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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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.

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 – 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: 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 – Next Generation Energy Efficiency Resource Standards (EERS)

Energy efficiency resource standards (EERS) have been a key tool for delivering energy savings in states across the country. Now states are looking to their energy efficiency policies to do more. New approaches to EERS can help them meet aggressive climate goals, lower costs, improve grid flexibility, and provide bill savings and healthier homes to those with the highest need. This report details progress in five states as they shift toward next-generation EERS policies. It concludes with recommendations for using EERS to deliver climate, cost, grid, and equity benefits

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.

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