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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NREL Publications Database

 The US National Renewable Energy Lab Publications Database includes technical reports, journal articles, conference papers, patents, presentations, books, fact sheets and brochures on green energy topics from 1977 to the present.


Oberlin Environmental Dashboard

 This tool measures and tracks electricity and water usage in schools, businesses, public facilities and homes and is then able to translate this information into animated graphics. Each building has a unique “dashboard” to educate, motivate and empower occupants to make better informed choices that conserve resources. While this program is designed for a specific town, they offer assistance in bringing this project to other communities or college campuses!


Online Curriculum Lessons

 These online curriculum modules, developed to include dynamic computer models with real-world data, explore unanswered questions scientists are facing today. Lessons on a variety of topics are available: fresh water, the future of the Earth’s climate, how to feed a growing population, energy choices and more. Though developed for high school students, these lessons can be adapted for higher education use.


Clean Power Plan

 After decades of discussion about the need to reduce carbon emissions from power plants, the EPA proposed a commonsense plan in 2014 to cut carbon pollution from power plants.  The plan is designed to maintain an affordable, reliable energy system, while cutting pollution and protecting our health and environment. This resource follows the proposal through the legal system and provides updates and information as it occurs.


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.


Curriculum and Resources for the Construction and Design Industry

By sharing curricular materials related to building science, The Joint Committee on Building Science Education aims to improve development and effectiveness of green building design and construction programs.


DAYAWAY Renewable Energy Career Listings

 This resource provides college students with searchable listings of available clean energy jobs to help them prepare for and find renewable energy careers. Also, check out their suggested Reading List for more information on the green energy sector.


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 to Common Core Standards and the Next Generation of Science Standards. The new Energy Literacy Video series and guides are a collaborative project with DOE, American Geosciences Institute, and the National Center for Science Education.


Environmental Performance Index

 The Environmental Performance Index (EPI) is a resources that ranks countries across the globe on how well they perform with high-priority environmental issues. The two areas they are graded in are: protection of human health from environmental harm and protection of ecosystems. In addition to an interactive map of results and a break down of many of the environmental issues countries are graded on (water and sanitation, energy, air quality, etc.), educators and students will also find access to news articles, case studies and blogs on related topics.


Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment Report

 The Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment Report (GTR) is produced by the Renewable Energy Policy Network and provides an overview of renewable energy market, industry, investment and policy developments worldwide.


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