Alternative Energy & Management Specialist

Hours: 410 / Access Length: 12 Months / Delivery: Open, Mentor Supported
Retail Price: $2,995.00

Course Overview:

Become an Alternative Energy Specialist and learn ways to help conserve, reduce, reuse, recycle, and thus minimize our impact on the planet. Through this “entry-level” green course you will learn that even small changes make a difference and that going green is good for our health, the planet, and even our budgets.

If you are concerned about our energy future you will want to learn about the many aspects of the energy value chain:

  • Oil and natural gas
  • Coal
  • Fossil fuels and the greenhouse effect
  • Energy from water
  • Biomass
  • Solar energy
  • Geothermal energy
  • Wind energy
  • Nuclear energy
  • Electricity
  • Energy storage
  • Transportation
  • Housing
  • Smart energy consumption
  • Hydrogen

Armed with the knowledge from this course you can form educated and informed opinions on the future of energy and its impact on the economy, health, and the environment.

As an Alternative Energy Specialist you will discover how to establish your business as a green business. You can become a Green Consultant and help others by exploring environmentally-friendly business opportunities to choosing eco-friendly means of production. Learn business basics with a green twist including financing, office setup, day-to-day operations and so much more!

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Comprehend the core elements of green
  • Identify strategies for offsetting your energy consumption
  • Identify ways to buy local and buy organic
  • Comprehend the basics of energy and thermodynamics
  • Identify the various sources of energy and their specific features

The business world is undergoing dramatic change that is driven by tough new legislation, expanded market based incentives and increased consumer awareness of environmental issues (e.g., hazard ingredients in products, alternative energy, reduction in greenhouse gases). This is forcing companies to reassess the life cycle of their products and the efficiency of their supply chains. Environmental issues are becoming business critical. This Green Management course provides the vital information, backed by case studies and examples, that gives progressive business leaders the strategic know-how to pro-actively manage environmental issues and realize the business benefits of going green.

Smart business understands that their competitive advantage lies at the cutting-edge of the green shift. This Green Management course presents a complete suite of problems, scenarios, innovations and solutions that are rapidly becoming business-critical. You don't need to be an executive to benefit. You don't need to be an environmental activist to change. You just need to care deeply about the long-term success of your company.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Define the core elements of green strategic planning
  • Identify environmental management systems
  • Define the fundamentals of eco-design and green marketing
  • Identify alternatives to petroleum
  • Identify strategies for nurturing a green-minded and innovative workforce

Become a Green Supply Chain Professional and learn a clear strategic overview and actionable plan for the implementation of green supply chains. This course is for anyone grappling with the elements required to change an organization’s supply chain strategy in a ‘green’ direction.

This course answers the following five fundamental questions:

  1. What are the tangible and intangible benefits of moving towards a Green Supply Chain?
  2. What are the costs, both direct, and indirect?
  3. What influence do we have over our suppliers, their suppliers and our customers that would allow us to jointly work together and move the supply chain towards a green supply chain?
  4. How will we communicate and measure our progress towards the green supply chain to the key stakeholders? How will we engage them?
  5. What barriers to Green Supply Chains can be expected and how can these be overcome?

The Green Supply Chain Professional is responsible for steering supply chain decisions and this course is an invaluable asset, particularly as the ‘greening of business’ grows ever important.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Define the core elements of the green supply chain
  • Identify features of green production, logistics, and packaging
  • Define methods for executing the green supply chain and overcoming challenges
  • Identify the steps to monitor and manage carbon
  • Identify strategies for reporting and evaluating performance

Course Outline:

