. You'll also be exposed to traditional methods including Six Sigma, lean, and operations research to improve processes, reduce waste, and make better social and environmental decisions that are based on key financial, social, and environmental performance indicators.
Upon completion of this course, you'll have the knowledge needed to form informed opinions on the future of energy and its economic, health and environmental impact.

Upon successful completion of your sustainability professional training, you will be able to:
• Comprehend the core elements of energy production
• Identify various sources of energy and the features of each
• Identify methods of energy production for electricity and travel
• Comprehend the elements of smart energy consumption
• Identify key components of environmental management and leadership


I. Sustainability Professional Module 1 Understanding Energy
a. We Need Energy
b. Primary and Secondary energy
c. Energy and First Law of Thermodynamics
d. Entropy and Second Law of Thermodynamics
e. Energy Sources We Use
f. Oil and Natural Gas
g. Properties of Hydrocarbons
h. Oil Fields
i. Coal: Fossil Fuel of the Future
j. Classification of Coals
k. Coal Combustion for Power Generation
l. Coal-to-Liquid Technologies
m. Fossil Fuels and Greenhouse Effect
n. Weather and Climate
o. Anthropogenic Emissions
p. Kyoto Protocol
II. Sustainability Professional Module 2 Energy Options
a. Hydropower
b. Dams and Diversions
c. Small-Scale Hydropower
d. Energy from the Ocean
e. Marine Current Energy
f. Osmotic Energy
g. Producing Biomass
h. Direct Combustion Technologies
i. Biomass and the Environmental Impact
j. Biofuels
k. Solar Energy
l. Thermal Solar Energy
m. Concentrated Solar Power Plants
n. Photovoltaic Systems
o. Geothermal Energy
p. Wind Energy
III. Sustainability Professional Module 3 Electricity & Transportation
a. Nuclear Energy
b. Uses of Nuclear Energy
c. Thermonuclear Energy
d. Electricity: Smart Use of Energy
e. Energy Sources for Electricity Production
f. From Mechanical Energy to Consumer
g. Energy Storage
h. Weak Points of Energy Supply Chain
i. Large-Quantity Storage Technologies
j. Thermal Energy Storage
k. Underground Energy Storage
l. History of Transportation
m. Energy and Transportation
n. CO2 Emissions
o. Hybrid & Electric Vehicles
IV. Sustainability Professional Module 4 Smart Energy Consumption
a. Toward More Efficient Housing
b. Different Regions, Different Solutions
c. Bioclimatic Architecture
d. Energy Use in a Household
e. Improving the Way We Consume Energy
f. Cogeneration
g. Hydrogen
h. Production to Distribution
i. Hydrogen: Energetic Applications
j. Fundamentals of Fuel Cells
k. Direct Combined Heat and Power
l. Hydrogen Safety
V. Sustainability Professional Module 5 Environmental Management Systems
a. Defining Sustainability
b. Social Responsibility
c. Environmental Responsibility
d. Conveying & Reporting
e. ISO 9000
f. ISO 14000
g. ISO 26000
h. Social & Environmental Responsibility Measures
i. Return on Responsible Investments
j. Financial-Ecological Returns
k. Energy Performance Contracting
l. Financial-Social Returns
VI. Sustainability Professional Module 6 Sustainability Leadership
a. New Applications in Research
b. Sustainable Commercial Plants
c. Sustainable Industrial Plants
d. LEED Green Buildings
e. Energy Auditing
f. The Energy Plan
g. Responsible Lean Logistics
h. Process Mapping
i. A Sustainable Economy
j. Macro-Micro Disconnect
k. GDP
l. Systems Thinking


6 months




There are no specific prerequisites for this course. Students will need access to both a computer and the internet. Students should have basic keyboarding and computer skills, and be comfortable navigating the internet.

The intended audience for this program is individuals that are seeking to gain employment in the field of Green Sustainability or wishing to enhance their skills in the field of Green Sustainability.


Upon successful completion of this course, students will be equipped for an entry-level position in their field and will be prepared to sit for the NCCB national certification exam to become a Sustainability Specialist (CSS).




The sustainability professional class supported by an Educational Mentor. Our educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. Educational Mentors reviews student work, student progress, and interacts with students as needed. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.


This program does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.

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