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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

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How to Become a Certified Energy Rater

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.

September 8, 2010

Energy Efficiency Services Sector: Workforce Size and Expectations for Growth

The energy efficiency services sector (EESS) is poised to become an increasingly important part of the U.S. economy. Energy supply and climate change concerns, volatile and increasing energy prices, and a desire for greater energy independence have led many local, state and national leaders to support an increasingly prominent role for energy efficiency (EE) in […]

Energy Star Training

ENERGY STAR offers free online training to help you improve the energy performance of your organization. See how EPA can help you lower operating costs, improve your energy management program, and expand your professional development.

Free Energy Efficiency Online Training Materials

This Energy Star website includes annimated and self-guided presentation as well as pre-recorded training on how-to improve energy performance.

Green For All Retrofit America’s Cities: Programs Designed to Perform Energy-Efficiency Retrofits on America’s Buildings

The Building Technologies Office provides resources that allow planners, designers, and owners to focus on energy-use goals from the first planning stages through post-retrofit monitoring.

North American Technician Excellence (NATE) Certification KATEs

NATE simplifies the certification process with its Knowledge Areas Of Technician Expertise (KATEs). The KATEs divide the certification process into tests for installation, service and senior-level technicians. The tests recognize different levels of experience and knowledge, and because you decide which tests to take, you can tailor your NATE certification to your interests, and skill […]

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.

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 […]

Weatherization Curricula, Competencies, and Training Tools

Weatherization Curricula, Competencies, and Training Tool from the Weatherization Assistance Program Technical Assistance Center

Commercial Buildings College Course from ENERGY STAR

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) college-level course on commercial building efficiency for students and professionals in the field of energy and facility management. Available at no cost as an off-the-shelf package. It gives students an understanding of the practice and policy of energy efficiency in the built environment. The course offers an in-depth examination of […]

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