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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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 […]
September 8, 2010
U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the LEED System
The USGBC is a non-profit organization committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter […]
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.
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) Net-Zero Energy Buildings National User Facil
The Berkeley Lab is building a “national user facility” that will attract researchers from around the U.S. and the world to study best practices for improving building energy efficiency. The lab will focus on creating net-zero energy buildings that create as much energy as they consume. The lab will test new air conditioning systems, lighting, […]
U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Course Catalog
An interactive source for LEED and green building courses, training and resourses offered by USGBC and approved by third-party courses.
Development Center for Appropriate Technology (DCAT)
DCAT is an organization that draws on extensive experience in traditional and alternative building and development, providing strategic support for the shift to sustainable building practices.
Flint Hills Technical College (FHTC) Sustainable Living Center Green Building and Sustainable Devel
Flint Hills Technical College has developed a Sustainable Living Center, offering focus to students and the broader community, showing how colleges can build public awareness and consumer demand for green living products.
Green For All Retrofit America’s Cities: Programs Designed to Perform Energy-Efficiency Retrofits on America’s Buildings
The Building Technologies Office provides resources that allow planners, designers, and owners to focus on energy-use goals from the first planning stages through post-retrofit monitoring.
Los Angeles Trade-Technical College (LATTC) Green Workforce Education Curriculum and Instructional
A sampling of Green Workforce Education Curriculum and Instructional Materials.
U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Industry Sector Opportunities: Women Working in Green Construction &
This fact sheet discusses how workforce development professionals have a unique opportunity to coalesce the interests of employers and potential employees while helping to ensure that women are poised to take full advantage of the green economy; especially in green construction and energy efficiency retrofitting, renovation, and energy sourcing.
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