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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NREL Publications Database

 The US National Renewable Energy Lab Publications Database includes technical reports, journal articles, conference papers, patents, presentations, books, fact sheets and brochures on green energy topics from 1977 to the present.


Organizing and implementing an Energy Treasure Hunt (Industrial Training Videos)

 The Energy Treasure Hunt video series shows how to organize a creative and analytical project to find low cost energy saving opportunities. These training videos draw on the best practices and proven strategies of leading Energy Star partners and will make a valuable tool for class projects and community involvement.


DAYAWAY Renewable Energy Career Listings

 This resource provides college students with searchable listings of available clean energy jobs to help them prepare for and find renewable energy careers. Also, check out their suggested Reading List for more information on the green energy sector.


Energy Literacy Videos & Guide

The Energy Literacy Initiative produced the Energy Literacy Video Series and the Energy Literacy Quick Start Guide aligned with the Department of Energy’s, Energy Literacy: Essential Principles and Fundamental Concepts for Energy Education Framework. The videos help to engage students on the 7 Principles of energy outlined in the Framework.

The framework, lessons and guides are aligned to Common Core Standards and the Next Generation of Science Standards. The new Energy Literacy Video series and guides are a collaborative project with DOE, American Geosciences Institute, and the National Center for Science Education.


Green and Sustainability Jobs and Career Resources

 This article, on the state of green careers, provides information and resources for educators and students on current sustainable career trends and projections. Links to websites featuring sustainability related job offerings, disciplinary based sustainability associations, higher education consortia, and career pathways for students are included.


Pearson SEED Store

This resource provides access to additional educational resources from SEED Center partners and corporate sponsors. Pearson is the global leader in education publishing, providing quality educational solutions that span the post-secondary learning spectrum from college and career training through graduate studies and professional training and development. Please explore this bookstore for all your sustainability needs. We’re just getting started, so please keep checking back for updates and new materials.


Renewable Energy Standards

 This searchable database of renewable energy industry standards and publications includes guidelines for products, training, installation, performance and more. Standards for all divisions of renewable energy are included: bioenergy, geothermal, hydropower, ocean energy, solar and wind.


Report from the Inaugural National Energy Education Summit

 This report follows up on the National Energy Education Summit, created by the National Council for Science and the Environment, and is aimed to develop and advance partnerships that focus on transitioning the world towards a resilient and sustainable energy system. It emphasizes action through policy and practice to build relationships and increase motivation to contribute in the rapidly changing energy landscape.


Shared Solar: Current Landscape, Market Potential, and the Impact of Federal Securities Regulation

Analysis from the NREL finds that shared solar programs could be the answer for those households and businesses that cannot host on-site photovoltaic (PV) systems. The report discusses the current business and legal environment for shared solar, addresses regulatory and market issues beyond legislation, and looks at market deployment potential.


Standard Energy Efficiency Data (SEED) Platform

 This opensource software application allows cities and states to streamline the process of managing and standardizing building energy data for better energy efficiency program design and implementation.

To maximize the success of the platform, the SEED Platform Collaborative was created to provide technical support, a peer community and opportunities to provide input on future software development.


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