GPRO

GPRO: Construction Management

Continuing Education Credits

GBCI:
Approved for 7 CE Credits
AIA CES:
Approved for 7 LU/HSW Hours
PDH:
7 Credits
Event Prices: 
Member and Non-member
$100

Low-carbon, energy-efficient construction will play a critical role in meeting increasingly stringent local and national building performance goals. These projects will require an understanding of new technologies, processes, and improved coordination across disciplines.

GPRO Construction Management provides practitioners with sustainability best practices and actionable strategies for every phase of construction, as well as how to avoid common mistakes.

This course is ideal for a range of construction professionals, including: 

  • Construction Managers
  • General Contractors
  • Experienced Tradespersons
  • Trade Forepersons
  • Owner's Representatives 
  • Project Managers and Site Superintendents
  • Estimators
  • Students and others interested in entering the building and construction industry

Participants take a one-day classroom training (in person or virtually) and then finish GPRO CM by completing three online electives that are most relevant to their work. Taught by highly knowledgeable industry professionals, participants will leave the course with practical steps to direct and manage  successful, sustainable, and cost-effective projects.

This class session will be held virtually over zoom. 

Please Register Here.

AFTER THIS COURSE, STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO:

  • Explain the key coordination issues and documentation requirements that are unique to high- performance construction at each stage of a project.
  • Describe responsibilities of the CM and project team to ensure building performance.
  • Implement sustainable construction processes and communicate required information to subcontractors and trades.
  • Coordinate testing, inspection, and commissioning activities to ensure intended performance.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

  • GPRO CM qualifies for 7 CEU’s for PDH, AIA, and GBCI. Three electives are required and will be online self-paced trainings that will vary in length (about 30- 60 minutes each) and range in credits - more details on this coming soon.
  • Sign up here to receive updates on future CM courses.

 

INSTRUCTOR

Oliver Holmes, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Oliver Holmes is a mechanical engineer, licensed professional engineer and LEED AP. Oliver has worked in building design, construction and operation at Rensselaer and Williams College, helping to reduce energy consumption by 15% and water usage by 50%. With his passion for sustainability, Oliver has taught as an adjunct faculty member for 20 years, and delivered Urban Green Council courses for eight years.

SUBSIDIZED TRAINING

NYSERDA fully subsidizes the cost of this training for anyone in one of the below groups. Please reach out to gpro@urbangreencouncil.org for details on how to register.

  • Veterans;
  • Native Americans;
  • Individuals with disabilities;
  • Low-income individuals, whose household’s total income is below or at 60% of the State Medium Income, or whose household has been determined eligible for or is receiving assistance through the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or other human service benefit programs;
  • Incumbent or unemployed power plant workers;
  • Previously incarcerated individuals;
  • 16- to 24-year-olds who are enrolled in or have completed a comprehensive work preparedness training program such as those offered by Boards of Cooperative Education Services (BOCES), technical high schools, Conservation Corps, Youthbuild, and AmeriCorps. The training program must include a combination of rigorous clean energy education with hands-on technical training. Eligibility of work preparedness programs under this category will be considered on a case-by-case basis.;
  • Homeless individuals;
  • Single parents.

THANK YOU TO THE MANY ADVISORS WHO HELPED DEVELOP THIS COURSE

Bret Mantyk, Associate, Atelier 10

Charles Hall, Managing Director, Thor’s Hammare Energisnal, LLC

Christine McHugh, Managing Director, Corporate Real Estate 

Dee Davis CEM, LEED AP, Davis Consulting Management Group

Filomena Nigro, Assistant Project Manager, CNY Group

Jennifer Urrutia, Sustainability Project Manager, JRM Construction Management

Jodi Smits Anderson, Director Sustainability Programs, DASNY

Kay Copp Brown, Assistant Professor of Green Building Technology, Rockland Community College

