Schedule

Week 1: The State of the Industry

  1. Intro to course and course outline
  2. Standard practice
  3. Sustainable infrastructure definition
  4. Impetus for change: human development index
  5. Impetus for change: non‐stationarity of variables
  6. Opportunities: sustainable development goals
  7. Opportunities: green degrees and jobs
  8. Summary

Week 2: Leading Change

  1. Intro
  2. Perceptions
  3. Stakeholders
  4. Communication
  5. Bias
  6. Nudge theory
  7. Change agent
  8. Summary

Week 3: Doing the “Right” Project (Project Development)

  1. Intro
  2. Location
  3. Operating content
  4. Community expectations
  5. Project definition
  6. Case study
  7. Sustainable procurement
  8. Summary

Week 4: Doing the “Right” Project and Project “Right” (Project Design)

  1. Intro
  2. Whole system design: integrated team
  3. Whole system design: holistic systems view
  4. Whole system design: life cycle analysis
  5. Technology, materials, and equipment
  6. Sector-specific
  7. Final design and project delivery strategy
  8. Summary

Week 5: Doing the Project “Right” (Project Design)

  1. Intro
  2. Construction
  3. O&M
  4. Adapt / upgrade
  5. Deconstruction
  6. Innovative project delivery
  7. Project certifications
  8. Summary

Week 6: A Three-Pronged Approach

  1. Intro
  2. The social case
  3. The environmental case
  4. The economic case
  5. Technology, materials, equipment
  6. Policies
  7. Case study
  8. Summary 

This course outline is subject to change.