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Estimating GHG Emissions Using the Local Government Operations Protocol

Jim Newton, P.E., DEE

Course Outline

This four hour course provides valuable information for those individuals who are practitioners of lean manufacturing and also concerned with environmental effects of manufacturing.  Completion of this course will provide the student the necessary information and testing to meet the continuing education requirements in order to renew their licenses.  It was designed by an instructor who has developed and implemented numerous similar training courses. 

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

Learning Objective

At the conclusion of this course, the student will be able to:

Intended Audience

The intended audience for this course is any professional who is involved in the operation and management of a manufacturing operation that is interested in lean manufacturing.

Benefit to Attendees

Attendees of this course will under stand the benefits of coordination lean manufacturing and environmental concerns, how to identify environmental wastes, the basics of value stream mapping, Kaizen events and the 6S’s.

Course Introduction

Lean manufacturing (also called lean production) is a customer-focused business model and a collection of methods that focuses on the elimination of waste (a non-value added activity) while delivering quality products on time and at a low cost.  Lean manufacturing works well when it focuses on identifying and eliminating non-value added activities.  Environmental improvement efforts that have the potential to distract lean manufacturing from this prime focus will likely not get much traction.

This course will look at strategies and techniques that can seamlessly enable lean manufacturing practitioners to easily identify environmental wastes and improvement opportunities alongside the myriad other wastes and improvement opportunities uncovered by lean manufacturing.  Case studies will be highlighted to illustrate key points.

Course Content

This course is based upon the following document:

“The Lean and Environment Toolkit”

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Course Summary

This course discusses the identifying environmental wastes, value stream mapping, Kalzen events, and 6 S’s.

Related Links

For additional information related to this subject, please visit the following websites or web pages:

US Environmental Protection Agency


Once you finish studying the above course content, you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.

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DISCLAIMER: The materials contained in the online course are not intended as a representation or warranty on the part of PDH Center or any other person/organization named herein. The materials are for general information only. They are not a substitute for competent professional advice. Application of this information to a specific project should be reviewed by a registered architect and/or professional engineer/surveyor. Anyone making use of the information set forth herein does so at their own risk and assumes any and all resulting liability arising therefrom.