The SEED Center

Resource Center

Instructions

The Resource Center organizes resources around 7 green economy “Sectors” and 7 “Topics.”

Search by sector or by topic, or across all sectors and/or all topics. Or search by keyword at the top right of this page.

Overview

How are the Resources Organized?

What are the Criteria?

Resources that are included in the SEED Center have been reviewed by the TAG and meet the following criteria:

  • Accessible and available for colleges to model and/or customize to their local labor markets
  • Not to be used as a means to market individual consultants or their products to AACC members
  • Promote colleges becoming generally more innovative


Additionally, be sure to check out our Green Programs!


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Webinar & Study: Global Energy Systems based on 100% Renewable Energy

A study shows a transition to 100% clean, renewable energies is highly realistic – even today, with the technologies currently available.

Christian Breyer, Professor for Solar Economy at LUT University, Finland and Hans-Josef Fell, President of the Energy Watch Group, present on their latest joint publication, the study on Global Energy Systems based on 100% Renewable Energy.The study, published April 2019, is the first of its kind to outline a 1.5°C scenario with a cost-effective, cross-sectoral, technology-rich global 100% renewable energy system that does not build on negative CO2 emission technologies.


Report: Energy Efficiency Workforce Grows to Over 2.3 Million

Energy Efficiency Jobs in America 2019 shows the continued growth trajectory of energy efficiency. Now representing a workforce of more than 2.3 million Americans, efficiency has more jobs than any other energy sector. The report explores job distribution beyond the top ten states in detail.


The Building Efficiency for a Sustainable Tomorrow (BEST) Center

For Automation Systems (BAS) Specialists as well as High Performance Building Operations Professionals (HPBOP). Expand your HVAC program, connect this to a business degree, or create a stand alone program. Demand for these workers outstrips the supply. They can help you be part of its national network of community and technical colleges interested in improving and/or developing new building science technician education programs. The Center will continue to archive model curriculum and disseminate and promote adoption of this model curriculum nationwide.

 


A Guide to Greening Technical and Vocational Education for Institutions

This Guide is designed to help leaders and practitioners of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in improving their understanding and implementation of education for sustainable development (ESD) using a whole-institution approach to greening their institutions. The Guide reflects the objective of the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for TVET to assist TVET institutions in their journey towards transformation.


Energy, Environment and Utilities Career and Technical Education Online Community Group

This group is designed to provide you with valuable and up-to-date resources and curriculum tailored to courses in your industry sector.

  • Find and share news & updates below in our Comments section
  • Explore links, documents and other relevant items under Shared Resources
  • Access Project-Based Learning units of instruction under Shared Projects
  • View sector-specific outlines under Shared Outlines
  • Members receive additional updates sent to directly to them through our Message Center

Join the online community group today!


PBS Sustainability Classroom Resources

Video clips, essays, papers and more on sustainability topics. Great for incorporating into lesson plans, ranging from sustainable development to clean energy.


Report- Expanding Opportunity through Energy Efficiency Jobs: Strategies to Ensure a More Resilient, Diverse Workforce

This study examines energy efficiency workforce development programs that focus on diversity and inclusion. Hispanics, Black people, and women are underrepresented in the energy efficiency workforce, which offers high-paying jobs compared to the national average. To begin correcting this imbalance, energy efficiency workforce development programs can use outreach and training to prepare underrepresented community members for energy efficiency jobs. Such programs can also recruit and train contractor firms owned by women, people of color, veterans, disabled individuals, and others historically underrepresented in the energy efficiency field. Using five case studies, we show how utilities and efficiency program administrators are crafting workforce development programs that engage traditionally underrepresented workers and students. The report discusses how program administrators modified their programs to meet workers’ needs during COVID-19. We provide recommendations for efficiency program administrators working to advance a more diverse and inclusive energy efficiency workforce.


A Climate Resilient Benchmark for All from the Global South

 Rio de Janeiro becomes a benchmark city from the southern hemisphere with this resilience strategy to protect its environment and people from the stresses of climate change. It encompasses sustainable water management, infrastructure improvements, an initiative to place solar panels on public buildings and an urban resilience curriculum to educate the people. Though designed specifically for Rio de Janeiro, the strategies outlined in this report can be adapted to other cities as well.


Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines

 These guidelines are voluntary national standards to improve the quality and consistency of commercial building workforce credentials for key energy-related jobs. Developed by the The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) along with industry stakeholder input, these guidelines will help develop high quality and nationally recognized training and certification programs.


Climate Connections: A Climate Change Radio Series

 Climate Connections, a daily public radio series, delivers stories about how climate change is impacting our lives and what diverse people and organizations are doing about it (produced by Yale Climate Connections). In addition to audio, also find news articles and video, browseable by a variety of topics linked to planetary warming: agriculture, national security, energy, policy, economics and more.


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