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
Be sure to check out our Toolkits for additional useful resources!
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Center for Green Schools – U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
Launched in September 2010, the Center for Green Schools builds upon the leadership, partnerships and programming the U.S. Green Building Council started through its Green Schools and Green Campus campaigns. The Center accelerates the transformation of schools and campuses through conversations with key decision-makers, collaboration with education and environmental associations and by offering tools and […]
June 1, 2011
National Wildlife Federation: Campus Ecology Webinar Resource
Webinars to help bring green and sustainability onto the campus and into the community on a variety of topics.
Residential Retrofit Program Design Guide
Follow this link to find the May 2011 US DOE Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) publication on the Residential Retrofit Program Design Guide.
June 2, 2011
The Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP)
This website shows the current status of energy codes state by state, and by country. Maps are available for implementation (those states participating in a compliance project, residential adoption (those states that have adopted the IECC), commercial adoption (those states that have adopted ASHRAE standard 90.1) and for global code status. – CLICK HERE for […]
August 16, 2011
US DOE: Building Energy Codes Program (BECP)
The Building Energy Codes Program offers software, available for download and web-based, to assess residential and commercial compliance. This software allows you to generate your own code-compliant insulation and window packages, or choose from pre-defined, prescriptive packages.
Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)
A bipartisan local government initiative that would allow property owners to finance energy efficiency and renewable energy projects for their homes and commercial buildings through an assessment on their property taxes for up to 20 years. PACE financing spreads the cost of energy improvements such as weather sealing, insulation, energy efficient boilers and cooling systems, […]
William McDonough’s Website
An international leader in the concept of green building. This website has materials to enhance curricula.
November 12, 2011
Home Performance Resource Center
This Resource Center provides curricular information on how to help energy businesses become successful in the energy efficiency arena as well as resources on career pathways, including a home performance careers self-assessment, and information on hiring and green jobs.
January 3, 2012
Book – Beyond Green Jobs: Building Lasting Opportunities in Energy Efficiency
California Construction Academy’s new book, Beyond Green Jobs describes how comprehensive, deep green energy efficiency can bring the best benefits to the environment and create good, long-term careers. It demystifies the construction industry, captures snapshots of innovative programs throughout the country, and provides a foundation to bring energy efficiency to scale.
April 3, 2012
Tool – Building for Environmental and Economic Sustainability (BEES)
The BEES (Building for Environmental and Economic Sustainability) software brings to your fingertips a powerful technique for selecting cost-effective, environmentally-preferable building products. The tool is based on consensus standards and designed to be practical, flexible, and transparent. BEES Online, aimed at designers, builders, and product manufacturers, includes actual environmental and economic performance data for 230 […]
April 27, 2012
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