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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
  • Promote colleges becoming generally more innovative

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Building Performance Institute (BPI) Test Centers

This site provides a list of BPI Test Centers providing training and proctoring for the BPI written and field examinations for BPI certifications.

September 8, 2010

Building Performance Institute (BPI) Field Guides

This site features detailed guides that list the requirements that candidates must specifically meet during on-site field testing for BPI certifications. The certifications include AC Heat Pump, Building Analyst, Envelope, Heating and Manufactured Housing.

Building Performance Institute (BPI) Testing Knowledge Lists

The documents on this site include analysis of the knowledge areas, subject areas, and detailed tasks that are testable for BPI professional certifications for Air Conditioning, Building Analyst, Envelope Professional, Heating Professional and Manufactured Housing Professional.

Electronics Technicians Association (ETA) International Electronics Technician Certifications

ETA is a not-for-profit trade association for electronics students and professionals. ETA focuses on providing resources for the technician or student to learn more about the industry, connect with other professionals, advance their careers and achieve recognition for their knowledge and skill through certification.

Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) California Green Jobs Guidebook

EDF’s Green Jobs Guidebook provides green job descriptions and listings of training and apprenticship programs. (2008/2009)  While the publication is older, the basic concepts and descriptions of career pathways are still useful.

Los Angeles Trade-Technical College (LATTC) Green Workforce Education Curriculum and Instructional

A sampling of Green Workforce Education Curriculum and Instructional Materials.

International Labour Organization: Green Jobs are Decent Jobs

For the ILO, the notion of green jobs summarizes the transformation of economies, enterprises, workplaces and labor markets into a sustainable, low-carbon economy providing decent work. Review these resources and news covering a great variety of topics relating to green jobs at the international level.

Roof Integrated Solar Energy (RISE) Certified Solar Roofing Professional (CSRP) certification

The RISE CSRP certification is a voluntary certification for professionals who plan and oversee the installation of photovoltaic (PV) systems on roofs.  Individuals who successfully complete the requirements set out by RISE will receive the RISE Certified Solar Roofing Professional (CSRP) certification.

Recovery Through Retrofit: Saving Homeowners Money and Creating Jobs

The Recovery Through Retrofit Report builds on investments made in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) to expand the home energy efficiency and retrofit market. Home retrofits can potentially help people earn money, as home retrofit workers, while also helping them save money, by lowering their utility bills. By encouraging nationwide […]

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Industry Sector Opportunities: Women Working in Green Construction &

This fact sheet discusses how workforce development professionals have a unique opportunity to coalesce the interests of employers and potential employees while helping to ensure that women are poised to take full advantage of the green economy; especially in green construction and energy efficiency retrofitting, renovation, and energy sourcing.

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