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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Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®)

Green Building Certification Institute was established in 2008 to administer project certifications and professional credentials and certificates within the framework of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Green Building Rating Systems™.


Green Building Technologies Course

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 energy use and efficiency in structures and why they matter. Writing assignments, as appropriate for the discipline, are part of the course.


Green For All Retrofit America’s Cities: Programs Designed to Perform Energy-Efficiency Retrofits a

Through the Communities of Practice, Green For All connects people who are working throughout the country on programs and policies to weatherize and retrofit homes at the city scale while creating healthier ecosystems and  pathways out of poverty through green-collar jobs. On-the-ground practitioners, educators and program designers get to connect to each other, innovate together, and share their learning with the entire field via this “Retrofit America’s Cities Community of Practice.”  A variety of materials is also available for viewing.


Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) Net-Zero Energy Buildings National User Facil

The Berkeley Lab is building a “national user facility” that will attract researchers from around the U.S. and the world to study best practices for improving building energy efficiency. The lab will focus on creating net-zero energy buildings that create as much energy as they consume. The lab will test new air conditioning systems, lighting, on-site power generation, plus new kinds of roofs and skylights. Additionally, the lab will investigate new methods of constructing windows, walls and floors.


Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) BuildsGreen Energy Tool Kit

See how Los Angeles Community College District has implemented energy efficiency, green building and renewable energies on campus as a model for students, staff and the community. Includes descriptions of how LACCD is cost effectively moving to 100% renewable energies and conservation.


Los Angeles Trade-Technical College (LATTC) Green Workforce Education Curriculum and Instructional

A sampling of Green Workforce Education Curriculum and Instructional Materials.


National Green Building Program: Certifications & Education

The NAHB Research Center issues National Green Building Certification to all types of residential construction that meet the criteria of the ICC 700-2008 National Green Building Standard. Review this site for certification and education information.


National Association of the Remodelers Industry (NARI) Green Certified Professional (GCP) Program Gu

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) has established the Green Certified Professional (GCP) designation to promote the highest standards of green remodeling through credentialing of remodeling professionals. This handbook summarizes key aspects of the GCP program, and is intended to help you understand the process of certification and recertification.


National Green Building Standard

Link to order the 20012 National Green Building Standard. Chapters 7 (Energy) and 9 (IAQ) of this standard would pertain to home energy performance. This is an approved American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standard for green residential structures. This standard is only available for purchase. (Caution – Standards often do not cover the front innovative edge of green building, such as net zero or regenerative designs that are benign or even healing to their environment. This was developed by a member based organization.)


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.


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