The Resource Center organizes resources around 7 green economy “Sectors” and 7 “Topics.”
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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
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ENERGY STAR offers free online training to help you improve the energy performance of your organization. See how EPA can help you lower operating costs, improve your energy management program, and expand your professional development.
The EPA protocols and DOE guidelines are intended for voluntary adoption by weatherization assistance programs, federally funded housing programs, private sector home performance contracting organizations, and others working on residential retrofit or remodeling efforts. Together, the complementary documents will: provide a robust and practical set of resources for retrofit contractors, trainers, and program administrators; help improve the quality of the work performed in this expanding industry; promote occupant health and safety; and drive consumer demand for energy efficiency retrofit services.
List of equipment needed, and other materials, for a weatherization training center from the Pennsylvania College of Technology (PCT) Weatherization Training Center (WTC).
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(Updated – April, 2011)
This Energy Star website includes annimated and self-guided presentation as well as pre-recorded training on how-to improve energy performance.
The Building Technologies Office provides resources that allow planners, designers, and owners to focus on energy-use goals from the first planning stages through post-retrofit monitoring.
This link is to a variety of employment studies, including “Green Jobs in the Residential Energy Efficiency Industry: The Home Performance Industry Perspective on Training & Workforce Development ,” produced by Efficiency First (Elizabeth Redman.) The link is to a Resource Center that provides research and intelligence for the design and implementation of successful energy retrofit initiatives. Related webinar and presentation are also available at the site.
This directory provides information on 4-year universities which are offering undergraduate and graduate courses in renewable energy and energy efficiency. Courses may be searched by State, Technology or both
. If you are looking for programs that are less than 4 years, workshops, or hands-on training, visit their companion directory of Training Providers
for energy efficiency and renewable energy training courses.
A sampling of Green Workforce Education Curriculum and Instructional Materials.
Many Shades of Green provides the most comprehensive green jobs accounting to date, systematically tracking the most recent available data on green companies, job type, location and growth across every sector and region of California.
This field guide provides a single source for the best of what MCAAA knows what to do and how to do it. It is not only for the midwest states, but for other states around the country who are striving to implement high quality programs. It is the result of a strong partnerships and cooperation that the eight states share on a regular basis as they work throughout the region. This best practices field guide can be used to develop weatherization curricula.
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