Stephan Pfister: Katalogdaten im Herbstsemester 2021

NameHerr Dr. Stephan Pfister
Adresse
Ökologisches Systemdesign
ETH Zürich, HPZ E 33
John-von-Neumann-Weg 9
8093 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telefon+41 44 633 75 71
E-Mailstephan.pfister@ifu.baug.ethz.ch
URLhttp://www.pfister.rocks
DepartementBau, Umwelt und Geomatik
BeziehungDozent

NummerTitelECTSUmfangDozierende
102-0307-01LAdvanced Environmental, Social and Economic Assessments Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Diese kombinierte Lerneinheit ist einzig für Umweltingenieurwissenschaften MSc. Alle andern Studierenden melden sich für einen oder beide Einzelkurse an.
5 KP4GA. E. Braunschweig, S. Pfister, R. Frischknecht
KurzbeschreibungThis course deepens students' knowledge of environmental, economic, and social assessment methodologies and their various applications.
LernzielThis course has the aim of deepening students' knowledge of the environmental, economic and social assessment methodologies and their various applications.

In particular, students completing the course should have the
- ability to judge the scientific quality and reliability of environmental assessment studies, the appropriateness of inventory data and modelling, and the adequacy of life cycle impact assessment models and factors
- knowledge about the current state of the scientific discussion and new research developments
- ability to properly plan, conduct and interpret environmental assessment studies

In the course element "Implementation of Environmental and other Sustainability Goals", students will learn to
- describe key sustainability problems of the current economic system and measuring units.
- describe the management system of an organisation and how to develop a sustainability orientation
- discuss approaches to measure environmental performance of an organisation, including 'organisational LCA' (Ecobalance)
- explain the pros and cons of single score environmental assessment methods
- demonstrate life cycle costing
- interpret stakeholder relations of an organisation
- (if time allows) describe sustainable supply chain management and stakeholder management
InhaltPart I (Advanced Environmental Assessments)
- Inventory database developments, transparency, data quality, data completeness, and data exchange formats, uncertainties
- Software tools (MFA, LCA)
- Allocation (multioutput processes and recycling)
- Hybrid LCA methods.
- Consequential and marginal analysis
- Impact assessment of waterborne chemical emissions, sum parameters, mixture toxicity
- Spatial differentiation in Life Cycle Assessment
- Workplace and indoor exposure in Risk and Life Cycle Assessment
- Subjectivity in environmental assessments
- Multicriteria Decision Analysis
- Case Studies

Part II (Implementation of Environmental and other Sustainability Goals):
- Sustainability problems of the current economic system and its measuring units;
- The structure of a management system, and elements to integrate environmental management (ISO 14001) and social management (SA8000 as well as ISO 26000), especially into strategy development, planning, controlling and communication;
- Sustainability Opportunities and Innovation
- The concept of 'Continuous Improvement'
- Life Cycle Costing, Life Cycle Management
- environmental performance measurement of an organisation, including 'organisational LCA' (Ecobalance), based on practical examples of companies and new concepts
- single score env. assessment methods (Swiss ecopoints)
- stakeholder management and sustainability oriented communication
- an intro into sustainability issues of supply chain management
Students will get small excercises related to course issues.
SkriptPart I: Slides and background reading material will be available on lecture homepage
Part II: Documents will be available on Ilias
LiteraturWill be made available.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesThis course should only be elected by students of environmental engineering with a with a Module in Ecological Systems Design. All other students should take the individual courses in Advanced Environmental Assessment and/or Implementation of Environmental and other Sustainability goals (with or without exercise and lab).

