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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Building Performance Institute (BPI) Job Board

For those students who have already earned a BPI certification, this website provides a list of available jobs across the country in the green building sector.


Webinar & Study: Global Energy Systems based on 100% Renewable Energy

A study shows a transition to 100% clean, renewable energies is highly realistic – even today, with the technologies currently available.

Christian Breyer, Professor for Solar Economy at LUT University, Finland and Hans-Josef Fell, President of the Energy Watch Group, present on their latest joint publication, the study on Global Energy Systems based on 100% Renewable Energy.The study, published April 2019, is the first of its kind to outline a 1.5°C scenario with a cost-effective, cross-sectoral, technology-rich global 100% renewable energy system that does not build on negative CO2 emission technologies.

Webinar is available to members of The International Solar Energy Society (ISES).


Article: Renewable Energy Could Power the World by 2050

Written by the “Climate News Network,” this article provides a synopsis of 47 peer-reviewed research papers by 91 different authors that agree that renewable energy can meet the world’s energy needs by the middle of this century.  Not only is it possible to power the world through wind, solar, and water, but this article also discusses the 28.6 million long-term, full-time jobs that will be created through the switch to renewable energies.  The article also provides links to various  research papers and resources for further reading.


The Center for Green Schools Curriculum Toolkits

The Center for Green Schools has multiple free curricular toolkits in green building design, operation, and construction, zero waste, and green careers to help students move into the high job growth area of green building design and construction.


2050 Energy Calculator

The 2050 Calculator allows users to create their own emissions reduction pathway, using scientific data to see the impacts. The Calculator is available in three versions to allow a range of audiences to explore how to best meet energy needs while reducing emissions: a simplified overview, a more detailed look at the issues, or a full Excel version for experts who want to look at the underpinning model.
While designed for the UK, the Energy Department there is now working with teams around the world to help them develop their own calculators, and is also building a Global Calculator to look at ways to reduce emissions worldwide.


350.org – Building a Global Climate Movement

 These climate-focused civic engagement opportunities can be built into higher education curricula through a wide variety of course topics and academic areas.


A Case Study In Micro-Credentialing for the Clean Energy Industry

 This case study reports on the micro-credential framework being developed in order to create competency-based skills validation that can be more responsive to rapidly changing industry needs and cross-over skills required between allied industries. This will bring a new credentialing option to certified energy auditors in the U.S. who want to expand their home health assessment expertise and offer more comprehensive services in the residential sector.


Department of Defense Strategic Sustainability Performance Plans

 These plans detail the Defense Department’s goals to mitigate operational risks posed by climate change effects such as: flooding, surging sea levels, severe weather and extreme temperatures. Managing the unavoidable effects and preparing for the possible ones will reduce risks to our national security.


Article: Affordable Solar Through Smart State Policy

Busting the myths about the affordability of solar energy, this real-life example shows how policy can make solar energy affordable to all building owners, with utility bill savings paying for the solar. Georgia’s Solar Power Free-Market Financing Act of 2015 allows wide access to solar power as well as cost-effective implementation.


Civil Society Review to Address Climate Change Internationally

 This organization involves social movements, environmental and development NGOs, trade unions, faith and other civil society groups to assess the climate commitments that have been put on the table through the UN climate negotiations. Their goal is to identify which countries are offering to do their fair share, which need to do more, and present recommendations on how to close the emissions gap.


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