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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Standard Energy Efficiency Data (SEED) Platform

 This opensource software application allows cities and states to streamline the process of managing and standardizing building energy data for better energy efficiency program design and implementation.

To maximize the success of the platform, the SEED Platform Collaborative was created to provide technical support, a peer community and opportunities to provide input on future software development.


Sustainable Building Science Technology Degree Program

 The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Sustainable Building Science Technology (SBST) degree program will educate students to manage structures that are healthier and more durable, efficient, economical, and sustainable. This 90-credit degree program emphasizes upper-level coursework that focuses on building science, energy codes, building codes, and facility management.


The Center for Green Schools

 This organization works to create and support programs, resources and partnerships that promote the development of green education facilities/schools and greening of the curricula. They provide a variety of resources to help educators provide curricula infused with environmental sustainability and green facilities concepts.  With an emphasis on K-12, there are also resources for higher education.


Tools to Make an Impact

 A good resource to assist staff and students in developing actionable sustainability projects that will impact their campus and community. Also, check out the page Resources to Engage Others to help spread the importance of addressing climate change on campus, at home and in the community.


Tools, Strategies and Lessons Learned from EPA Green Infrastructure Technical Assistance Projects

 This publication lays out a plan to accelerate the use of green infrastructure in normal business practices as a tool to manage stormwater, invest in infrastructure and for community growth.  The report details success stories and lessons learned for real-world, tested solutions to these issues.


Webinar: Exploring the National Urban Green Infrastructure Workforce

 As cities across the nation invest in green infrastructure, they simultaneously support public and private jobs and create new workforce development training needs. This webinar explores occupations affected by this growth through six case studies of cities using green infrastructure for stormwater management, resilience to climate change, and to improve the lives of all citizens.
(Note: Users may have to install a free WebEx add-on to their internet browser in order to view the webinar.)

For access to the webinar slides, CLICK HERE


Transition to Sustainable Buildings

Buildings represent the largest energy-consuming sector in the economy, with over one-third of all final energy and half of global electricity consumed there. As a result, they are also responsible for approximately one-third of global carbon emissions. With an expected population increase of 2.5 billion people by 2050, and given improvements in economic development and living standards, energy use in the buildings sector is set to rise sharply, placing additional pressure on the energy system. Within the existing built environment, deep renovations with best available technology and comprehensive building policies can significantly reduce energy demand. However, technologies and measures already exist that allow the buildings sector to be more energy efficient and sustainable, and thus to play its part in transforming the energy sector. This publication highlights a path forward for the buildings sector to be much less energy and carbon intensive, while investing in high-performance buildings and highly efficient products.


Green Infrastructure and the Sustainable Communities Initiative

 HUD’s Green Infrastructure and the Sustainable Communities Initiative report showcases the climate and economic resilience benefits of green infrastructure in 30 communities.


Greenbuild International Conference and Expo

 Greenbuild is a yearly event featuring workshops, lectures, research, and networking opportunities for students, professionals, and anyone else interested in sustainable building practices.


VIDEO: IPCC Fifth Assessment Report – Synthesis Report

 This short but powerful video outlines an extremely comprehensive, up-to-date assessment of climate change: the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment and Synthesis Report. The video gives an overview of this document, written and explained in such terms that policy makers can better understand and accept the science provided within the report to effectively deal with the world’s changing climate, which is also a valuable classroom tool.

To view the written report, visit: https://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar5/

For presentations and speeches, go to:  https://www.ipcc.ch/presentations_and_speeches/presentations_and_speeches.shtml


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