The SEED Center

Resource Center


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 to AACC members
  • Promote colleges becoming generally more innovative

Additionally, be sure to check out our Green Programs!

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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.

Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) – Standardized Curricula

This curricula is aligned with the national standards and is free and available to the public. It is part of the National Association for State Community Assistance Program (NASCSP) site, which contains a ‘virtual’ library of all rules, regulations, policies and procedures required by DOE’s weatherization program.

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Residential Retrofit Guidelines

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) has tasked the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) with developing a suite of voluntary national guidelines for the work and workforce involved in residential energy efficiency retrofits. These guidelines will be built into a set of national certification and curricula within the next year.

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

This website, of the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), provides statistics and analysis on energy trends. A few of the tools they provide are outlined below.

The Electricity Data Browser is a new interactive tool providing comparative charts and graphs of net generation across all sectors.

Renewable and Alternative Fuel specific statistics including: data, analysis and projects, are also readily available.

Electric Power Monthly is a detailed report of net generation, consumption and fuel stocks on a month by month basis.

Updated Retrofit Installer Technician Job Task Analysis

Released in April, 2012 by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and with input from many educational and industry experts, this report can help educators cover all aspects of the job tasks related to this career position.

Case Studies in Water Management by the US Environmental Protection Agency

View this page for examples of the types of environmental benefits that result from lean implementation. Read full case studies of water reduction activities and the environmental implications of those activities.

Webinar – U.S. Department of Education Addresses HVACR Educators

On April 30, 2013 the U.S. Department of Education conducted a one hour webinar for HVACR educators to provide them firsthand information from Washington. Highlights include a blueprint to revise the Perkins Act, align curriculum to industry standards & assessments. Secondary programs provide students will skills necessary for employment, while creating articulation agreements with their post-secondary counterparts for due enrollment and seamless articulation. In the future states and local authorities will fund programs that can demonstrate the fields are in demand.

Webinar: Efficiency First – Business Opportunities In Whole-House Performance (June 7, 2011)

On this webinar, you will learn about the business opportunities in whole house performance and how transitioning over can impact your bottom line and increase profits.Use this to show students that technology knowledge can be combined with business development to improve business success while creating a better energy future for the country.

Webinar: Open Source Energy System Modelling with OSeMOSYS

The Clean Energy Solutions Center, in partnership with partnership with 21st Century Power Partnership and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, hosted this training webinar on OSeMOSYS, the open-source energy modelling system. Panelists discuss energy modelling using OSeMOSYS, a fully fledged systems optimization model for long-term energy planning that is a simple, powerful, and transparent tool for informing the development of local, national and multi-regional energy strategies.

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, and trend reports to assist in planning for sustainability in the future.

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