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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.


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
  • Promote colleges becoming generally more innovative

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Energy Efficiency Finance Programs: Use-case Analysis to Define Data Needs and Guidelines

This report was issued by the State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network’s Financing Solutions Working Group and prepared by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The report makes the case for establishment of common data collection practices for energy efficiency lending. (July 2014)

July 27, 2014

White Papers on Green Business

 Review this great resource of in-depth research and analysis for materials as you develop your curriculum in sustainability and business. A wide array of research articles provide objective and verifiable information on a variety of topics, including: the use of effective and legal claims in “green” product marketing, sustainability and audit reports through businesses transparency, […]

December 3, 2014

Energy Manager Today

 Use this interesting publication when planning curricular discourse around modern practices in energy management and stay updated with their free e-newsletter. The articles featured here provide the reader with prevalent news, plus helpful articles on a diverse range of topics including: Policy, Procurement, Monitoring, Conservation, On-Site Energy, Grid, and Building Systems.

Fact Sheet: Advancing Clean Energy Research and Development in the President’s FY 2017 Budget

This 2017 fact sheet presents a comprehensive list of US government actions and countrywide efforts to promote solar power and other energy efficiency accomplishments. This resource will provide instructors and students with information on what the government has recently accomplished to encourage solar deployment and numerous other energy-saving endeavors across the nation.

DOE Updates National Reference Standard for Commercial Buildings to 90.1-2013

This news article can be beneficial when building curricular material on energy efficiency and policy. It outlines the Department of Energy’s 2014 ruling to adopt ASHRAE/IES’s 2013 building standards as the official national standard. The updated building standards can be found here.

December 24, 2014

Training Webinars offered by the Clean Energy Solutions Center

 Incorporate training material from the Clean Energy Solutions Center into your classroom instruction with webinars on various clean energy policy topics.

Better Buildings Residential Program Solution Center

 This repository of examples, lessons, and resources will be useful in developing curricular materials on energy efficiency in residential areas. It shows how the energy sector is using creative practices and partnerships to reduce energy consumption across the US by assisting with the planning, operation, and evaluation of new and existing energy programs.

Sustainable Energy for All: A Global Action Agenda

 The Sustainable Energy for All initiative desires to eliminate energy poverty and enhance global prosperity by transforming the world’s energy systems with a merger of economic growth, social equity and a thriving environment. They are delivering a global action plan based on the reasoning that sustainable development is not possible without sustainable energy. Use this […]

En.Lighten: Efficient Lighting for Developing and Emerging Countries

The En.Lighten initiative is spearheading a large-scale effort to transform the global market and build cooperation among international stakeholders to share knowledge and information, create policy, address technical issues, and develop country-specific efficient lighting strategies. Use this resource in developing curricular materials on energy efficiency and sustainable global practices.

Lighting Africa

Lighting Africa aims to open markets for the development of “green” off-grid lighting products in sub-Saharan Africa.  Utilize this resource in the formulation of curricular material on solar and sustainable energy practices in developing areas of the world.

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