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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Higher Education Curricular Toolkits

These resources and activities are intended to prepare higher education students for 21st century careers in green building and sustainability industries by integrating sustainability across the curriculum. Faculty are provided with access to resources and processes, organized to aid in teaching about sustainable topics. Toolkits are available on a variety of topics, including green building, zero waste, LEED, and sustainable land design and development. To access the materials, you must log in with a free user account.


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.


The Building Efficiency for a Sustainable Tomorrow (BEST) Center

For Automation Systems (BAS) Specialists as well as High Performance Building Operations Professionals (HPBOP). Expand your HVAC program, connect this to a business degree, or create a stand alone program. Demand for these workers outstrips the supply. They can help you be part of its national network of community and technical colleges interested in improving and/or developing new building science technician education programs. The Center will continue to archive model curriculum and disseminate and promote adoption of this model curriculum nationwide.

 


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.


A Guide to Greening Technical and Vocational Education for Institutions

This Guide is designed to help leaders and practitioners of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in improving their understanding and implementation of education for sustainable development (ESD) using a whole-institution approach to greening their institutions. The Guide reflects the objective of the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for TVET to assist TVET institutions in their journey towards transformation.


PBS Sustainability Classroom Resources

Video clips, essays, papers and more on sustainability topics. Great for incorporating into lesson plans, ranging from sustainable development to clean energy.


Report: Job Opportunities in Green Infrastructure

Jobs linked to the growth of green infrastructure are expected to expand in coming years and will provide valuable opportunities for urban residents seeking entry-level work with advancement potential, according to a report released March 27, 2017. The authors conclude that industry-led efforts to develop the first national green infrastructure certification program could professionalize the field and accelerate job growth.


Article: Strategies for Selling Green Building Services

Demand for green building services has steadily increased over the years. Industry owners want to make a less detrimental impact on the environment. They want to decrease their carbon footprint, so they opt for structures that incorporate recycled materials and use less energy to create.  Your clients may want green building options and other clients may not be interested or are worried about associated costs, so it can be challenging to market to them. Use this resource to understand different strategeis for understanding and selling green building services.


A Climate Resilient Benchmark for All from the Global South

 Rio de Janeiro becomes a benchmark city from the southern hemisphere with this resilience strategy to protect its environment and people from the stresses of climate change. It encompasses sustainable water management, infrastructure improvements, an initiative to place solar panels on public buildings and an urban resilience curriculum to educate the people. Though designed specifically for Rio de Janeiro, the strategies outlined in this report can be adapted to other cities as well.


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