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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Better Buildings Residential Program Solution Center

 This repository of examples, lessons, and resources will be useful in developing curricular materials on energy efficiency in residential areas. It shows how the energy sector is using creative practices and partnerships to reduce energy consumption across the US by assisting with the planning, operation, and evaluation of new and existing energy programs.


Campus and Course Conversations

These activities can be used by faculty as course assignments and by staff as campus or community activities. They will increase skills for civil discourse, reducing political polarization and stalemate, while increasing understanding of energy efficiency and renewable energies via a civic engagement opportunity. Students will discuss the benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energy and weigh in on energy policy.  This resource provides support for people to merge ideas and engage in actions geared toward creating a safe operating space for humanity on Earth, regardless of race, religion or political beliefs.

Through Curricular and Co-Curricular Activities, Campus and Course Conversations:
– Is easy to implement and is interesting for students
– Improves student engagement in getting to know each other across cultural and political divides, helping to reduce polarization and build understanding within our society
– Provides real world applications and critical thinking opportunities
– Improves students’ communication and civil discourse skills, helping them become better change agents
– Increases Civic Engagement and appreciation for democracy while reducing apathy


CLEAN Teaching Climate and Energy Science

Provides a guide for educators built off the original climate and energy literacy frameworks. Educators can find summaries of each principle, possible challenges when teaching the principle, suggested pedagogic approaches for each grade level for grades 6-16, and relevant teaching materials from the CLEAN reviewed collection. Look for connections to the Next Generation Science Standards coming soon!


DOE Updates National Reference Standard for Commercial Buildings to 90.1-2013

This news article can be beneficial when building curricular material on energy efficiency and policy. It outlines the recent Department of Energy’s ruling to adopt ASHRAE/IES’s 2013 building standards as the official national standard. The updated building standards can be found at: http://www.techstreet.com/ashrae


En.Lighten: Efficient Lighting for Developing and Emerging Countries

The En.Lighten initiative is spearheading a large-scale effort to transform the global market and build cooperation among international stakeholders to share knowledge and information, create policy, address technical issues, and develop country-specific efficient lighting strategies. Use this resource in developing curricular materials on energy efficiency and sustainable global practices.


Energy Efficiency Finance Programs: Use-case Analysis to Define Data Needs and Guidelines

This report was issued by the State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network’s Financing Solutions Working Group and prepared by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The report makes the case for establishment of common data collection practices for energy efficiency lending. (July 2014)


Energy Manager Today

 Use this interesting publication when planning curricular discourse around modern practices in energy management and stay updated with their free e-newsletter. The articles featured here provide the reader with prevalent news, plus helpful articles on a diverse range of topics including: Policy, Procurement, Monitoring, Conservation, On-Site Energy, Grid, and Building Systems.


Energy Star: Higher Education Resources

Check out these great resources from Energy Star for higher education. On this webpage you will find reading lists, syllabi, funding guidance, and other helpful resources.


Fact Sheet: Advancing Clean Energy Research and Development in the President’s FY 2017 Budget

 This fact sheet presents a comprehensive list of US government actions and countrywide efforts to promote solar power and other energy efficiency accomplishments. This resource will provide instructors and students with information on what the government has recently accomplished to encourage solar deployment and numerous other energy saving endeavors across the nation.


Federal Finance Facilities Available for Energy Efficiency Upgrades and Clean Energy Deployment

Resource guide that lists the various federal financing programs for which energy efficiency and clean energy qualify – meant to make it easier for state, local and tribal leaders, along with their partners in the private sector, to find capital for energy efficiency and clean energy projects.


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