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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.


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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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North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) PV Technical Sales Job Task Analysis

This document presents an in-depth Job Task Analysis for solar electric professionals who gather site specific information and analyze customer needs and energy usage for the purpose of advising and providing customers with the most appropriate proposal for a solar photovoltaic (PV) system given their situation.

September 8, 2010

Building Performance Institute (BPI) Standards for Home Performance and Weatherization

BPI is a national standards development organization for residential energy efficiency and weatherization retrofit work. BPI standards help provide quality and consistency by promoting that home performance and weatherization workforce follow the same strict protocols.

IREC Renewable Energy Training Best Practices and Recommended Guidelines

This document brings together recommended training guidelines, training criteria, assessment tools, task analyses, credentialing programs, and other related resources for renewable energy training programs. It also provides the essential steps of designing a training course; offers a checklist for assessing learning outcomes; looks at certification and accreditation; and, lists resources to assist in training.

North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) Objectives and Task Analysis for a Professional Small Wind Energy System Installer

This document presents an in-depth task analysis for practitioners who do wind site assessments and specify, install and maintain wind energy systems and equipment. The purpose of this task analysis is to define a general set of knowledge, skills and abilities typically required for small wind system practitioners, and to help ensure safety, quality and […]

Directory of University Courses and Training Providers

This directory provides information on 4-year universities which are offering undergraduate and graduate courses in renewable energy and energy efficiency. Courses may be searched by State, Technology or both. If you are looking for programs that are less than 4 years, workshops, or hands-on training, visit their companion directory of Training Providers for energy efficiency […]

Student Learning Outcomes for Sustainability: Assessment Materials Guidebook

This Assessment Guidebook of Student Learning Outcomes for Sustainability Education helps to measure students’ understanding of sustainability studies.  See also the Learning Outcomes Sustainability Map.

Career Pathway Competency Models for the Energy Industry

A competency model framework for the Generation, Transmission and Distribution sector of the Energy Industry. The model is designed to evolve along with changing skill requirements. The industry model frameworks are based on the competency model building blocks which are modified to meet the industry needs.

North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) Solar Heating Installer Job Task Analysis

This document presents a comprehensive task analysis for contractors installing solar water and pool heating systems on buildings. For the purposes of developing training curricula, assessment mechanisms and certification criteria, specific tasks are classified as either cognitive or psychomotor skills.

American Clean Power Online Job Board

American Clean Power provides an online job board for both job jobseekers and job recruiters.

Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Installation Professional Job Task Analysis, NABCEP

This document presents a comprehensive Job Task Analysis (JTA) for individuals who perform responsible decision-making roles concerning the design, installation, commissioning, and operations & maintenance of Photovoltaic (PV) systems. It is important to note that the tasks outlined in this JTA apply to a range of installation personnel, including but not limited to: installers; project […]

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