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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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Sustainable Energy in America Factbook

This extensive report provides information on the state of the US energy sector with helpful guides, charts, and graphs. It provides helpful insight into policy, deployment, financing, economics, and the market dynamics that goes into the wide variety of renewable energies.

June 25, 2013

The Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE)

A coalition of companies and trade associations from the energy efficiency, natural gas and renewable energy sectors, and also includes independent electric power producers, investor-owned utilities, public power, commercial end-users and project developers and service providers for environmental markets. View this website for helpful programs, reports, and quick facts on the sustainable energy field.

June 26, 2013

Clean Energy Solutions Center

The Clean Energy Solutions Center serves as a first-stop clearinghouse of clean energy policy reports, data and tools, and provides interactive expert assistance and training forums. The Solutions Center is an initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM), a global forum to share best practices and promote policies and programs that encourage and facilitate the […]

December 21, 2013

Green Transition Scoreboard Report

The Green Transition Scoreboard (GTS) is a time-based global tracking of the private financial system for all sectors involved with green markets, producing a transparent line of sight toward the ethical progress of wealth building as defined by the triple bottom line of planet, people and profits.

December 30, 2013

Living Machine for Onsite Wastewater Treatment

The Omega Center for Sustainable Living (OCSL) is an environmental education center and natural water reclamation facility built to meet the highest standards currently available in sustainable architecture. It is the first green building in the United States to achieve both LEED® Platinum and Living Building Challenge™ certification. This center is a great example of […]

December 31, 2013

Curriculum Design: Interdisciplinary Environmental and Sustainability Education on the Nation’s Camp

This report is the first in a series presenting the results of the 2012-13 National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) survey of IES baccalaureate and graduate academic program leaders in the United States. In it you will find ideal curricula for interdisciplinary environmental and sustainability academic programs.

January 5, 2014

How-to Guide: Campus Green Fund Implementation

Developed in partnership with the Campus Green Funds Collaborative, the Guide outlines best practices and lessons learned in designing, managing, promoting, and evaluating campus green funds and their respective projects. CGFs create the financial means for promoting sustainability in all areas of higher education; including academics, operations, administration, and engagement. They help to expand knowledge […]

March 2, 2014

Climate Neutral Campus Definitions

The term climate neutral evolved along with net zero and a number of other “green” labels. Using consistent terminology is important because using different terms for the same concept or category leads to confusion and disparate measurements for energy consumption and emissions. Consistency and accuracy in these areas lets research campuses know exactly how close […]

March 22, 2014

Jobs and Economic Development Impact (JEDI) Models

The Jobs and Economic Development Impact (JEDI) models are user-friendly tools that estimate the economic impacts of constructing and operating power generation and biofuel plants at the local and state levels. First developed by NREL’s Wind Powering America program to model wind energy impacts, JEDI has been expanded to analyze biofuels, coal, concentrating solar power, […]

The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)

The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) provides assistance to agricultural producers and rural small businesses to complete a variety of projects. Offering both loan guarantees and grants, the REAP program helps eligible applicants install renewable energy systems such as solar panels or anaerobic digesters, make energy efficiency improvements such as installing irrigation pumps or […]

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