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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

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Climate Bonds Initiative

This international, investor-focused not-for-profit initiative focuses on mobilizing the $100 trillion bond market to benefit climate change solutions through market tracking, developing global standards, and providing policy models and advice.

December 10, 2015

Standard Energy Efficiency Data (SEED) Platform

 This opensource software application allows cities and states to streamline the process of managing and standardizing building energy data for better energy efficiency program design and implementation. To maximize the success of the platform, the SEED Platform Collaborative was created to provide technical support, a peer community and opportunities to provide input on future software […]

Guidelines for Policy Makers (Quality Infrastructure for Renewable Energy Technologies Series)

 This guide explains the fundamental concepts and benefits of developing and implementing quality infrastructure, plus provides guidance on how to incrementally develop this infrastructure in the renewable energy market.

LEED Climate Resilience Screening Tool for LEED v4 Projects

The LEED Climate Resilience Screening Tool for LEED v4 Projects is a downloadable and flexible spreadsheet-based tool for green builders to identify resilience opportunities and risks by locating items that are either sensitive to changing climate conditions or that provide opportunities for climate adaptation, or both.

Rural Gateway

The Rural Gateway is an informational platform providing technical assistance, training workshops, and peer learning and resource sharing to support rural housing and economic development. It includes information on green infrastructure and building as well.

January 29, 2016

Article: Energy Efficiency – Expensive Luxury or Affordable Necessity?

This 2015 article discusses energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy in the housing market, particularly how such energy choices can assist with the problem of providing affordable housing and low-cost energy for those on a fixed income, such as war veterans and the elderly.

Sustainable Building Science Technology Degree Program

 The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Sustainable Building Science Technology (SBST) degree program will educate students to manage structures that are healthier and more durable, efficient, economical, and sustainable. This 90-credit degree program emphasizes upper-level coursework that focuses on building science, energy codes, building codes, and facility management.

Webinar: Exploring the National Urban Green Infrastructure Workforce

 As cities across the nation invest in green infrastructure, they simultaneously support public and private jobs and create new workforce development training needs. This webinar explores occupations affected by this growth through six case studies of cities using green infrastructure for stormwater management, resilience to climate change, and to improve the lives of all citizens. […]

Better Buildings Project Integration Framework

This power point presentation is a step by step process to integrate the Better Buildings Guidelines into your community college curricula.

February 18, 2016

Tools, Strategies and Lessons Learned from EPA Green Infrastructure Technical Assistance Projects

This 2015 publication lays out a plan to accelerate the use of green infrastructure in normal business practices as a tool to manage stormwater, invest in infrastructure, and for community growth.  The report details success stories and lessons learned for real-world, tested solutions to these issues.

March 15, 2016

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