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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BEST College & Program Directory
These community colleges from around the United States are active members of the BEST Network of Colleges. They offer a variety of building operations/ performance programs including HVACR, Building Automation, Sustainable Facilities Operations, and Building Controls. Check out the list here.
September 14, 2021
Credential Finder For Sustainable Careers
Use this credential finder to look for credentials in the sustainability, clean technology, and renewable energy field! For example, searching for “energy” brings you credentials such as Certified Energy Manager, Energy Management Professional, Energy Auditor, & more. Try your own keyword search and find a credential to further your career: https://credentialfinder.org/
Federal Funding Opportunities for Local Decarbonization (FFOLD)
Many federal funding opportunities exist for advancing local decarbonization efforts. Navigating those opportunities and making strategic decisions on how to best utilize the funds available can be challenging. This tool helps local governments prioritize and leverage existing federal funding to advance system-wide energy transition goals—from block grants and technical assistance to competitive grants, loans, and […]
November 2, 2021
Companies Involved In Renewable Fuels and Biofuels
Check topics and categories on Advanced Biofuels USA for links to articles about these and other companies involved in research, development and distribution of advanced biofuels, to understand their innovative practices. (Some links on this site may be unavailable.)
February 19, 2022
Understanding the Sustainability of Electric Cars
A useful and detailed explanation on electric cars, including: the importance of EVs, impact, guidance on ownership, and useful links. While this resource is from the UK, the information remains relevant. Please keep in mind that the information comes from AutoTrader, so any movement on the site beyond this resource may not be related to […]
Smart Growth and Transportation Strategies
Transportation and land use patterns are inextricably linked. This article from the US EPA covers four transportation and land use strategies that enhance quality of life and protect human health and the environment: Smart and sustainable street design. Transit-oriented development. Parking management. Sustainable transportation planning.
Sustainable Transportation for Campuses
Electric vehicles aren’t the only option to transition college transportation systems away from fossil fuels. Promoting transportation options that use less energy like public transportation, walking and biking will also play a key role in shifting America’s colleges and universities to 100 percent renewable energy. (Article published 2018)
World Energy Transitions Outlook: 1.5°C Pathway
In Paris in 2015, signatories to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change agreed to pursue efforts to try to limit the rise in global temperatures by 2050 to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. The World Energy Transitions Outlook presents a pathway to that goal, one that decarbonises all end uses, with electrification and energy efficiency as primary […]
June 6, 2022
Ecochallenge Discussion Course Resources
Provides topics and resources to use in discussion-based courses on sustainable living and sustainable systems.
January 3, 2023
YouthForesight – Resources for youth: education and skilling, employment, entrepreneurship, and engagement
YouthForesight is jointly hosted by the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth (DJY) and Generation Unlimited (GenU). It provides curated tools, publications, databases, and resources to support evidence-based action for supporting young people’s education and skilling, employment, entrepreneurship, and engagement. The platform is divided into three parts: Learn, Engage, and Contribute. The Learn section […]
January 31, 2023
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