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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Teaching the Concepts of Sustainable Building to All Students

The U.S. Green Building Council has created a document called “Advancing Education for Sustainability: Teaching the Concepts of Sustainable Building to All Students”


The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) is dedicated to advancing energy efficiency as a means of promoting economic prosperity, energy security, and environmental protection. This website provides resources for energy efficiency including state and national energy policies, energy efficiency by sector, including residential; commercial; industrial; and transportation; events, publications, and consumer resources. The following links provide information on necessary policies and civic engagement opportunities at the federal and state levels.
– CLICK HERE for Federal Opportunities
– CLICK HERE for State Opportunities


The Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP)

This website shows the current status of energy codes state by state, and by country. Maps are available for implementation (those states participating in a compliance project, residential adoption (those states that have adopted the IECC), commercial adoption (those states that have adopted ASHRAE standard 90.1) and for global code status.
– CLICK HERE for Maps of Current Code Statuses


The Center for Environmental Education

The Center provides resources, curriculum, expertise and guidance to cultivate environmental leadership in education. While geared to K-12, some of the materials can be used for adult audiences.


The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)

The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) provides assistance to agricultural producers and rural small businesses to complete a variety of projects. Offering both loan guarantees and grants, the REAP program helps eligible applicants install renewable energy systems such as solar panels or anaerobic digesters, make energy efficiency improvements such as installing irrigation pumps or replacing ventilation systems, and conduct energy audits and feasibility studies.


Recovery Through Retrofit: Saving Homeowners Money and Creating Jobs

The Recovery Through Retrofit Report builds on investments made in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) to expand the home energy efficiency and retrofit market. Home retrofits can potentially help people earn money, as home retrofit workers, while also helping them save money, by lowering their utility bills. By encouraging nationwide weatherization of homes, workers of all skill levels will be trained, engaged, and will participate in ramping up a national home retrofit market.


Three Big Myths About Big Data and Energy Management

 This research study aims to identify the impact of vast amounts of data and advanced analytics on the management of enterprise-wide building portfolios through interviews with energy managers from large corporations, hospital systems, governments and educational institutions. The results highlight the early nature of using big-data analytics for enterprise-level energy management and focuses on three of the most pervasive myths: 1) One Size Fits All, 2) It’s all About Technology, and 3) Data Equals Information. Use this report in your classroom when discussing energy management for today’s large businesses and organizations.


Tool – Building for Environmental and Economic Sustainability (BEES)

The BEES (Building for Environmental and Economic Sustainability) software brings to your fingertips a powerful technique for selecting cost-effective, environmentally-preferable building products. The tool is based on consensus standards and designed to be practical, flexible, and transparent. BEES Online, aimed at designers, builders, and product manufacturers, includes actual environmental and economic performance data for 230 building products.


Tool to Explore Pathways to Clean Energy Economy

A new U.S. Department of Energy interactive online tool to help researchers, educators, and students explore future U.S. energy-use scenarios. The interactive Buildings, Industry, Transportation, and Electricity Scenarios (BITES) tool allows users to adjust inputs, such as electricity generation and transportation fuel use, to compare outcomes and impacts on carbon dioxide emissions and the U.S. energy mix.


Training Tomorrow’s Workforce: Community College and Apprenticeship as Collaborative Rou

This paper considers a complementary approach to increasing valued and marketable skills: scaling up apprenticeship programs, especially in combination with community college and other postsecondary education programs.


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