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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National Green Building Program: Certifications & Education
The NAHB Research Center issues National Green Building Certification to all types of residential construction that meet the criteria of the ICC 700-2008 National Green Building Standard. Review this site for certification and education information.
September 8, 2010
Architecture 2030: Roadmap to Zero Emissions
This reports is a flexible plan that describes emissions reduction targets in the building sector required to avert dangerous and irreversible climate change, including the actions and financing instruments needed to reach the targets. Architecture 2030 is committed to engaging the latest information and technologies to create buildings designed to dramatically reduce their environmental impact. The two […]
American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) How to Help Campuses Go G
A grant funded project providing resources to help educators use campuses as an example of how to build green.
Residental Energy Services Network (RESNET) Green Rater Certification
RESNET has established a new category of rater certification, RESNET Green Rater. The RESNET Green Rater has been trained and certified to inspect and verify the green features of a home in addition to the home’s energy performance.
Society of Building Science Educators (SBSE) Teaching Resources for Carbon-Neutral Design
The purpose of this resource is to provide practitioners, faculty and students with the means to meet the 2030 Challenge, that is, to be able to design and construct buildings to a state of carbon neutrality by the year 2030. The work included in this web resource is the result of a committed effort from […]
DOE – EERE: Improving the Energy Efficiency of Commercial Buildings
The Building Technologies Office (BTO) works with the commercial building industry to accelerate the uptake of energy efficiency technologies and techniques in both existing and new commercial buildings. By developing, demonstrating, and deploying cost-effective solutions, BTO strives to reduce energy consumption across the commercial building sector. On this website, you will find important publications, financial […]
Los Angeles Community College District’s (LACCD) BuildLACCD
See how Los Angeles Community College District has implemented energy efficiency, green building, and renewable energies on campus as a model for students, staff, and the community. Includes descriptions of how LACCD is cost-effectively reducing the carbon footprint of each of its buildings and modernizing students’ learning experiences.
Residental Energy Services Network (RESNET) Home Energy Rating Standards
RESNET’s Standards are officially recognized by the federal government for verification of building energy performance for such programs as federal tax incentives, the Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR program and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building America Program. RESNET Standards are also recognized by International Energy Conservation Code and state utility benefit funded residential energy […]
National Green Building Standard
Link to order the 20012 National Green Building Standard. Chapters 7 (Energy) and 9 (IAQ) of this standard would pertain to home energy performance. This is an approved American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standard for green residential structures. This standard is only available for purchase. (Caution – Standards often do not cover the front innovative […]
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Technologies
U.S. Department of Energy web site for information on energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies.
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