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The Resource Center organizes resources around 7 green economy “Sectors” and 7 “Topics.”

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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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U.S. Metro Economies: Green Jobs in U.S. Metro Areas

In this report, the U.S. Conference of Mayors have examined the economic benefits of the ‘Green Economy’ – that part of economic activity which is devoted to the reduction of fossil fuels, the increase of energy efficiency, and the curtailment of greenhouse gas emissions.

September 8, 2010

Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN)

Join the Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN) to be a part of the climate and energy education discussion and activity with other scientists, educators, policy makers, community leaders, students and engaged citizens and also explore the CLEAN Collection of educational resources which includes nearly 600 educational resources for grades 6-16 which are all […]

Green Business Guide

Review these resources and steps created to help businesses become more environmentally responsible and benefit from the growing green economy. A wealth of information is provided to facilitate the transition towards energy efficiency, compliance with environmental regulations, and a recognized “green business.”

December 20, 2010

Workforce Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals (EERE)

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals project fosters the growth of a high quality residential energy upgrade industry and a skilled and credentialed workforce. The project has three components: 1) Guidelines for quality work, 2) Guidelines for effective training, 3) Guidelines for professional certifications.

Environmental Protection Agency’s Healthy Indoor Environment Protocols for Home Energy Upgrades

The EPA protocols and DOE guidelines are intended for voluntary adoption by weatherization assistance programs, federally funded housing programs, private sector home performance contracting organizations, and others working on residential retrofit or remodeling efforts. Together, the complementary documents will: provide a robust and practical set of resources for retrofit contractors, trainers, and program administrators; help […]

Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) – Standardized Curricula

This curricula is aligned with the national standards and is free and available to the public. It is part of the National Association for State Community Assistance Program (NASCSP) site, which contains a ‘virtual’ library of all rules, regulations, policies and procedures required by DOE’s weatherization program.

CA Workforce Education & Training Needs Assessment for Energy Efficiency, Demand Response & Distributed Generation

This report offers California’s first comprehensive analysis of job impacts from the state’s energy efficiency policies and workforce preparation in affected occupations.  It examines all policies and programs that encourage energy efficiency in homes and businesses, reduce peak demand, and encourage localized renewable energy generation. (March 2011)

March 18, 2011

Teaching the Concepts of Sustainable Building to All Students

The U.S. Green Building Council has created a document called “Advancing Education for Sustainability: Teaching the Concepts of Sustainable Building to All Students”

April 11, 2011

U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Webinar Subscription

Purchase this subscription to access archived and new webinars on current innovations and best practices in sustainable building and LEED.

Report: Driving Demand for Home Energy Improvements

This report is aimed at energy efficiency program designers at community colleges, anyone interested in building market demand as well as others (e.g. policymakers). It covers how motivating homeowners to seek energy improvements is crucial to building a green economy and fully utilizing the public programs that support energy efficiency. (September 2010)

April 25, 2011

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