The SEED Center

Resource Center


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 to AACC members
  • Promote colleges becoming generally more innovative

Additionally, be sure to check out our Green Programs!

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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.

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.

Report – Energy Efficiency Resource Standards: State and Utility Strategies for Higher Energy Sa

This report documents how six state utilities are planning to ramp up their efforts to hit higher energy savings levels. Use these as case studies in curricular materials.

Report – Midwestern Ethanol Innovation: Maximizing Process Efficiency and Carbon Reduction

White paper provides an overview of opportunities for improving efficiency and environmental performance at corn ethanol plants. While progress on ethanol innovation is being made, there remains a large opportunity for broader adoption of these strategies.

Report on 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 $400 billion per year (the equivalent of about $2,600 per household). (January 2012)

Report: Energy Efficiency Resource Standards (EERS) – A Progress Report on State Experience

This report finds that states must overcome certain barriers in order to successfully meet EERS targets and states considering the adoption of an EERS should carefully consider these issues in the policymaking process.

Green Regions: Practical Solutions to Regional Issues

Green Regions supports regional councils (RCs) and metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) in their role of environmental stewards and managers. The Campaign builds the leadership of regions through webinars, research, best practices, leadership training and policy development.

Greenforce Initiative: Resources

This page list the extensive resources of  the Greenforce Initiative, an effort to strengthen the capacity of community colleges to develop, enhance or refine green career pathway programs in six regions of the U.S. Jobs for the Future (JFF) and National Wildlife Federation (NWF) are partners in this initiative.

Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) Certifications for Energy Manager and Energy Auditor

Since 1981 AEE has certified over 15,000 professionals, enabling them to receive special recognition for their expertise in a variety of specialized areas of the energy, power, green facilities, industry. AEE’s certification programs are recognized by such government agencies as the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Agency for International Development, as well as by Fortune 1000 corporations, utilities and energy service companies.

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