Alternative Energy Specialist Module 1
Picture Yourself Going Green
  • What is Green?
  • Ten Simple Steps
  • Green Your Home
  • The Air We Breathe
  • Waste Not: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
  • Greening Your Home Office
  • Green Your Energy
  • The History of Energy
  • Buying Clean Power Locally
  • Offsetting Your Energy Use
  • Green Your Appetite
  • The Pesticide Proliferation
  • Going Local, Going Organic
  • Green Your Yard
  • Fertilizers, Herbicides, and Pesticides
  • Conserving Water
Alternative Energy Specialist Module 2
Green Your Life
  • Green Your Wardrobe
  • Genetically Engineered Cotton
  • Clothing Production & Chemicals
  • Green is Beautiful
  • Green House cleaning
  • Personal Care Products
  • Green Your Transportation
  • Why Carbon Emissions Matter
  • Fine-Tuning for Better Gas Mileage
  • Green Your Travel
  • Choosing Ecotourism
  • Supporting Green Businesses
  • Eco Kids and Green Pets
  • Healthy Nursery or Bedroom
  • Choosing Natural Pet Food Options
  • Five Ways to Go UberGreen
Alternative Energy Specialist Module 3
Understanding Energy
  • We Need Energy
  • Primary and Secondary energy
  • Energy and First Law of Thermodynamics
  • Entropy and Second Law of Thermodynamics
  • Energy Sources We Use
  • Oil and Natural Gas
  • Properties of Hydrocarbons
  • Oil Fields
  • Coal: Fossil Fuel of the Future
  • Classification of Coals
  • Coal Combustion for Power Generation
  • Coal-to-Liquid Technologies
  • Fossil Fuels and Greenhouse Effect
  • Weather and Climate
  • Anthropogenic Emissions
  • Kyoto Protocol
Alternative Energy Specialist Module 4
Energy Options
  • Hydropower
  • Dams and Diversions
  • Small-Scale Hydropower
  • Energy from the Ocean
  • Marine Current Energy
  • Osmotic Energy
  • Producing Biomass
  • Direct Combustion Technologies
  • Biomass and the Environmental Impact
  • Biofuels
  • Solar Energy
  • Thermal Solar Energy
  • Concentrated Solar Power Plants
  • Photovoltaic Systems
  • Geothermal Energy
  • Wind Energy
Alternative Energy Specialist Module 5
Electricity & Transportation
  • Nuclear Energy
  • Uses of Nuclear Energy
  • Thermonuclear Energy
  • Electricity: Smart Use of Energy
  • Energy Sources for Electricity Production
  • From Mechanical Energy to Consumer
  • Energy Storage
  • Weak Points of Energy Supply Chain
  • Large-Quantity Storage Technologies
  • Thermal Energy Storage
  • Underground Energy Storage
  • History of Transportation
  • Energy and Transportation
  • CO2 Emissions
  • Hybrid & Electric Vehicles
Alternative Energy Specialist Module 6
Smart Energy Consumption
  • Toward More Efficient Housing
  • Different Regions, Different Solutions
  • Bioclimatic Architecture
  • Energy Use in a Household
  • Improving the Way We Consume Energy
  • Cogeneration
  • Hydrogen
  • Production to Distribution
  • Hydrogen: Energetic Applications
  • Fundamentals of Fuel Cells
  • Direct Combined Heat and Power
  • Hydrogen Safety
Alternative Energy Specialist Module 7
Your Own Green Business
  • What Does “Green” Mean?
  • Green Business Decisions
  • Customers and Market Research
  • Building a Green Business
  • Green Business Equipment and Furniture
  • Figuring Out Your Costs
  • Getting Green Financing
  • Making Your Way in a Greener World
  • Your Green Team & Community
  • Spreading the Green Word
  • Green Marketing, Promotion & Advertising
  • Social Responsibility
  • Maintaining Positive Green Habits
  • Green Business Resources
Green Management Module 1
Green Strategic Planning
  • Changing Management of Environmental Issues
  • Guiding Principles
  • Executing a Green Strategic Plan
  • Leadership
  • Strategic Vision
  • Key Market Influencers
  • Risk & Opportunity Assessment
  • Environmental Management Systems
  • Compliance Framework
  • Ownership, Collaboration & Communication
Green Management Module 2
Green Design & Green Marketing
  • Fundamentals of Eco-design
  • The Role of Government
  • Adapt or Die
  • Moving Green Products to the Mainstream
  • Public Opinion in Different Regions
  • Green Marketing Claims
  • Supply Chain Drivers
  • Legislation & Policies
  • Logistics Optimization
Green Management Module 3
Alternatives to Petroleum
  • Conservation
  • Energy Value Chain
  • Energy Options
  • Government Influence
  • Emissions Trading
  • Action on Climate Change
  • About Carbon Markets
  • The Future of Trading
Green Management Module 4
Greening Human Resources
  • Nurture a Culture of Innovation
  • Evolution of the Talent Problem
  • Sustainability & Human Capital Management
  • Types of Workers
  • HR Processes on the Supply Chain
  • Innovation’s Return on Investment
  • Road Map for the Future
  • Trends & Forecasts
  • Business Opportunities
Green Supply Chain Professional Module 1
Understanding the Green Supply Chain
  • Benefits of Green Supply Chains
  • Traditional & Green Supply Chains
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • Impact on the Bottom Line
  • Key Contributors to the Profitability
  • Green Supply Chain Planning
  • Life Cycle Management
  • Green Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) 
  • Green Procurement
Green Supply Chain Professional Module 2
Green Supply Chain Execution – Part 1
  • Green Production
  • Benefits, Drivers, and Challenges of Green Production
  • Green Logistics
  • Benefits, Drivers, and Challenges of Green Logistics
  • Green Packaging
  • Benefits, Drivers, and Challenges of Green Packaging
Green Supply Chain Professional Module 3
Green Supply Chain Execution – Part 2
  • Green Marketing
  • Benefits, Drivers, and Challenges of Green Marketing
  • Elements of Green Marketing
  • Supply Loops
  • Benefits, Drivers, and Challenges of Supply Loops
  • Moving Toward Supply Loops
Green Supply Chain Professional Module 4
Carbon Management & Migration Strategy
  • Carbon Measurement
  • Carbon Minimization
  • Carbon Monitoring
  • Carbon Reporting
  • Green Supply Chain Migration Strategy
  • Phase 1: Detailed Analysis
  • Phase 2: Design & Implementation
  • Phase 3: Organizational Change Management
Green Supply Chain Professional Module 5
Continuous Improvement & Performance Evaluation
  • Benefits of Continuous Improvement
  • Prerequisites of Continuous Improvement
  • Methodology of Continuous Improvement
  • Green Supply Chain Benchmarking
  • Pareto Analysis
  • Benefits of Performance Evaluation
  • Performance Evaluation Methodology
  • Measurement Toolkit Performance Evaluation

All necessary materials are included.

System Requirements:

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
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  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
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  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
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