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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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Making Green Work: Best Practices in Green-Collar Job Training

This resource may be of value to the field of adult education as an example of the variety of green sector programs that can be developed, their various funding mechanisms, and the types of credentials they may contain. Its most significant features include a clear and consistent framework for describing programs and a very forthright […]

December 18, 2012

Report – Energy Efficiency Resource Acquisition Program Models in North America

This 2012 report provides an explanation of different types of institutional delivery models currently in place across the United States and Canada to acquire energy efficiency as a predictable and reliable resource for meeting existing and future energy demands. This examination and comparison of eight different models yields a new understanding of the benefits and […]

January 7, 2013

Tool to Explore Pathways to Clean Energy Economy

A new U.S. Department of Energy interactive online tool to help researchers, educators, and students explore future U.S. energy-use scenarios. The interactive Buildings, Industry, Transportation, and Electricity Scenarios (BITES) tool allows users to adjust inputs, such as electricity generation and transportation fuel use, to compare outcomes and impacts on carbon dioxide emissions and the U.S. […]

January 9, 2013

Sustainable Communities Online

Sustainable Communities Online pools information on sustainability to make it more readily accessible to the public. In it you will find information on community partnerships, economic initiatives, governance, and other helpful information that can inform your sustainability courses.

May 17, 2013

Fishbanks: A Renewable Resource Management Simulation

Fishbanks is a multiplayer web-based simulation in which participants play the role of fishers and seek to maximize their net worth as they compete against other players and deal with variations in fish stocks and their catch. Policy options available to instructors include auctions of new boats, permits, and quotas. This simulation provides the opportunity […]

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.

Sustainability Improves Student Learning (SISL)

SISL is a select group of academic associations/disciplinary societies working together to increase students’ learning in undergraduate courses, and better prepare students for the 21st-century big questions that relate to real-world challenges such as energy, air and water quality, and climate change. Here you will find helpful teaching resources and information on workshops and events.

June 17, 2013

Sustainability and Curriculum Integration

This page from Santa Clara University provides excellent examples on how to integrate sustainability into your college curriculum. Review the list of resources and other guides to help you develop your sustainability curriculum.

June 20, 2013

Webinar: Open Source Energy System Modelling with OSeMOSYS

The Clean Energy Solutions Center, in partnership with 21st Century Power Partnership and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, hosted this 2013 training webinar on OSeMOSYS, the open-source energy modelling system. Panelists discuss energy modelling using OSeMOSYS, a fully-fledged systems optimization model for long-term energy planning that is a simple, powerful, and transparent tool for informing […]

December 21, 2013

Free Course: Energy, the Environment, and Our Future

Join internationally-acclaimed researcher and award-winning educator Richard Alley in an exploration of the role of energy in our environment and our future. Energy use has done great good for humans by giving those in the developed world the equivalent of 100 energy “serfs” to do our bidding, making up roughly 10% of the economy, and […]

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