It’s a smart business practice and the right thing to do.  Find out how to implement sustainability solutions for your workplace. Gain practical information for yourself and your employees to begin on Monday morning.  Brand your organization in the world of environmental stewardship. Your instructors will detail and deliver practical approaches and applications toward implementing sustainability with guidance in planning procedures. 

Take back practical tips on operating your indoor environments to consider air, water, lighting, fitness, nutrition, mind and comfort.  For anyone pursuing a career in a company or in government where there is an effort to build awareness and to gain a deeper understanding of the importance of environmental stewardship and overall social responsibility. 

One month, Kelly Gearhart, Thom Lowther and Kerry Mitchell, instructors.


Unit 1
The Business Case for Sustainability
-Concepts of Triple Bottom Line: People, Planet, and Profit. 
-The Return on Investment ( ROI )
-Human Capital Indicators and Employee Engagement
-Transparency for Stakeholders
-Reducing Energy Use Saves on the Bottom Line

Unit 2
An Internal Sustainability Plan
-Initial Assessment of Current Business Model
-An Office Task Force is Essential
-Designing a Mission Statement 
-Basics on Environmental Accounting and Reporting 
-Monitoring and Evaluation

Unit 3
Wellness in the Workplace 
-New Value Proposition for Well Offices
-Wellness Concepts: Air, water, light, fitness, nutrition, comfort and mind
-Risk vs Reward of Wellness Features
-Sick Building Syndrome 

Unit 4
Inner Company Initiatives That Work
-Office Procedural Strategies
-A Strategy for Resource Management
-Assessing Current Supply Chain and Purchasing Procedures
-Tools to Track Sustainable Products and Verify Healthy Purchasing
-Suggestions For Greening Your Office
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$619.00 CAD
$195 USD

Ave. hours 16; 1.6 CEUs/ILUs

About your instructor


Kelly S. Gearhart LEED Fellow, LEED AP BD+C, LEED AP O+M, a Principal with Triple Green Building Group, a green building consulting firm with locations in the San Francisco Bay area, Savannah, Georgia and Sophia, Bulgaria.

Gearhart is a USGBC LEED Faculty member, Instructor for the University of California, former Manager of Commercial Green Building Services at Southface Energy Institute, Inc. and has been involved with green building education, technical assistance, and leadership since 2005. 

Accredited in the new Building Design + Construction and Existing Buildings: Operations + Maintenance programs, she has taught over 50 full-day and multi-day LEED courses, facilitated seven full-day and multi-day green building charrettes, presented at 12 conferences, consulted with more than 100 clients on green building strategies and worked on 25 LEED registered and certified projects across the U.S. and internationally.

Thom Lowther is the CEO/CLO at Lowther7, LLC, a learning strategies consulting firm. As the former Vice President of Education at the U.S. Green Building Council Thom initiated early LEED online education and webinar efforts.  As the Senior Director of Education at the American Institute of Architects, he was responsible for professional continuing education and the quality overview of nearly 12,000 provider offered sustainability courses, workshops, and webinars.

Kerry Mitchell is the CEO at Green Education Online and has authored over 150 hours of content on sustainability planning metrics. Her courses have established certification programs and gained approval in all 50 states for continuing education credentialing in various professional disciplines for license renewals in the real estate arena, government sectors and the insurance industry.   She guides organizations on how to facilitate internal education in the workplace, and teaching employees, affiliates and stakeholders about how the metrics of sustainability will provide measurable results.

Course Objectives

1. You will be able to engage staff and co-workers to concentrate on efficient environmental practices and to develop internal planning and policy procedures. 

2. You will gain the ability to implement sustainable business procedures and policies with practical applications.

3. You will be able to measure and monitor the effectiveness of company office sustainability procedures.  

4. You will be able to identify the benefits of implementing healthier building renovations, establish energy saving policies, develop greener purchasing, water and waste procedures and initiate green fleet initiatives. 

5. You will be able to apply practical approaches and resource conservation measures that affect corporate culture.

Completion Requirements