Series Summary

Join us for this four-part webinar series that will give participants a broad look at how to apply green practices in their work environment. The foundation of this series is the Green Enterprise Development program developed by Purdue’s Technical Assistance Program.

Green Enterprise Development was designed by Purdue’s Technical Assistance Program in 2009 for manufacturers and others interested in learning how to apply sustainable, environmentally friendly practices in the workplace. The purpose of this program was to develop a workforce training and accreditation program in the field of sustainability. It includes lecture, hands-on activities, simulations, and case studies that teach how the implementation of environmental sustainable projects lead to increased efficiency and cost reduction. The program is composed of nine in-class modules, one online module, and seven facilitator training modules.

Through the 3-level program, participants can earn an SME Green Manufacturing Specialist certificate with accreditation through the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) upon successful completion of an exam. The program also includes courses to train instructors in the Green Generalist and Green Specialist modules and offers an online training module – Green Generalist Online.

Part 1: How to Organize an Energy Audit
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
2pm Eastern
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Part 2: How to Use Value Stream Mapping to Map a Waste Stream
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
2pm Eastern
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Part 3: How to Do a Waste Sort "Dumpster Dive"
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
2pm Eastern
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Part 4: Fundamentals of Green Chemistry
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
2pm Eastern
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Each session includes an approximately 45-minute presentation and a brief Q&A session at the end. Unlimited participants are allowed at each login site. All registrants receive 180 days of free access to the recording of the live session.

Who Should Attend

This series is recommended for engineers, environmental managers, and green team participants.
Training Session Information
Training Session Date:
August 04, 2010
Training Session Objectives
  • Organize an energy audit
  • Focus the audit for maximum effectiveness
  • Utilize free US DOE software tools and technical resources
  • Use the WSM concept to map a waste stream
  • Determine what information to collect to populate a waste stream map
  • Collect and apply the proper tools to map a solid waste stream
  • Organize a dumpster dive
  • Use lean tools to perform a root cause analysis
  • Monetize the opportunities identified
  • Reduce cost through design for the environment (DfE)
  • Apply life-cycle cost analysis to DfE
  • Make use of programs that can assist with DfE projects
Training Session Information
Date Presented:
August 25, 2010 2:00 PM Eastern
1 hour
SME Member Price: 
Non-Member Price:
Individual topic purchase: Selected
Recertification Credit : 4.00
This session is available as recertification credit for individuals who have earned a SME certification.