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.
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
Be sure to check out our Toolkits for additional useful resources!
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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.
April 3, 2012
Financing for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
This U.S. Department of Energy website section 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.
April 27, 2012
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. (2010)
Case Studies in Water Management by the US Environmental Protection Agency
View this page for examples of the types of environmental benefits that result from lean implementation. Read full case studies of water reduction activities and the environmental implications of those activities.
Tool – Building for Environmental and Economic Sustainability (BEES)
The BEES (Building for Environmental and Economic Sustainability) software brings to your fingertips a powerful technique for selecting cost-effective, environmentally-preferable building products. The tool is based on consensus standards and designed to be practical, flexible, and transparent. BEES Online, aimed at designers, builders, and product manufacturers, includes actual environmental and economic performance data for 230 […]
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.
April 30, 2012
U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)
This website, of the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), provides statistics and analysis on energy trends. A few of the tools they provide are outlined below. The Electricity Data Browser is a new interactive tool providing comparative charts and graphs of net generation across all sectors. Renewable and Alternative Fuel specific statistics including: data, analysis and projects, […]
Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC)
The Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC) has free materials in energy efficiency, renewable energies, and other environmental topics. In addition to curricula and instructional materials, it includes occupational analyses and workforce analyses and trends.
May 21, 2012
Occupational Outlook Handbook: Heating, Air-conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installer
This site describes heating heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers job outlook and employment projections, along with the nature of the work.
June 18, 2012
Report: The Long-Term Energy Efficiency Potential – What the Evidence Suggests
This report explains how we can reduce overall energy consumption by 40 to 60 percent. The savings would benefit all parts of the economy including the residential, commercial, industrial, and transportation sectors. A pattern of productive efficiency investments would drive a net gain of almost two million jobs even as consumers save an average of […]
June 26, 2012
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