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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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.


Occupational Outlook Handbook: Heating, Air-conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installer

This site describes heating heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers job outlook and employment projections, along with the nature of the work.


Architecture 2030: Roadmap to Zero Emissions

This reports is a flexible plan that describes emissions reduction targets in the building sector required to avert dangerous and irreversible climate change, including the actions and financing instruments needed to reach the targets. Architecture 2030 is committed to engaging the latest information and technologies to create buildings designed to dramatically reduce their environmental impact.  The two main goals of the initiative are: 1)The dramatic reduction in global fossil fuel consumption and GHG emissions of the built environment by changing the way cities, communities, infrastructure, and buildings, are planned, designed, and constructed and 2)The regional development of an adaptive, resilient built environment that can manage the impacts of climate change, preserve natural resources, and access low-cost, renewable energy resources.


Development Center for Appropriate Technology (DCAT)

DCAT is an organization that draws on extensive experience in traditional and alternative building and development, providing strategic support for the shift to sustainable building practices.


Flint Hills Technical College (FHTC) Sustainable Living Center Green Building and Sustainable Devel

Flint Hills Technical College has developed a Sustainable Living Center, offering focus to students and the broader community, showing how colleges can build public awareness and consumer demand for green living products.


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

The Building Technologies Office provides resources that allow planners, designers, and owners to focus on energy-use goals from the first planning stages through post-retrofit monitoring.


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.


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