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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TED Talk on Behavorial Science and Energy Bills

 This is a TED Talk video of Alex Laskey, an energy software designer, who discusses how behavioral science can lower people’s energy bills.


The Quadrennial Energy Review

The Quadrennial Energy Review (QER) enables the Federal Government to translate policy goals into a set of analytically based, integrated actions that include executive actions, legislative proposals, and budget and resource requirements for proposed investments, over a multi-year planning horizon.
The report includes the following:
– An integrated view of, and recommendations for, Federal energy policy in the context of economic, environmental, occupational, security, and health and safety priorities
– A review of the adequacy of existing executive and legislative actions and recommendations for additional executive and legislative actions, as appropriate.
 -An assessment of and recommendations for priorities for research, development, and demonstration programs to support key energy innovation goals.
– Identification of analytical tools and data needed to support further policy development and implementation.


Tools to Make an Impact

 A good resource to assist staff and students in developing actionable sustainability projects that will impact their campus and community. Also, check out the page Resources to Engage Others to help spread the importance of addressing climate change on campus, at home and in the community.


Tribal Energy System Vulnerabilities to Climate Change and Extreme Weather Report

 This report assesses the vulnerability of US tribal energy infrastructure and systems due to climate change, and increases understanding of these risks to encourage effective planning and management of these energy systems.


Webinar: Three Big Myths About Big Data and Energy Management

 This research study aims to identify the impact of vast amounts of data and advanced analytics on the management of enterprise-wide building portfolios through interviews with energy managers from large corporations, hospital systems, governments and educational institutions. The results highlight the early nature of using big-data analytics for enterprise-level energy management and focuses on three of the most pervasive myths: 1) One Size Fits All, 2) It’s all About Technology, and 3) Data Equals Information. Use this webinar in your classroom when discussing energy management for today’s large businesses and organizations.


Announcements – Energy Foundation

 The Energy Foundation is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization serving public interest in working to accelerate the transition to a clean energy economy. The Announcements page provides instructors and students with on-going information about the Energy Foundation’s work. A variety of information is posted, including: press releases, news articles, job openings and fillings, job growth analysis, etc.


Transition to Sustainable Buildings

Buildings represent the largest energy-consuming sector in the economy, with over one-third of all final energy and half of global electricity consumed there. As a result, they are also responsible for approximately one-third of global carbon emissions. With an expected population increase of 2.5 billion people by 2050, and given improvements in economic development and living standards, energy use in the buildings sector is set to rise sharply, placing additional pressure on the energy system. Within the existing built environment, deep renovations with best available technology and comprehensive building policies can significantly reduce energy demand. However, technologies and measures already exist that allow the buildings sector to be more energy efficient and sustainable, and thus to play its part in transforming the energy sector. This publication highlights a path forward for the buildings sector to be much less energy and carbon intensive, while investing in high-performance buildings and highly efficient products.


California’s Growing Green Economy

 This article showcases the spread and benefits of clean energy usage in both large and small businesses throughout the state of California over several decades. Educational and informative materials are presented through a variety of reports, maps, surveys, case studies, and interviews. These materials focus on how the implementation of AB 32 is currently supporting sustainable energy practices across California and how it can secure a sustainable energy future for the state via energy generation practices, energy efficiency, transportation, green building, etc.


Network Accessing Secondary Markets as a Capital Source for Energy Efficiency Finance Programs: Prog

 The State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network has released a report that looks at secondary market capital and scaling the energy efficiency industry. It defines secondary markets for energy efficiency, looks at energy efficiency-related secondary market transactions to date (2015), shares perspectives of key actors in secondary market transactions, and discusses considerations for program administrators in weighing the pursuit of secondary market capital against other program objectives.


VIDEO: IPCC Fifth Assessment Report – Synthesis Report

 This short but powerful video outlines an extremely comprehensive, up-to-date assessment of climate change: the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment and Synthesis Report. The video gives an overview of this document, written and explained in such terms that policy makers can better understand and accept the science provided within the report to effectively deal with the world’s changing climate, which is also a valuable classroom tool.

To view the written report, visit: https://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar5/

For presentations and speeches, go to:  https://www.ipcc.ch/presentations_and_speeches/presentations_and_speeches.shtml


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