-研究生课程
    环境科学与工程专题
每年专题课程的主题会有相应调整,以下是2002年的专题信息。

Syllabus for
Special topic for Environmental Science and Engineering: Course # 08110990
Rocky Mountain Institute

Readings: Most readings will be posted on Peking University's server in the folder: lesson/Rocky
Mountain Institute08110811/. Additional readings will be handed out in class or otherwise available.
Most of the readings will be from the book Natural Capitalism, by Amory Lovins, Hunter Lovins and Paul Hawken.
There will be optional readings as well. These are not required, but are available if you are interested in exploring a topic in more detail.

Grading Requirements:
Your grade for the class will be a combination of class participation and written homework assignments.
The teacher for weeks 1, 2 and 3 will be Christina Page, Natural Capitalism Research and Consulting, Rocky Mountain Institute.

Week 1:
10-September: Introduction to Natural Capitalism
11-September: Discussion Section: Biomimicry

Week 2:
Readings for Week 2:
"A Roadmap for Natural Capitalism", Harvard Business Review
17-September: Radically Increased Resource Productivity
18-September: Discussion Section: Waste equals food

Week 3:
Readings for Week 3:
Chapter 7 in Natural Capitalism: "Muda, Service and Flow"
Optional readings for Week 3:
Chapter 14 in Natural Capitalism: "Human Capital"
24-September: Natural Capitalism and Greening of the University Campus
25-September: Discussion Section: Whole-systems thinking
2 and 3 –October: HOLIDAY, NO CLASS
The teacher for weeks 4, 5 and 6 will be Huston Eubank, Green Development Services, Rocky Mountain Institute.

Week 4:
Reading for Weeks 4, 5 and 6:
Chapter 5 in Natural Capitalism: "Building Blocks".
Additional readings will be provided in class.
Optional readings:
The green building design case studies on CD-ROM 1.0, to be provided in class.
8-October: Introduction to Green Design
9-October: Discussion Section: Essentials of green design: process and measurement

Week 5:
15-October: Land planning for green development
16-October: Discussion Section: Site design for green development

Week 6:
22-October: Green design for energy systems
23-October: Discussion Section: Green design for materials; Green construction practices
29 and 30-October: NO TEACHER; video presentations and discussion in class
The teacher for weeks 7 and 8 will be Anita Burke, Rocky Mountain Institute Natural Capitalism adjunct faculty.

Week 7:
Readings for weeks 7 and 8 will be provided in class.
5-November: Natural Capitalism for Practitioners
6-November: Discussion Section: Topic to be determined

Week 8:
12-November: Sustainability tools: Life Cycle analysis and others
13-November: Discussion Section: Topic to be determined
The teacher for weeks 9 and 10 will be Dr. Amory Lovins, Chief Executive Officer of Rocky Mountain Institute.

Week 9:
Readings for week 9:
Chapter 2 in Natural Capitalism: "Reinventing the Wheels".
19-November: Advanced Resource Efficiency and Integrated Design
20-November: Discussion Section: Efficient, Distributed, Renewable Electricity Systems

Readings for weeks 10 and 11 will be provided in class.
Week 10:
26-November: Efficiency, Genomics, Security, and Chinese Development
27-November: Discussion Section: Barrier-Busting: Accelerating Resource Efficiency

Week 11:
3-December: Amory Lovins: Topic to be Determined
4-December: Odd-Even Bustnes, Rocky Mountain Institute: Topic to be determined
The teacher for weeks 12 and 13 will be Michael Kinsley, Principal, Economic Renewal Program, Rocky Mountain Institute.
Readings for weeks 12 and 13 will be provided in class.

Week 12:
11-December: Sustainable Community Economic Development -- Growth, development, and throughput
12-December: Discussion Section: Framework for Sustainable Communities

Week 13:
18-Dec ember: Whole-Systems Decision-Making for Communities #1
19-December: Discussion Section: Whole-Systems Decision-Making for Communities #2
The teacher for weeks 14 and 15 will be Professor Robert Wilkinson, University of California Santa Barbara and Rocky Mountain Institute water program advisor.

Week 14:
Readings for week 14:
Chapter 11, "Aqueous Solutions", In Natural Capitalism
Chapter 12, "Climate: Making Sense and Making Money", in Natural Capitalism
Additional readings will be provided in class.
24-Dec ember: Water
25-Dec ember: Discussion Section: Water II
31 December: Climate Change: the state of the Science
2 January: Discussion Section: Climate Change II

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