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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Workforce Development and Community Services Customized Training
Moraine Valley Community College (MVCC) Workforce Development and Community Services Customized Training is an example of how to use community education to educate the public about green.
September 8, 2010
Sustainability Framework Model for Manufacturing
An open source model for sustainable manufacturing. It is a step by step process to help manufacturers become more sustainable and includes an instruction manual, an open source mthodology and more.
National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) Climate Change Education Initiatives
NCSE is spearheading climate change education initiatives which equip professors of various disciplines to teach climate change science and solutions. These online teaching resources are: 1) comprehensive collection of scientifically accurate, publicly available information on climate change science and solutions; 2) combined into “modules” which can be integrated into course curriculum from a diversity of […]
National Wind Technology Center (NWTC)
Free materials on how wind works, technologies, wind capabilities, and more.
North American Board of Certified Energy Practictioners (NABCEP) Wind Certifications
The foundation document for any certification program is a detailed description of the job involved. This is referred to as a Job Task Analysis. For small wind installers, it defines a general set of knowledge, skills and abilities typically required of small wind practitioners who install, maintain and troubleshoot small wind systems.
North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) Solar PV Installer Certificate
The NABCEP PV installer certification is a voluntary certification that provides a set of national standards by which PV installers with skills and experience can distinguish themselves from their competition. Certification provides a measure of protection to the public by giving them a credential for judging the competency of practitioners.
North American Technician Excellence (NATE) Certification KATEs
NATE simplifies the certification process with its Knowledge Areas Of Technician Expertise (KATEs). The KATEs divide the certification process into tests for installation, service and senior-level technicians. The tests recognize different levels of experience and knowledge, and because you decide which tests to take, you can tailor your NATE certification to your interests, and skill […]
O*NET Resource Center Identification of Green Economic Sectors, Green Increased Demand Occupations,
Green Increased Demand Occupations, Green Enhanced Skills Occupations, and Green New and Emerging (N&E) Occupations as listed and described by O*NET, under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Employment and Training Administration (ETA). This list is not necessarily complete but useful.
Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) Journal Article: More Profit with Less Carbon
Materials explaing how we can build healthier economies while reducing climate change. Includes quality investment strategies for energy efficiency and renewable energies.
Sierra College Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT) Energy Training
CACT at Sierra College is working with utilities, manufacturers, commerical building owners and business owners, outreaching to them to show how energy effiiciency can help their businesses and then training their future energy technicians.
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