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The Resource Center organizes resources around 7 green economy “Sectors” and 7 “Topics.”

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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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Competencies for Weatherization and Residential Single Family Energy Auditor

The WAPTAC has published a set of core competencies designed to increase awareness and raise expectations. These competencies were compiled from the course offerings of several weatherization training centers and from the technical program standards of several states.

September 8, 2010

What’s in a Name? Defining Different Types of Credentialing Programs

Read this 2009 article to get insight into the terms relating to credentialing. Written by Jane Weissman, executive director of the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC).

Wind Industry Standards

ACP (formerly AWEA) is the lead organization for the development of U.S. industry consensus standards in liaison with a variety of professional organizations. View this page for Industry Standards as well as information on the Standards Development Board.

YES! Magazine: Articles on Planet, Peace & Justice, New Economy, People Power, Happiness and Other Sustainability Related Topics

Articles available to share with students from YES Magazine: A Journal of Positive Futures. Covers a variety of topics, including planet, peace & justice, new economy, people power, happiness and other sustainability related topics.

Report – Greener Skills: How Credentials Create Value in the Clean Green Economy

From Dr. Sarah White, Center on Wisconsin Strategy (COWS), this 2010 paper discusses the value of developing a national skill credentialing system for the new energy economy. It outlines an American skills agenda and the need for a better, stronger, greener workforce system to support it. It describes what’s out there, focusing on national certifications […]

Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®)

Green Building Certification Institute was established in 2008 to administer project certifications and professional credentials and certificates within the framework of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Green Building Rating Systems™.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) Net-Zero Energy Buildings National User Facil

The Berkeley Lab is building a “national user facility” that will attract researchers from around the U.S. and the world to study best practices for improving building energy efficiency. The lab will focus on creating net-zero energy buildings that create as much energy as they consume. The lab will test new air conditioning systems, lighting, […]

Middlesex Community College (MCC) Energy Utility Technology Program

Hands-on training and experience are provided to help meet the utility industry’s anticipated shortage of multi-skilled energy technicians who perform maintenance and construction on power lines and substations.

North American Board of Certificed Energy Practictioners (NABCEP) Upcoming Small Wind Certification

A group of small wind experts comprised of educators, installers, and other experienced wind energy leaders have been working for two years to develop NABCEP’s new Small Wind Task Analysis, which will serve as the foundation for the materials addressed in the NABCEP Small Wind Certification examination. The Task Analysis has now been submitted for […]

Open Energy Information initiative (OpenEI)

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has supported the development of the Open Energy Information initiative (OpenEI), which is a platform to connect the world’s energy data. It is a linked open data platform bringing together energy information to provide improved analyses, unique visualizations, and real-time access to data.

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