Date: March 22, 2013 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Course fee: $200 – fee covers printed and electronic course material, break refreshments, and lunch.

Full time students may attend for a reduced fee, please contact Cassandra Rogers
Phone: 859-257-1834

Credit: Both PDHs and CEUs will be awarded on request. See below.





University of Kentucky – Paducah Extended Campus
on the West Kentucky Community and Technical College Campus
Crounse Hall
4810 Alben Barkley Dr.
Paducah, Kentucky 42002

Registration Required

Fill out the online Registration Form or contact Cassandra Rogers – Phone: 859-257-1834


This course will present an introductory overview of the key topics in sustainability for practicing engineers including introducing participants to the key principles and tools involved in designing and analyzing manufacturing processes for sustainability and environmental impacts. Topics covered will encompass environmental, social, energy, management, and ethical issues in sustainability. In addition this course will provide an overview of various sustainability Indices.

Course Schedule

Part I – Topics and Issues in Sustainability (Morning)
  • Sustainability History and Overview – Environment, Economy and Society
  • Design for Sustainability
  • Sustainability Economics
  • Green Chemistry
  • Sustainable Supply Chain Management
  • Sustainability and the Climate Change Debate
Part II – Sustainability Assessment and Metrics (Afternoon)
  • Potential Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • Thermodynamics of Sustainability – Emergy and Exergy Analysis
  • Heat and Power Integration Overview
  • Mass Integration Overview
  • Energy Audits and Site Wide Energy Assessments
  • Overview of Sustainability Indices


Dr. Jeffrey Seay

Dr. Seay is Assistant Professor of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Kentucky and a licensed Professional Engineer. He is also Vice-Chair of the AIChE Sustainable Engineering Forum and active in the Engineers Forum on Sustainability. Prior to joining the University of Kentucky, Dr. Seay spent 12 years in the chemical process industry for both consulting and manufacturing companies.

Who Should Attend

Industry professionals including engineers, managers, product designers, and entrepreneurs with limited background knowledge in sustainability topics.

Earn PDH and CEU

Attendees will earn 7 Professional Development Hours (PDH) for participating in this course. In addition, attendees can earn .75 CEU with a certificate from the University of Kentucky. Please contact Cassandra Rogers.

Register to Attend

Cancellation and Substitution Policy

If you cannot attend after registering, you may designate a substitute attendee. A full refund will be provided for cancellations received by March 1st. Cancellations after this date will be subject to a $50 administration fee.


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Hampton Inn

Holiday Inn Express

Marriott Courtyard

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Contact Information:

For registration  and general information, contact: Cassandra Rogers
Phone: 859-257-1834