The SEED Center

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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 to AACC members
  • Promote colleges becoming generally more innovative

Additionally, be sure to check out our Green Programs!

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NREL Publications Database

 The US National Renewable Energy Lab Publications Database includes technical reports, journal articles, conference papers, patents, presentations, books, fact sheets and brochures on green energy topics from 1977 to the present.

Creating Resilient Cities

 Arup, Siemens and RPA have conducted research and collected resources related to the role of technology in enhancing the resilience of cities and their critical infrastructure systems. Online resources include transportation, building systems, water management, and the electricity grid.

DAYAWAY Renewable Energy Career Listings

 This resource provides college students with searchable listings of available clean energy jobs to help them prepare for and find renewable energy careers. Also, check out their suggested Reading List for more information on the green energy sector.

Green and Sustainability Jobs and Career Resources

 This article, on the state of green careers, provides information and resources for educators and students on current sustainable career trends and projections. Links to websites featuring sustainability related job offerings, disciplinary based sustainability associations, higher education consortia, and career pathways for students are included.

Pearson SEED Store

This resource provides access to additional educational resources from SEED Center partners and corporate sponsors. Pearson is the global leader in education publishing, providing quality educational solutions that span the post-secondary learning spectrum from college and career training through graduate studies and professional training and development. Please explore this bookstore for all your sustainability needs. We’re just getting started, so please keep checking back for updates and new materials.

Renewable Energy World LinkedIn Group

 Renewable Energy World is one of the leading publishers of renewable energy news and information on solar energy, wind energy, hydro-power, geothermal energy, bio-energy and more. Join this LinkedIn group to network with industry professionals, educators and others interested in renewable energies

Report: The Important Role of Bioenergy in European Cities

 This new study addresses the challenges cities are facing in the global energy policy scenario and explains the contributions bioenergy can make to reduce the use of fossil fuels. Seven European cities are discussed to demonstrate how bioenergy can be integrated into the urban energy system; the lessons learned can easily be replicated in cities across the globe.

Resilient Urban Mobility

 A case study of integrated transportation in Ho Chi Minh City, this report explores the link between transportation systems and socioeconomic development, taking into consideration extreme weather events brought about by global temperature changes.  It delves into the economic benefits of a resilient transportation system, discuses funding through transport revenue, and examines the logistics for implementing such a project.

Sustainable Highways Initiative

 The Sustainable Highways Initiative is an effort designed to improve the sustainability of US roadways, to develop effective working practices and to establish standards for using and measuring sustainability. It facilitates understanding of how transportation infrastructure investments have long-lasting implications, not only on the transportation system, but also on the larger environmental, economic, and social systems with which transportation interacts.
View their Infrastructure Voluntary Evaluation Sustainability Tool (INVEST) to understand how programs are evaluated in their ability to include sustainability practices.

The Future of Sustainable Transportation Fuels Forum and Webinar

The Future of Sustainable Transportation Fuels Forum is designed as an open platform to encourage conversations between transportation fuels industry researchers, policy makers, vehicle manufacturers, fuel producers and users. This forum includes a free webinar held in four monthly sessions, and each will be available for viewing after their original air dates.

Webinar 1: Sustainable Transportation Fuels – Anchoring Themes (May 29, 2015)
Webinar 2: Coupling the Electric Power & Transportation Sectors: Beyond Electric Vehicles (June 30, 2015)
Webinar 3: Recycling CO2 to Liquid Hydrocarbon Fuels (Date TBA)
Webinar 4: Challenges and Opportunities in Designing Good Metrics to Assess Promise (Date TBA)

The following two reports provide an excellent introduction to the challenges and opportunities in moving to a low carbon or de-carbonized fuels future. The first, by BSR, The Sustainability Impacts of Fuels, focuses on trucks, but covers a lot of ground important to all fuel uses. The other is the 13 page introductory chapter of Sustainable Transportation Energy Pathways: A Research Summary for Decision Makers, a book being prepared at UC Davis.

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