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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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Realizing the Energy Efficiency Potential of Small Buildings

This report summarizes two years of research into the opportunities and challenges of delivering energy-efficiency strategies to small buildings. (June 2013)

June 13, 2013

New and Retrofit Green Schools: The Cost Benefits and Influence of a Green School on its Occupants

This report, published by McGraw-Hill Construction, reveals that K-12 and higher education institutions are achieving significant benefits from their green school efforts-both in improved health, wellbeing and performance, but also teacher and faculty satisfaction. The resulting data and intelligence provides a pulse on the green education market and how it will evolve over time.

Energy Star: Higher Education Resources

Check out these great resources from Energy Star for higher education. On this webpage you will find reading lists, syllabi, funding guidance, and other helpful resources.

December 21, 2013

Green Transition Scoreboard Report

The Green Transition Scoreboard (GTS) is a time-based global tracking of the private financial system for all sectors involved with green markets, producing a transparent line of sight toward the ethical progress of wealth building as defined by the triple bottom line of planet, people and profits.

December 30, 2013

Global Universities Partnership on Environment and Sustainability (GUPES)

A flagship program of UNEP’s Environmental Education and Training Unit (EETU). GUPES aims to promote the integration of environment and sustainability concerns into teaching, research, community engagement, the management of universities including greening of university infrastructure/facilities/operations, as well as to enhance student engagement and participation in sustainability activities both within and beyond universities. Educators can […]

October 6, 2014

Enhancing Sustainable Communities with Green Infrastructure

 Use this resource when developing curricular material on topics of green building and sustainability practices for cities. This guide is intended to assist communities with the development and implementation of plans to incorporate “green” infrastructure into their community. The information in this report covers strategies and various plans tailored to communities of differing economics, climate […]

December 24, 2014

Cool Roofs and Cool Pavements Toolkit

 The Cool Roofs and Cool Pavements Toolkit comprises information and resources on sustainable building practices designed to lower heat in cities. It includes an informative guide on the implementation of cool roofs and cool pavements at:, plus a searchable knowledgebase and an interactive forum for a wealth of information on heat-lowering technologies and ideas […]

Campus and Course Conversations

These activities can be used by faculty as course assignments and by staff as campus or community activities. They will increase skills for civil discourse, reducing political polarization and stalemate, while increasing understanding of energy efficiency and renewable energies via a civic engagement opportunity. Students will discuss the benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energy […]

Carbon Tool

 The Carbon Tool was created to bring sustainability into community decision-making and design by allowing users to measure their performance in land management, energy, water, waste removal, transportation, and building materials. It is a progressive spreadsheet-based assessment that, where utilized, can contribute to a significant reduction of a neighborhood or institution’s carbon footprint.

VIDEO: IPCC Fifth Assessment Report – Synthesis Report

This short but powerful video (last updated 2015) 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 policymakers can better understand and accept the science provided within the report to effectively deal with […]

March 12, 2015

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