Lonnie Coplen, President, ARC Alternative and Renewable Construction, LLC

Nash Emrich, Senior Consultant, Paladino and Company

Oliver Holmes, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Patricia Lozano, Architect, COOKFOX Architects

Peter Church, Senior Field Representative, DASNY

Ryan Hughes, Senior Sustainability Manager, LendLease

Shari Hyman, Director, Government Affairs and External Relations, Turner Construction

Vanessa Hostick, Sustainable Design Leader, HOK

 

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If you are unable to attend your scheduled course date, sign up for a future class at no additional cost by emailing gpro@urbangreencouncil.org. We understand that your plans may change and are happy to refund your registration fee within 90 days of purchase. Requests for session changes and/or refunds must be received at least a week in advance of the course date. Memberships and donations are nonrefundable.​

Have questions? See gpro.org/faq for more information on the course or contact us at gpro@urbangreencouncil.org

Urban Green uses Organizational Values to guide our work. As part of our commitment to fostering inclusive and respectful dialogue, we ask that all participants are mindful of these values during our course discussion. 

GPRO: Construction Management

Continuing Education Credits

GBCI:
Approved for 7 CE Credits
AIA CES:
Approved for 7 LU/HSW Hours
PDH:
7 Credits
Event Prices: 
Member and Non-member
$100

Low-carbon, energy-efficient construction will play a critical role in meeting increasingly stringent local and national building performance goals. These projects will require an understanding of new technologies, processes, and improved coordination across disciplines.

GPRO Construction Management provides practitioners with sustainability best practices and actionable strategies for every phase of construction, as well as how to avoid common mistakes.

This course is ideal for a range of construction professionals, including: 

  • Construction Managers
  • General Contractors
  • Experienced Tradespersons
  • Trade Forepersons
  • Owner's Representatives 
  • Project Managers and Site Superintendents
  • Estimators
  • Students and others interested in entering the building and construction industry

Participants take a one-day classroom training (in person or virtually) and then finish GPRO CM by completing three online electives that are most relevant to their work. Taught by highly knowledgeable industry professionals, participants will leave the course with practical steps to direct and manage  successful, sustainable, and cost-effective projects.

This class session will be held virtually over zoom. 

Please Register Here.

AFTER THIS COURSE, STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO:

  • Explain the key coordination issues and documentation requirements that are unique to high- performance construction at each stage of a project.
  • Describe responsibilities of the CM and project team to ensure building performance.
  • Implement sustainable construction processes and communicate required information to subcontractors and trades.
  • Coordinate testing, inspection, and commissioning activities to ensure intended performance.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

  • GPRO CM qualifies for 7 CEU’s for PDH, AIA, and GBCI. Three electives are required and will be online self-paced trainings that will vary in length (about 30- 60 minutes each) and range in credits - more details on this coming soon.
  • Sign up here to receive updates on future CM courses.

INSTRUCTOR

Charles Anders Hall, Managing Director, TH Energisnal. Charles Anders Hall (PE, CEM, LEED AP, O&M, GPCP3) is a highly credentialed professional with over 45 years in energy efficiency and sustainability program development. Charles maintains leadership roles in two energy service companies, and teaches the entire suite of Urban Green Council’s GPRO courses.

SUBSIDIZED TRAINING

NYSERDA fully subsidizes the cost of this training for anyone in one of the below groups. Please reach out to gpro@urbangreencouncil.org for details on how to register.

  • Veterans;
  • Native Americans;
  • Individuals with disabilities;
  • Low-income individuals, whose household’s total income is below or at 60% of the State Medium Income, or whose household has been determined eligible for or is receiving assistance through the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or other human service benefit programs;
  • Incumbent or unemployed power plant workers;
  • Previously incarcerated individuals;
  • 16- to 24-year-olds who are enrolled in or have completed a comprehensive work preparedness training program such as those offered by Boards of Cooperative Education Services (BOCES), technical high schools, Conservation Corps, Youthbuild, and AmeriCorps. The training program must include a combination of rigorous clean energy education with hands-on technical training. Eligibility of work preparedness programs under this category will be considered on a case-by-case basis.;
  • Homeless individuals;
  • Single parents.

