About SEEDAACC's Sustainability Education & Economic Development Center, SEED, advances sustainability and clean economy education and training practices at community colleges by building and sharing innovative models. SEED includes more than 470 community colleges representing over 3 million students as members.
About the American Association of Community CollegesHeadquartered in Washington, D.C., the American Association of Community Colleges is the leading advocacy organization representing more than to 1,100 community, junior and technical colleges nationwide. Community colleges are the largest and fastest growing sector of higher education, enrolling 13.4 million credit and non-credit students each year. www.aacc.nche.edu
About SiemensAs a leading provider of energy and environmental solutions, building controls, and fire safety and security system solutions, the Building Technologies Division of Siemens Industry, Inc., makes buildings comfortable, safe, productive and less costly to operate. As part of an international corporation, we are able to provide world-class solutions in conjunction with local support. Each of our offices is a full-service branch staffed by on-site technical service specialists and project management teams that can deliver complete building solutions.About St. Clair County Community College Founded in 1923, St. Clair County Community College has become a leader in sustainable building concepts. The college has provided a diverse learning environment for students by finding ways to incorporate green technology into new campus projects. As a result, students study on the same technology used to power campus. These Living Labs include green roofs; a geothermal system; solar electricity, hot water and hot air systems; a wind turbine and rain gardens. Get details on all of the college's sustainability efforts at www.sc4.edu/green. About BEST CenterThe Building Efficiency for a Sustainable Tomorrow (BEST) Network supports publicly-funded 2- and 4-yr. colleges with programs in heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration, controls, building automation, and energy/facilities management. BEST is a national collaborative sponsored by Advanced Technological Education grants from the National Science Foundation. SOURCE American Association of Community Colleges