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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Green Infrastructure Webcast Series

 The EPA’s Green Infrastructure Webcast Series features preeminent academics and professionals sharing their expertise on a range of topics related to green infrastructure. These educational videos are designed both for those first implementing green infrastructure plans, as well as for those looking to enhance established programs.


Article: Energy Efficiency – Expensive Luxury or Affordable Necessity?

This article discusses energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy in the housing market, particularly how such energy choices can assist with the problem of providing affordable housing and low-cost energy for those on a fixed income, such as war veterans and the elderly.


Better Buildings Project Integration Framework

This power point presentation is a step by step process to integrate the Better Buildings Guidelines into your community college curricula.


Climate Bonds Initiative

This international, investor-focused not-for-profit initiative focuses on mobilizing the $100 trillion bond market to benefit climate change solutions through market tracking, developing global standards, and providing policy models and advice.


EERE Funding Opportunity Exchange

 This is a searchable database of funding opportunity announcements through the U.S. Department of Energy.


Energy Technology Perspectives Data Visualisation

 This three-part interactive infographic depicts how the energy system could evolve between the present day and 2050 through scenarios based on varying amounts of carbon-emissions reduction. This tool can be worked into college curricular materials to make a great educational tool for the classroom or student projects. The three focuses of the visualizations depicted are:

– The Emissions Reduction visualization allows users to quickly and easily see what impact countries, technologies and sectors may have on carbon dioxide emissions in the decades to come.

– The Energy Flows visualization focuses on the transport, industry and buildings sectors, highlighting the different fuels (from oil to biofuels), sectors (from petrochemicals to residential) and end uses (from water heating to lighting) that will be affected in the years ahead.

– The transport visualization lets users compare selected indicators, from annual roadway travel to roadway length, across countries and regions.


Green Infrastructure Wizard (GIWiz)

 This interactive tool connects communities to EPA Green Infrastructure tools & resources designed to support and promote sustainable water management and community planning decisions. It assists users in analyzing problems, understanding management options, calculating costs and benefits, engaging stakeholders, and developing educational and outreach campaigns.


Guidelines for Policy Makers (Quality Infrastructure for Renewable Energy Technologies Series)

 This guide explains the fundamental concepts and benefits of developing and implementing quality infrastructure, plus provides guidance on how to incrementally develop this infrastructure in the renewable energy market.


LEED Climate Resilience Screening Tool for LEED v4 Projects

 The LEED Climate Resilience Screening Tool for LEED v4 Projects is a downloadable and flexible spreadsheet-based tool for green builders to identify resilience opportunities and risks by locating items that are either sensitive to changing climate conditions or that provide opportunity for climate adaptation, or both.


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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