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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Residental Energy Services Network (RESNET) How to Become a Certified Energy Auditor/Raters and Qu

A Certified Home Energy Rater is a person trained and certified by an accredited Home Energy Rating Provider to inspect and evaluate a home’s energy features, prepare a home energy rating and make recommendations for improvements that will save the homeowner energy and money. Provides information on the path to becoming a Home Energy Rater.

Roadmap to a Green Campus

The Roadmap is a strategy guide for using the LEED green building certification program as a framework for developing and evolving campus-wide sustainability plans. Contained within the 100+ page document are more than 100 tools and resources to support campuses in their greening efforts and more than 20 unique profiles of college and university success stories. The guide was created with the support of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

Sector Resources for Energy Efficiency

This page provides sector resources on energy efficiency including information on news, conferences, funding opportunities and documents.

Sierra College Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT) Energy Training

CACT at Sierra College is working with utilities, manufacturers, commerical building owners and business owners, outreaching to them to show how energy effiiciency can help their businesses and then training their future energy technicians.

Green Business Guide

Review these resources and steps created to help businesses become more environmentally responsible and benefit from the growing green economy. A wealth of information is provided to facilitate the transition towards energy efficiency, compliance with environmental regulations, and a recognized “green business.”

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 resource when building curricular material for energy efficiency and economic growth on an international scale.

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.

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