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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Book – Beyond Green Jobs: Building Lasting Opportunities in Energy Efficiency

California Construction Academy’s new book, Beyond Green Jobs describes how comprehensive, deep green energy efficiency can bring the best benefits to the environment and create good, long-term careers. It demystifies the construction industry, captures snapshots of innovative programs throughout the country, and provides a foundation to bring energy efficiency to scale.


Case Study – Freeport LNG Development LP

Read how Freeport LNG Development, L.P. has developed an innovative warming air tower process for re-gasification of LNG that reduces nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions, saves fuel costs, increases natural gas throughput to the market, and does not impact marine environment.


Connections to Electricity Use Data and Information

The maps provided here show how your electric utility compares to others when it comes to providing you with data. Dive into the maps to see what data your utility provides you. Have your students think about policies they could support that would provide more useful information to energy users and that would help reduce pollution and resource waste. (Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in support of the Open Government Initiative to make energy data transparent, participatory, and collaborative.)


Financing for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

This U.S. Department of Energy website section of their Solutions Center provides information on designing clean energy financing programs for state, local, and tribal governments. These materials help understand what can be done to make energy efficiency and renewable energies more affordable.


Green and Sustainable Building Reference Guide

Reference guide on green and sustainable building. This reference guide includes links to both popular materials and more technical information. It is not an exhaustive list and it includes information that will help you continue research at your local library.


Green Building Course Materials Guide

This site describes the course materials available from Cengage in the arena of energy efficiency and green building.


Keeping It in the Community: Sustainable Funding for Local Energy Efficiency Initiatives

This report describes several local funding options and provides examples where each has been adopted. Options discussed include utility partnerships; licensing, service, or waste fees; energy or carbon taxes; systems benefit funds; bonds; and options to capture the value created by avoided energy costs to create self-sustaining funds through revolving loan funds or other mechanisms. (May 2012)


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

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)


Efficiency First: Policy Initiatives

Efficiency First provides information about public policy, at the state and national levels, to promote the benefits of efficiency retrofitting and to help the industry grow to meet demand for quality residential energy improvements.


Home Performance Resource Center

This Resource Center provides curricular information on how to help energy businesses become successful in the energy efficiency arena as well as resources on career pathways, including a home performance careers self-assessment, and information on hiring and green jobs.


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