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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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Green Jobs Final Report, The Northern Plains and Rocky Mountain Consortium

This report provides an excellent case study of green jobs, their impact on the workforce, and their role in today’s economy. Review this report for information on: Defining Green Jobs, New Emerging Technologies, Educational Resources, Licenses & Certifications, Training Programs & More! (January 2015)

October 25, 2012

Higher Education: Leading the Nation to a Safe & Secure Energy Future

A 2012 white paper from ACUPCC and Second Nature that explores how the federal government can develop and enhance energy efficiency and renewable energy incentives for colleges and universities.

Renewable Electricity Futures Study

This 2012 study explores the implications and challenges of very high renewable electricity generation levels—from 30% up to 90%, focusing on 80%, of all U.S. electricity generation from renewable technologies—in 2050.

Renewable Energy Competency Model

The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) worked with technical and subject matter experts from the Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), the National Renewable Energy Laboratories (NREL), and several industry associations to develop a competency model for renewable energy. The model is designed to evolve along with changing skill requirements. […]

October 26, 2012

Report – Green Jobs: Where Are They?

Research on firms engaged in the green economy around the country provides insight into how that economy can continue to promote the goals of workforce stakeholders seeking to create opportunities for marginalized workers. This brief explores these questions. (May 2012)

Sustainable Manufacturing Curriculum: Greening the Future by Educating Tomorrow’s Workforce

The curriculum is designed so that educators have the flexibility to incorporate these modules into their existing course material or parceled by topic. Each module requires approximately three hours of classroom time requiring up to nine hours implement the entire curriculum. The curriculum modules were built with flexibility in mind. They include many discussion questions […]

October 30, 2012

Report – 12,000 MW of Renewable Distributed Generation by 2020

The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC)’s 2012 report, 12,000 MW of Renewable Distributed Generation by 2020, analyzes the ambitious goal set forth by California Governor Edmund Brown’s office to spur 12,000 MW of distributed generation (DG). The report provides a careful analysis of the benefits, costs, and policy implications of the 12,000 MW goal to […]

ACORE’s Renewable Energy in the 50 States

American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) Renewable Energy in the 50 States reports provide an executive summary on the status of renewable energy implementation at the state level. These 2014-2015 reports are organized by region. View the Reports Below: Western Region Northeast Region Southeastern Region Midwestern Region

November 28, 2012

EPA’s Smart Growth Program

Learn about smart growth issues and environmental benefits. Find information about specific topics, resources, and examples of smart growth development, including the National Award for Smart Growth Achievement. Through research, tools, partnerships, case studies, grants, and technical assistance, EPA is helping America’s communities turn their visions of the future into reality.

Green Ways: A Jobs for the Future Initiative

The GreenWays initiative provides high-quality workforce services to employers and to workers seeking to advance their careers in the green economy.

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