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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Report – Energy Efficiency Resource Acquisition Program Models in North America

This report provides an explanation of different types of institutional delivery models currently in place across the United States and Canada to acquire energy efficiency as a predictable and reliable resource for meeting existing and future energy demands. This examination and comparison of eight different models yields a new understanding of the benefits and weaknesses states and provinces accepted when making choices during the development of these programs. Although the report focuses on programs targeting the industrial sector, the lessons learned are not specific to one sector or geographic region.


Report – Tax Reforms Could Save Energy, Create Jobs, and Pay for Themselves

The report looks at tax reforms that could be made in six major areas including promoting capital investment in manufacturing, encouraging advanced energy-saving technologies, and rationalizing depreciation schedules. The authors find that changes in these three areas would pay for themselves as the increased energy savings increase profits and tax receipts. (February 2013)


Report – Using Executive Orders to Advance Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

This brief highlights governor issued executive orders as they relate to energy efficiency or renewable energy. This report would be a good reading to include in any course that is addressing policy issues and systemic change related to energy, including introductory courses.


A Historical Review and Current Assessment of Electric Utility Energy Efficiency Activity in the Sta

Three Decades and Counting: A Historical Review and Current Assessment of Electric Utility Energy Efficiency Activity in the States – The emergence of energy efficiency as a valuable, cost-effective, and significant energy resource has established the foundation for a new era of energy efficiency, an era marked by continued expansion and innovation. Read The Report!


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.


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.


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