THANK YOU TO THE MANY ADVISORS WHO HELPED DEVELOP THIS COURSE

Bret Mantyk, Associate, Atelier 10

Charles Hall, Managing Director, Thor’s Hammare Energisnal, LLC

Christine McHugh, Managing Director, Corporate Real Estate 

Dee Davis CEM, LEED AP, Davis Consulting Management Group

Filomena Nigro, Assistant Project Manager, CNY Group

Jennifer Urrutia, Sustainability Project Manager, JRM Construction Management

Jodi Smits Anderson, Director Sustainability Programs, DASNY

Kay Copp Brown, Assistant Professor of Green Building Technology, Rockland Community College

Lonnie Coplen, President, ARC Alternative and Renewable Construction, LLC

Nash Emrich, Senior Consultant, Paladino and Company

Oliver Holmes, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Patricia Lozano, Architect, COOKFOX Architects

Peter Church, Senior Field Representative, DASNY

Ryan Hughes, Senior Sustainability Manager, LendLease

Shari Hyman, Director, Government Affairs and External Relations, Turner Construction

Vanessa Hostick, Sustainable Design Leader, HOK

 

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If you are unable to attend your scheduled course date, sign up for a future class at no additional cost by emailing gpro@urbangreencouncil.org. We understand that your plans may change and are happy to refund your registration fee within 90 days of purchase. Requests for session changes and/or refunds must be received at least a week in advance of the course date. Memberships and donations are nonrefundable.​

Have questions? See gpro.org/faq for more information on the course or contact us at gpro@urbangreencouncil.org

Urban Green uses Organizational Values to guide our work. As part of our commitment to fostering inclusive and respectful dialogue, we ask that all participants are mindful of these values during our course discussion. 

GPRO: Construction Management

Continuing Education Credits

GBCI:
Approved for 7 CE Credits
AIA CES:
Approved for 7 LU/HSW Hours
PDH:
7 Credits
Event Prices: 
Member and Non-member
$100

Low-carbon, energy-efficient construction will play a critical role in meeting increasingly stringent local and national building performance goals. These projects will require an understanding of new technologies, processes, and improved coordination across disciplines.

GPRO Construction Management provides practitioners with sustainability best practices and actionable strategies for every phase of construction, as well as how to avoid common mistakes.

This course is ideal for a range of construction professionals, including: 

  • Construction Managers
  • General Contractors
  • Experienced Tradespersons
  • Trade Forepersons
  • Owner's Representatives 
  • Project Managers and Site Superintendents
  • Estimators
  • Students and others interested in entering the building and construction industry

Participants take a one-day classroom training (in person or virtually) and then finish GPRO CM by completing three online electives that are most relevant to their work. Taught by highly knowledgeable industry professionals, participants will leave the course with practical steps to direct and manage  successful, sustainable, and cost-effective projects.

This class session will be held virtually over zoom. 

Please Register Here

AFTER THIS COURSE, STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO:

  • Explain the key coordination issues and documentation requirements that are unique to high- performance construction at each stage of a project.
  • Describe responsibilities of the CM and project team to ensure building performance.
  • Implement sustainable construction processes and communicate required information to subcontractors and trades.
  • Coordinate testing, inspection, and commissioning activities to ensure intended performance.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

  • GPRO CM qualifies for 7 CEU’s for PDH, AIA, and GBCI. Three electives are required and will be online self-paced trainings that will vary in length (about 30- 60 minutes each) and range in credits - more details on this coming soon.
  • Sign up here to receive updates on future CM courses.

