The SEED Center

Resource Center


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

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U.S. Department of Energy Resources on Biomass and Transportation

U.S. Department of Energy’s pages on biomass facts, frequently asked questions, alternative fuels, advanced vehicles and more. Also see the departments pages on vehicles and energy efficiency at: (

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

This website, of the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), provides statistics and analysis on energy trends. A few of the tools they provide are outlined below.

The Electricity Data Browser is a new interactive tool providing comparative charts and graphs of net generation across all sectors.

Renewable and Alternative Fuel specific statistics including: data, analysis and projects, are also readily available.

Electric Power Monthly is a detailed report of net generation, consumption and fuel stocks on a month by month basis.

U.S. Solar Market Insight Report

U.S. Solar Market Insight Reports identify and analyze trends in U.S. solar demand, manufacturing, and pricing by state and market segment. This analysis is also used to forecast demand over the next five years, providing an invaluable decision making tool for installers, suppliers, investors, policymakers and advocates.

U.S. Sustainable Manufacturing Initiative

This U.S. Department of Commerce’s Sustainable Manufacturing Initiative supports the creation of manufactured products that use processes that minimize negative environmental impacts, conserve energy and natural resources, are safe for employees, communities, and consumers and are economically sound. The initiative has metrics for sustainable manufacturing and many useful publications.

United Nations Environment Assembly

 This resource provides information on and outcome documents from the 2014 United Nations Environment Assembly. When developing curriculum materials, use it for information on this Assembly as well as recent news articles, links to current events and forums and symposiums. Many publications are available for download and use, including: yearly journals of emerging issues in the global environment, program performance reports, and information on threats to sustainable development from illegal wildlife trade.

Updated Retrofit Installer Technician Job Task Analysis

Released in April, 2012 by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and with input from many educational and industry experts, this report can help educators cover all aspects of the job tasks related to this career position.

US Aid: Resilience

 The focus of this US government agency is to end global poverty and enable democratic societies to realize their potential through resilience planning and practices. The maps, data, and analysis provided here will equip instructors in the preparation of curricular activities and lectures in resilience studies.

Case Studies in Water Management by the US Environmental Protection Agency

View this page for examples of the types of environmental benefits that result from lean implementation. Read full case studies of water reduction activities and the environmental implications of those activities.

USDA Energy Website

USDA Energy Web includes interactive map, graphing analysis tools, and the USDA Energy Matrix. These instruments allow you to view past USDA investments, navigate in a friendly environment USDA energy programs and compare and analyze bio-fuels and bio-energy data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Using State Revolving Funds to Build Climate-Resilient Communities

 When developing educational materials for policy funding sources in water sustainability, this resource explains how water and waste-water projects are supported by State Revolving Funds (SRFs) and how solutions for climate resilience can be incorporated into these funds.

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