NR 580A5 - Sustainable Issues in the Department of Defense

  • 3 credits
  • Online

This course will focus on the major components of sustainability and sustainable design within cantonment areas of U.S. military installations. After a review of current sustainability initiatives in the Department of Defense as well as service-specific goals requirements, the course will examine U.S. military installations from the perspective of sustainable cityscapes and ecosystems. It will explore state-of-the-art sustainability problem solving and systems-thinking techniques as applied to unique energy conservation, indoor environmental quality, resource use, and other environmental challenges posed by the military mission.


NR 550 (Sustainable Military Lands Management).

Textbooks and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.


  • A Primer on Sustainable Building (2004)
    Lopez Barnett D., and W.D. Browning rev. Snowmass, CO The Rocky Mtn Institu
  • Cities as sustainable ecosystems: principles and practices (2008)
    Newman, P., and I. Jennings Washington, D.C.: Island Press
  • Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure: Paths to the Future
    Pearce, Annie, Han Ahn, Yong and HanmiGlobal (2012) Routledge, NY