Course title
R04850002
Environmentally Sustainable Analysis

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Course description
This course aims to be learned about Life-Cycle-Assessment(LCA) which is a method for quantifying environmental impact of objects and systems. Students can learn selected fundamental knowledge of LCA and the application skills to actual environmental problems.

Maximum enrollment is about 30 students. If the enrollment entry exceeds thirty, those who have higher score of TOEIC will be accepted. Priority will be given to the students in the International Program. Short term international students who have equivalent skill of English can take this class by the approval of instructor. Those who wish to take this class should bring in a document that shows the TOEIC score (the highest score in the past) at the beginning of the class. In addition, even students who have been excluded from selection in the first class may be allowed to take courses specially for students who have a clear sense of purpose, so we will consult individually.

In addition to the individual report submission of numerical analysis, the class requires an interest in the field and a positive attitude of thinking and speaking in English in order to impose group work and a presentation.
Purpose of class
To learn fundamental knowledge of LCA and the application skills to actual environmental problems relating to cross-sectoral issues.
Goals and objectives
  1. Students can learn fundamental knowledge of environmental assessment methodology
  2. Students can learn essential skills to analyse environmental problems based on statistical methodology
  3. Students can learn essential skills to analyse environmental problems based on psychological approach
Language
English
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. Introduction
- Self-introduction
- What is Environmental Engineering?
- What is Life Cycle Assessment(LCA)?
Reading the assigned materials 100minutes
2. Concept of LCA, Life-Cycle-Inventory(LCI) and Life-Cycle-Impact Assessment(LCIA) Reading the assigned materials 200minutes
3. Methodology of LCI Reading the assigned materials 200minutes
4. Methodology of Imput-Output Analysis 1 Reading the assigned materials 200minutes
5. Methodology of Imput-Output Analysis 2 (Group Work) Reading the assigned materials 200minutes
6. Methodology of Imput-Output Analysis 3 (Group Presentation) Reading the assigned materials 200minutes
7. - Methodology of LCIA
- Psychological Approach
Reading the assigned materials 200minutes
8. Psychological Approach 1
- Contingent Valuation Method (CVM)
Reading the assigned materials 200minutes
9. Psychological Approach 2
- Contingent Valuation Method (CVM)
Reading the assigned materials 200minutes
10. Psychological Approach 3
- Conjoint Analysis
Reading the assigned materials 200minutes
11. Psychological Approach 4
- Conjoint Analysis
Reading the assigned materials 200minutes
12. Group work: LCA of your daily life
- Boundary setting based on LCA
- Setting of Evaluation Factor
- Setting of Evaluation Methodology
Reading the assigned materials 200minutes
13. Group work: LCA of your daily life
- Data collection
- Optimization Simulation
Reading the assigned materials 200minutes
14. Group work: LCA of your daily life
- Group Presentation
Reading the assigned materials 200minutes
Total. - - 2700minutes
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

Report Active Participation in Discussion Group work Total.
1. 15% 10% 10% 35%
2. 15% 10% 10% 35%
3. 10% 10% 10% 30%
Total. 40% 30% 30% -
Evaluation method and criteria
Report 40%
Active participation in discussions 30%
Group work 30%
Textbooks and reference materials
Learning materials will be distributed at the classes.
Prerequisites
Bring a calculator. (It is also possible to use the calculator function of the mobile phone)
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • 10:00-17:00 on weekday by appointment
Regionally-oriented
Non-regionally-oriented course
Development of social and professional independence
  • Course that cultivates an ability for utilizing knowledge
  • Course that cultivates a basic problem-solving skills
Active-learning course
Most classes are interactive
Course by professor with work experience
Work experience Work experience and relevance to the course content if applicatable
Applicatable Taking advantage of experience engaged in evaluation study on energy system as a whole from development and procurement of energy resources to consumption in demand area, we teach the concept and concrete application of Life-Cycle-Assessment(LCA) which is famous as environmental impact assessment method.
Education related SDGs:the Sustainable Development Goals
  • 11.SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES
  • 12.RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION & PRODUCTION
  • 13.CLIMATE ACTION
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