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The Resource Center organizes resources around 7 green economy “Sectors” and 7 “Topics.”

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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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A Path to Sustainable Energy by 2030

 This essential material is for use in all energy related courses and informal energy education settings .  It describes how humans can move to a sustainable energy future via a complete conversion from the current fossil fuel based energy system to the use of renewables (e.g. solar, wind, and hydro systems). Links to many articles and studies are provided, including: energy […]

March 12, 2015

Global and U.S. Roadmaps for converting to Wind, Water, and Sunlight

 This suite of resources presents plans for both the Untied States and the world on how to meet energy needs now with renewable energies and energy efficiency that will pay for themselves while creating jobs. The information presented is expanded upon with links to a multitude of studies, interviews, presentations and articles.

Network Accessing Secondary Markets as a Capital Source for Energy Efficiency Finance Programs: Prog

 The State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network has released a report that looks at secondary market capital and scaling the energy efficiency industry. It defines secondary markets for energy efficiency, looks at energy efficiency-related secondary market transactions to date (2015), shares perspectives of key actors in secondary market transactions, and discusses considerations for program […]

InTeGrate-Developed Modules and Courses

 This resource has teaching modules about sustainable futures for undergraduate courses. The content covers such topics as climate change, national hazard risks, geoscience methods, human interactions with the earth, and decision making for a more sustainable future. Each module provides custom materials for both instructors and students; including reading, PowerPoint presentations, and interactive maps, as well […]

March 30, 2015

Tools for Building Employer-Educator Partnerships

 This resource presents a strategy to integrate educational instruction with workforce development to create academic and practical solutions for building partnerships and to and create useful career pathways.

Sustainable Communities Initiative Resource Library

The Sustainable Communities Initiative Resource Library houses the products of HUD’s Sustainable Community Initiative Grantees. This online library catalogs local and regional comprehensive plans, model codes, tools, fact sheets, and reports. Browse materials by category: economic development, climate resilience, implementation, equity engagement, performance measures; outcomes, and land use, development investment.

Energy Literacy Videos & Guide

The Energy Literacy Initiative produced the Energy Literacy Video Series and the Energy Literacy Quick Start Guide aligned with the Department of Energy’s, Energy Literacy: Essential Principles and Fundamental Concepts for Energy Education Framework. The videos help to engage students on the 7 Principles of energy outlined in the Framework. The framework, lessons and guides are aligned […]

What Cities Should Do: A Guide to Resilient Power Planning

This 2015 paper describes a plan of action for cities to become more “power resilient” using new technologies like solar and battery storage, which can be more reliable than diesel generators. Resilient power planning helps protect vulnerable populations from harm when severe weather causes power outages.

Sustainable Cities Institute

The Sustainable Cities Institute provides vetted and practical resources to identify and implement solutions to advance cities and sustainability professionals’ goals and to help them strengthen their communities. This site offers a robust collection of city profiles, case studies, model policies, and communication tools for providing elected leaders, staff, and engaged stakeholders a set of […]

Creating Resilient Cities

 Arup, Siemens and RPA have conducted research and collected resources related to the role of technology in enhancing the resilience of cities and their critical infrastructure systems. Online resources include transportation, building systems, water management, and the electricity grid.

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