Course detail: Sustainability Management Measurement and Assessment


This self-paced online course covers the metrics and tools used to assess sustainability and environmental impact.


Attendees will learn to:

  • Understand indicators and metrics used to gauge environmental impact of a project.
  • Apply tools to determine how a project and its sustainability characteristics may positively (or negatively) contribute to human health and the environment.
  • Analyze natural material resources and their flows to aid in the design of more sustainable processes.
  • Illustrate how a carbon footprint can be calculated and how carbon emissions can be reduced and/or offset.
  • Demonstrate how life cycle assessment can be used to measure the environmental sustainability of products, processes or services.
  • Describe how environmental health risk assessment is a necessary step for developing methods of risk management.


Who should enroll?

The program is designed for anyone who wants to make sustainability an important part of their organization's operations - no prior background or experience in sustainability is necessary. Attendees will be better positioned to contribute to their organization's financial wellbeing while alleviating the negative environmental impact of their operation.

Download the certificate information PDF, which is linked below. It describes the full course content and requirements.

Program Accessibility
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to participate in University of Kansas sponsored educational offerings. If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in one of our online courses, please email or call 913-897-8530 at least four weeks prior to your anticipated start date.

Course pre-requisites
(required) Principles of Sustainability Management

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Course Resources
Sustainability Management Certificate Information (PDF Document)
U.S. Federal Employee Discount (PDF Document)

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