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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

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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 […]

July 13, 2012

Green Building Course Materials Guide

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

July 17, 2012

Updated Retrofit Installer Technician Job Task Analysis

Released in April, 2012 by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and with input from many educational and industry experts, this report can help educators cover all aspects of the job tasks related to this career position.

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. […]

September 17, 2012

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

This 2012 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.

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

Three Decades and Counting: A Historical Review and Current Assessment of Electric Utility Energy Efficiency Activity in the States (2012) – 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.

October 25, 2012

Report – Energy Efficiency Resource Acquisition Program Models in North America

This 2012 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 […]

January 7, 2013

Frontiers of Energy Efficiency: Next Generation Programs Reach for High Energy Savings

This report examines 22 program types and concepts to identify trends in their approaches to capturing cost-effective energy efficiency opportunities. It provides numerous examples of innovative programs. (January 2013)

January 9, 2013

Tool to Explore Pathways to Clean Energy Economy

A new U.S. Department of Energy interactive online tool to help researchers, educators, and students explore future U.S. energy-use scenarios. The interactive Buildings, Industry, Transportation, and Electricity Scenarios (BITES) tool allows users to adjust inputs, such as electricity generation and transportation fuel use, to compare outcomes and impacts on carbon dioxide emissions and the U.S. […]

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)

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