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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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.


Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Techn

U.S. Department of Energy web site for information on energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies.


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, new windows, and solar installations over the expected life of the measures and allows for the repayment obligation to transfer automatically to the next property owner if the property is sold.
– CLICK HERE to view PACE Initiatives by State


Report: The Greening of Corrections, Creating a Sustainable System

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 highly relevant to Community College administrators as well.


Residental Energy Services Network (RESNET) Green Rater Certification

RESNET has established a new category of rater certification, RESNET Green Rater. The RESNET Green Rater has been trained and certified to inspect and verify the green features of a home in addition to the home’s energy performance.


Roadmap to a Green Campus

The Roadmap is a strategy guide for using the LEED green building certification program as a framework for developing and evolving campus-wide sustainability plans. Contained within the 100+ page document are more than 100 tools and resources to support campuses in their greening efforts and more than 20 unique profiles of college and university success stories. The guide was created with the support of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).


Sector Resources for Green Building

This page provides sector resources on green building including information on news, conferences, funding opportunities and documents.


Society of Building Science Educators (SBSE) Teaching Resources for Carbon-Neutral Design

The purpose of this resource is to provide practitioners, faculty and students with the means to meet the 2030 Challenge, that is, to be able to design and construct buildings to a state of carbon neutrality by the year 2030. The work included in this web resource is the result of a committed effort from educators and practitioners and is an attempt to define a working methodology for Carbon Neutral Design that will be of general benefit to the profession.


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