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.
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
Be sure to check out our Toolkits for additional useful resources!
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This study calculates the number of jobs supported by the total green building construction market. It also estimates the number of jobs that can be attributed to USGBC as a result of developing the LEED rating system.
September 8, 2010
Free downloads of course covering the basics of building envelopes, HVAC, lighting, insulation, glazing, plumbing and electrical systems, construction materials, and the surrounding environment. Incorporates blueprint and design fundamentals. Focuses on construction engineering concepts. Introduces LEED and ENERGY STAR programs; relevant environmental, health and safety principles; impacts; and regulatory implications. Provides a broad overview of […]
This publication, “Advancing Education for Sustainability: Teaching the Concepts of Sustainable Building to All Students” is intended to “explore the critical role of the built environment in educating all students about sustainability”. To that end, the document “provides a set of core sustainable building concepts, examples of institutions that are successfully teaching their students about sustainability, […]
September 12, 2010
This publication from the U. S. Green Building Council in collaboration with Second Nature provides guidance on integrating green building curricula across all disciplines and fields of study.
December 20, 2010
This free document, intended for campus staff and faculty, discusses how to involve students in green building projects and facilitate their contributions to the LEED certification process. Specifically, the guide outlines three options for engaging students – course work, internships and volunteer opportunities – and provides implementation options for each.
Learning from nature to create non-toxic technologies is a fascinating subject described in these materials for educators who want to teach their students about biomimicry and give them a good grounding in the subject. Whether someone is completely new to biomimicry or relatively familiar with the subject, this information will provide a solid foundation about […]
April 11, 2011
The U.S. Green Building Council has created a document called “Advancing Education for Sustainability: Teaching the Concepts of Sustainable Building to All Students”
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This report identifies green job training programs that provide quality employment opportunities in the emerging green economy. While the section, Completing the Sustainable Model (p 20), provides corrections administrators ways to adapt existing training programs and build strategic partners that support the continuum of learning opportunities during a transition to a greener economy, it is […]
May 10, 2011
The U.S. Green Building Council (the creator of LEED green building certifications) provides numerous resources on creating green schools that are accessible at the link above.
May 30, 2011
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