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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EERE Funding Opportunity Exchange

 This is a searchable database of funding opportunity announcements through the U.S. Department of Energy.


Efficiency First Business Association

 Efficiency First provides educational and networking opportunities, advocates energy efficiency policy at a national level, and affords product and services discounts in the home energy efficiency industry. For educational materials, webinars, and resources, visit: http://www.efficiencyfirst.org/education/


Energy Efficiency Education and Professional Development

 This website provides a regularly updated list of resources on community colleges, universities, certificate programs and other training in the field of sustainable energy. It encompasses both general and specific skill training plus courses and seminars on energy efficiency and renewable energy topics – in some cases for free.


Energy Technology Perspectives Data Visualisation

 This three-part interactive infographic depicts how the energy system could evolve between the present day and 2050 through scenarios based on varying amounts of carbon-emissions reduction. This tool can be worked into college curricular materials to make a great educational tool for the classroom or student projects. The three focuses of the visualizations depicted are:

– The Emissions Reduction visualization allows users to quickly and easily see what impact countries, technologies and sectors may have on carbon dioxide emissions in the decades to come.

– The Energy Flows visualization focuses on the transport, industry and buildings sectors, highlighting the different fuels (from oil to biofuels), sectors (from petrochemicals to residential) and end uses (from water heating to lighting) that will be affected in the years ahead.

– The transport visualization lets users compare selected indicators, from annual roadway travel to roadway length, across countries and regions.


Global Atlas for Renewable Energy

 This mapping technology, also available as a mobile app, allows the user to overlay renewable energy resources on maps to visualize and assess the technical and economic potential of renewable energy in any given location. Maps are fully customize-able and can be saved for later reference or shared with others.


Midwest Energy News

 This news source provides educators and students with up-to-date information and policy news as the Midwest shifts from a fossil fuel based energy system to a more renewable one.


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.


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