Basic knowledge of environmental assessment tools is a prerequisite for this class. Students who have not yet had classwork in this topic are required to read an appropriate textbook before or at the beginning of this course (e.g. Jolliet, O et al. (2016). Environmental Life Cycle Assessment. CRC Press, Boca Raton - London - New York. ISBN 978-1-4398-8766-0 (Chapters 2-5.2)).
102-0317-00LAdvanced Environmental Assessments
Masterstudierende Umweltingenieurwissenschaften mit Modul Ecological Systems Design dürfen die 102-0317-00 (3KP) nicht belegen, da diese bereits in 102-0307-01 Advanced Environmental, Social and Economic Assessments (5KP) enthalten ist.
3 KP2GS. Pfister, R. Frischknecht
KurzbeschreibungThis course deepens students' knowledge of the environmental assessment methodologies and their various applications.
LernzielThis course has the aim of deepening students' knowledge of the environmental assessment methodologies and their various applications. In particular, students completing the course should have the
- Ability to judge the scientific quality and reliability of environmental assessment studies, the appropriateness of inventory data and modelling, and the adequacy of life cycle impact assessment models and factors
- Knowledge about the current state of the scientific discussion and new research developments
- Ability to properly plan, conduct and interpret environmental assessment studies
- Knowledge of how to use LCA as a decision support tool for companies, public authorities, and consumers
Inhalt- Inventory developments, transparency, data quality, data completeness, and data exchange formats
- Allocation (multioutput processes and recycling)
- Hybrid LCA methods.
- Consequential and marginal analysis
- Recent development in impact assessment
- Spatial differentiation in Life Cycle Assessment
- Workplace and indoor exposure in Risk and Life Cycle Assessment
- Uncertainty analysis
- Subjectivity in environmental assessments
- Multicriteria analysis
- Case Studies
SkriptNo script. Lecture slides and literature will be made available on Moodle.
LiteraturLiterature will be made available on Moodle.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesBasic knowledge of environmental assessment tools is a prerequisite for this class. Students that have not done classwork in this topic before are required to read an appropriate textbook before or at the beginning of this course (e.g. Jolliet, O et al. 2016: Environmental Life Cycle Assessment. CRC Press, Boca Raton - London - New York. ISBN 978-1-4398-8766-0 (Chapters 2-5.2)).
102-0317-03LAdvanced Environmental Assessment (Computer Lab I)1 KP1US. Pfister
KurzbeschreibungDifferent tools and software used for environmental assessments, such as LCA are introduced. The students will have hands-on exercises in the computer rooms and will gain basic knowledge on how to apply the software and other resources in practice
LernzielBecome acquainted with various software programs for environmental assessment including Life Cycle Assessment, Environmental Risk Assessment, Probabilistic Modeling, Material Flow Analysis.
102-0317-04LAdvanced Environmental Assessment (Computer Lab II) Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Not for master students in Environmental Engineering choosing module Ecological System Design as already included in Environment and Computer Laboratory I (Year Course): 102-0527-00 and 102-0528-00.
2 KP2PS. Pfister
KurzbeschreibungTechnical systems are investigated in projects, based on the software and tools introduced in the course 102-0317-03L Advanced Env. Assessment (Computer Lab I). The projects are created around a complete but simplified LCA study, where the students will learn how to answer a given question with target oriented methodologies using various software programs and data sources for env. assessment
LernzielBecome acquainted with utilizing various software programs for environmental assessment to perform a Life Cycle Assessment and learn how to address the challenges when analyzing a complex system with available data and software limitations.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesPrerequisite is enrolment of 102-0317-00 Advanced Environmental Assessments and of 102-0317-03 Advanced Environmental Assessments (Computer Lab I) in parallel or in advance (both courses in HS).
102-0324-AALEcological Systems Analysis
Belegung ist NUR erlaubt für MSc Studierende, die diese Lerneinheit als Auflagenfach verfügt haben.

Alle andere Studierenden (u.a. auch Mobilitätsstudierende, Doktorierende) können diese Lerneinheit NICHT belegen.
6 KP13RS. Pfister
KurzbeschreibungMethodological basics and application of various environmental assessment tools.
LernzielStudents learn about environmental assessment tools, such as material flow analysis, risk assessment, and life cycle assessment. They can identify and apply the appropriate tool in a given situation. Also, they are able to critically assess existing studies.
Inhalt- Methodological basics of material flow analysis, risk assessment and life cycle assessment
- Application of these methods to case studies
SkriptNo script, but literature available on moodle
102-0515-01LSeminar Umweltingenieurwissenschaften Information Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen 3 KP3SE. Secchi, P. Burlando, I. Hajnsek, M. Maurer, P. Molnar, E. Morgenroth, S. Pfister, S. Sinclair, R. Stocker, J. Wang
KurzbeschreibungDie Kurs ist in Form eines Seminars mit studentischen Vorträgen organisiert. Themen aus den Kerndisziplinen des Studiengangs (Wasserressourcen und -haushalt, Siedlungswasserwirtschaft, Stoffhaushalt, Entsorgungstechnik, Luftreinhaltung, Erdbeobachtung) werden diskutiert auf der Basis von wissenschaftlichen Veröffentlichungen, die von den Studierenden dargestellt und kritisch begutachtet werden.
LernzielNeue Forschungsergebnisse und Anwendungsbeispiele aus dem Fachbereich der Umweltingenieurwissenschaften kennen und analysieren lernen.
102-0527-00LExperimental and Computer Laboratory I (Year Course) Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen 0 KP6PD. Braun, F. Evers, M. Floriancic, N. Klein, P. U. Lehmann Grunder, B. Lüthi, S. Pfister, F. Rüsch, D. A. Silva Conde, D. F. Vetsch, L. von Känel
KurzbeschreibungIn the Experimental and Computer Laboratory students are introduced to research and good scientific practice. Experiments are conducted in different disciplines of environmental engineering. Data collected during experiments are compared to the corresponding numeric simulations. The results are documented in reports or presentations.
LernzielThe student will learn the following skills: basic scientific work, planning and conducting scientific experiments, uncertainty estimations of measurements, applied numerical simulations, modern sensor technology, writing reports.
InhaltThe Experimental and Computer Laboratory is building on courses in the corresponding modules. Material from these courses is a prerequisite or co-requisite (as specified below) for participating in the Experimental and Computer Laboratory (MODULE: Project in the Experimental and Computer Laboratory):
- WatInfra: Water Network Management
- UWM: SysUWM + ProcUWM: Operation of Lab-WWTP
- AIR: Air Quality Measurements
- WasteBio: Anaerobic Digestion
- WasteRec: Plastic Recycling
- ESD: Environmental Assessment
- GROUND: Groundwater Field Course Kappelen
- WRM: Modelling Optimal Water Allocation
- FLOW: 1D Open Channel Flow Modelling
- LAND: Landscape Planning and Environmental Systems
- RIVER: Discharge Measurements
- HydEngr: Hydraulic Experiments
- RemSens: Earth Observation and Landscape Planning
- SOIL: Soil and Environmental Measurements Lab
SkriptWritten material will be available.