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
Be sure to check out our Toolkits for additional useful resources!
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Energy Storage Association
The U.S. Energy Storage Association (ESA) is the national trade association dedicated to energy storage. Students and educators can find information here about a broad spectrum of energy storage technologies: mechanical, thermal, electrochemical, pumped hydropower, etc., and how they are being used to design a more sustainable energy grid. (Some pages may be members-only)
June 16, 2021
5 Graphics that Explain Clean Energy Jobs in Rural America
Instructors can utilize these graphics in the classroom for visual illustrations of the clean energy career field. The graphics focus on rural areas where clean energy jobs are prevalent, show trends in growth over time, and also depict the extent of job losses during the recent economic downturn. The clean energy jobs represented in these […]
June 19, 2021
U.S. Department of Energy-Sponsored Map to Guide Students Into Careers Without Degrees
Community colleges and job seekers can use this resource tool to combat climate change, support infrastructure, and bolster the workforce. Energy efficiency has a key role to play at the intersection of these goals but access to workers remains a challenge in this sector. A green buildings career map, developed by the non-profit Interstate Renewable Energy Council […]
June 25, 2021
World Resource Data Maps (by Resource Watch)
Resource Watch features hundreds of data sets all in one place that inform about the state of the planet’s resources and citizens. Users can visualize challenges facing people and the planet, from climate change to poverty, water risk to state instability, air pollution to human migration. This makes a great resource for both in-class discussion […]
July 26, 2021
U.S. Energy Atlas
The U.S. Energy Atlas is a comprehensive reference for data and interactive maps of energy infrastructure and resources in the United States. Instructors can utilize the many maps included when creating classroom materials. A tab for “Energy Infrastructure and Resources Maps” includes maps for energy, natural gas, wind, hydroelectric, petroleum, and much more. Another tab […]
DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Funding Opportunities
The Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) primarily supports research and development on energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. Whether you are a consumer, a business, or a state government, there are funding opportunities through EERE and the DOE. Most EERE awards are selected competitively through funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) […]
September 14, 2021
Map Your Clean Energy Career
Discover new opportunities in bioenergy, green buildings, hydrogen and fuel cells, solar and wind through career maps. These maps will highlight the training needed and routes to take to advance in these fields. Check out each of the maps on the US Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s website.
Weatherization Training Providers
These organizations provide a variety of trainings and services to the Weatherization Assistance Program network. Most have been accredited by IREC (Interstate Renewable Energy Council) to provide training on one or more of the four Home Energy Professionals (HEP) certifications. These include Quality Control Inspector, Energy Auditor, Retrofit Installer, and Crew Leader. For a current […]
BEST College & Program Directory
These community colleges from around the United States are active members of the BEST Network of Colleges. They offer a variety of building operations/ performance programs including HVACR, Building Automation, Sustainable Facilities Operations, and Building Controls. Check out the list here.
Federal Funding Opportunities for Local Decarbonization (FFOLD)
Many federal funding opportunities exist for advancing local decarbonization efforts. Navigating those opportunities and making strategic decisions on how to best utilize the funds available can be challenging. This tool helps local governments prioritize and leverage existing federal funding to advance system-wide energy transition goals—from block grants and technical assistance to competitive grants, loans, and […]
November 2, 2021
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