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Planet Equivalent, Role of Materials and Embodied Energy

Learn how to calculate the ecological footprint and raw materials used for cement production in this free online course

Environmental Studies
Free Course
In this free online course, you will learn about the earth’s natural system science and the interactions among the biosphere, atmosphere, and energy systems. You will gain knowledge on the impact of the biosphere on the environment and the four important threads for change to reduce the impact of technology on the environment. You will also learn about the energy in building, how to calculate the ecological footprint and raw materials in cement.
  • Duration

    3-4 Hours
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Mobile Friendly

    Yes
  • Publisher

    NPTEL
  • Accreditation

    CPD

Description

Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

This course will begin by introducing you to the factors affecting the world’s population growth. You will first explore the increase in global consumption, waste production, and how to measure this to sustain the earth’s natural resources. This will lead you to the earth’s natural system science and the interactions among the biosphere, atmosphere, and energy systems. Next, you will gain knowledge on the impact of the biosphere on the environment and the four important threads for change to reduce the impact of technology on the environment. 

This free online course will further expose you to the technology paradigm as a resource in an economic system that drives material flow through the techno-process. You will be knowledgeable about the meaning of environmental sustainability and sustainable development. This will lead you into the major roles materials play in building and the importance of using green materials in building instead of conventional materials. 

Lastly, you will learn about the energy in building, how to calculate the ecological footprint and raw materials used for cement production. You will further gain an understanding of the raw materials used in cement production and the quantity needed for these materials during production. Then you will be knowledgeable about the quantity of fuel required during cement production for an efficient process and the meaning of heating value in regards to cement production.

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you should be able to:


  • Explain the meaning of ecological footprint 
  • Explain the relevance of ecological footprints in regards to planet equivalent
  • Explain the meaning of planet equivalent in relations to environmental sustainability
  • Describe the interactions among the major components of the earth's system
  • Compare natural with human-induced causes of change
  • Identify the aspects that make up the earth's natural system
  • Identify the major roles materials play in building 
  • Explain the meaning of primary energy in relations to building materials
  • Explain the meaning of secondary energy in relations to building materials
  • Explain the meaning of embodied energy in materials
  • Identify the factors affecting the sustainability of materials

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