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EVSP418 - Green Infrastructure and Renewable Technologies

Course Details

Course Code: EVSP418 Course ID: 4279 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course will introduce students to the concepts of green infrastructure planning and design and the implementation of renewable technologies. The framework presented for planning and design will focus on increasing the performance of green infrastructure systems. Students will examine case studies and participate in exercises to develop richly layered, interconnected, and sustainable communities that increase human health and ecological resilience.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
05/25/20 - 10/30/20 11/02/20 - 12/27/20 Fall 2020 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

LO-1 Define the term green infrastructure.

LO-2 Describe current and emerging renewable energy technologies.

LO-3 Explain the criteria by which the performance of sustainable development is measured.

LO-4 Evaluate proposed development plans to determine the application of sustainability principles.

LO-5 Evaluate the social, environmental, and economic barriers to green infrastructure and renewable technology implementation.

NameGrade %
Forums 24.00 %
Forum 1 3.00 %
Forum 2 3.00 %
Forum 3 3.00 %
Forum 4 3.00 %
Forum 5 3.00 %
Forum 6 3.00 %
Forum 7 3.00 %
Forum 8 3.00 %
Assignments 55.00 %
1 Describe Your Project 11.00 %
2 Pros and Cons 11.00 %
3 Project Design 11.00 %
4 Project Budget 11.00 %
5 Calculation Tools 11.00 %
Final Project Part 1 10.00 %
Final Project Part I 30 Seconds with the Mayor 10.00 %
Final Project Part 2 11.00 %
Final Project Part II Elevator Speech 11.00 %

Readings will be identified in the Lessons area of the classroom and include library and web-based resources.

Additional Resources: Please go to the program guides in the APUS Library for additional resources:

Environmental Policy and Management

Software Requirements

  • Microsoft Office (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint) - American Public University System provides Microsoft Office 365 to AMU/APU students and faculty at no cost
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
Book Title:Green Infrastructure : Linking Landscapes And Communities - E-book available in the APUS Online Library
Author:Benedict, Mark / McMahon, Edward T.
Unit Cost:$33.46
Book Title:To find the library e-book(s) req'd for your course, please visit to locate the eReserve by course #.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.