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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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Many Shades of Green: Diversity and Distribution of California’s Green Jobs

Many Shades of Green provides the most comprehensive green jobs accounting to date, systematically tracking the most recent available data on green companies, job type, location and growth across every sector and region of California.

September 8, 2010

Michigan Saves Partnership Creating On-Bill Loan Financing of Energy Efficiency Improvements

Michigan Saves is an innovative program to help all types of Michigan energy consumers—businesses, institutions, and residents—afford energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades. Michigan Saves will finance the installation of energy measures with no upfront cost to utility customers.

Building Performance Institute (BPI) Test Centers

This site provides a list of BPI Test Centers providing training and proctoring for the BPI written and field examinations for BPI certifications.

Building Performance Institute (BPI) Field Guides

This site features detailed guides that list the requirements that candidates must specifically meet during on-site field testing for BPI certifications. The certifications include AC Heat Pump, Building Analyst, Envelope, Heating and Manufactured Housing.

Building Performance Institute (BPI) Testing Knowledge Lists

The documents on this site include analysis of the knowledge areas, subject areas, and detailed tasks that are testable for BPI professional certifications for Air Conditioning, Building Analyst, Envelope Professional, Heating Professional and Manufactured Housing Professional.

Los Angeles Trade-Technical College (LATTC) Green Workforce Education Curriculum and Instructional

A sampling of Green Workforce Education Curriculum and Instructional Materials.

Recovery Through Retrofit: Saving Homeowners Money and Creating Jobs

The Recovery Through Retrofit Report builds on investments made in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) to expand the home energy efficiency and retrofit market. Home retrofits can potentially help people earn money, as home retrofit workers, while also helping them save money, by lowering their utility bills. By encouraging nationwide […]

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Industry Sector Opportunities: Women Working in Green Construction &

This fact sheet discusses how workforce development professionals have a unique opportunity to coalesce the interests of employers and potential employees while helping to ensure that women are poised to take full advantage of the green economy; especially in green construction and energy efficiency retrofitting, renovation, and energy sourcing.

Green Jobs in the Residential Energy Efficiency Industry: The Home Performance Industry Perspective

This link is to a variety of employment studies, including “Green Jobs in the Residential Energy Efficiency Industry: The Home Performance Industry Perspective on Training & Workforce Development ,” produced by Efficiency First (Elizabeth Redman.) The link is to a Resource Center that provides research and intelligence for the design and implementation of successful energy […]

Training Tomorrow’s Workforce: Community College and Apprenticeship as Collaborative Rou

This paper considers a complementary approach to increasing valued and marketable skills: scaling up apprenticeship programs, especially in combination with community college and other postsecondary education programs.

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