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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EnviroAtlas

 The EnviroAtlas provides users access to information that will encourage understanding of the benefits people receive from nature. Interactive tools and resources show how these “ecosystem goods and services” are critically important to human health and will encourage sustainable decision-making practices.


Great Lakes College and Career Pathways Partnership

The Gateways to Green Building workforce partnership provides residents of high-poverty neighborhoods with various green construction occupational training opportunities. It aligns resources such as education and training programs, registered apprenticeships, state and local government, neighborhood organizations, and employers to address workforce and economic development needs. Training offerings are developed to respond to local employers’ needs, and currently focus on energy-efficient construction, construction industry safety, and hazardous-waste operations and emergency response.


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.


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