INSTRUCTOR

Oliver Holmes, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Oliver Holmes is a mechanical engineer, licensed professional engineer and LEED AP. Oliver has worked in building design, construction and operation at Rensselaer and Williams College, helping to reduce energy consumption by 15% and water usage by 50%. With his passion for sustainability, Oliver has taught as an adjunct faculty member for 20 years, and delivered Urban Green Council courses for eight years.

SUBSIDIZED TRAINING

NYSERDA fully subsidizes the cost of this training for anyone in one of the below groups. Please reach out to gpro@urbangreencouncil.org for details on how to register.

  • Veterans;
  • Native Americans;
  • Individuals with disabilities;
  • Low-income individuals, whose household’s total income is below or at 60% of the State Medium Income, or whose household has been determined eligible for or is receiving assistance through the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or other human service benefit programs;
  • Incumbent or unemployed power plant workers;
  • Previously incarcerated individuals;
  • 16- to 24-year-olds who are enrolled in or have completed a comprehensive work preparedness training program such as those offered by Boards of Cooperative Education Services (BOCES), technical high schools, Conservation Corps, Youthbuild, and AmeriCorps. The training program must include a combination of rigorous clean energy education with hands-on technical training. Eligibility of work preparedness programs under this category will be considered on a case-by-case basis.;
  • Homeless individuals;
  • Single parents.

THANK YOU TO THE MANY ADVISORS WHO HELPED DEVELOP THIS COURSE

Bret Mantyk, Associate, Atelier 10

Charles Hall, Managing Director, Thor’s Hammare Energisnal, LLC

Christine McHugh, Managing Director, Corporate Real Estate 

Dee Davis CEM, LEED AP, Davis Consulting Management Group

Filomena Nigro, Assistant Project Manager, CNY Group

Jennifer Urrutia, Sustainability Project Manager, JRM Construction Management

Jodi Smits Anderson, Director Sustainability Programs, DASNY

Kay Copp Brown, Assistant Professor of Green Building Technology, Rockland Community College

Lonnie Coplen, President, ARC Alternative and Renewable Construction, LLC

Nash Emrich, Senior Consultant, Paladino and Company

Oliver Holmes, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Patricia Lozano, Architect, COOKFOX Architects

Peter Church, Senior Field Representative, DASNY

Ryan Hughes, Senior Sustainability Manager, LendLease

Shari Hyman, Director, Government Affairs and External Relations, Turner Construction

Vanessa Hostick, Sustainable Design Leader, HOK

 

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If you are unable to attend your scheduled course date, sign up for a future class at no additional cost by emailing gpro@urbangreencouncil.org. We understand that your plans may change and are happy to refund your registration fee within 90 days of purchase. Requests for session changes and/or refunds must be received at least a week in advance of the course date. Memberships and donations are nonrefundable.​

Have questions? See gpro.org/faq for more information on the course or contact us at gpro@urbangreencouncil.org

Urban Green uses Organizational Values to guide our work. As part of our commitment to fostering inclusive and respectful dialogue, we ask that all participants are mindful of these values during our course discussion. 

GPRO Operations & Maintenance Essentials

Continuing Education Credits

GBCI:
Approved for 12 CE Credits
AIA CES:
Approved for 12 LU/HSW Hours
PDH:
12 Credits
Event Prices: 
Non-member
$400
Member
$350

GPRO Operations & Maintenance Essentials (O&M) provides building professionals with strategies to reduce energy use while improving tenant comfort and health. Participants leave with at least three immediately actionable measures and the next steps needed to achieve them.

This three-day online course is ideal for property managers and building staff in both residential and high-rise commercial buildings, including: building superintendents, operators, facility and property managers, operating engineers and stationary engineers.

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Take a systemic approach to operating and maintaining a building.

  2. Evaluate building performance.

  3. Identify at least three immediately actionable measures that will improve building health, energy or water efficiency of your building and the next steps needed to achieve them.

  4. Explain the costs and benefits of those measures.

COURSE SCHEDULE

Wednesday, October 6
9:00am to 1:00pm 

Thursday, October 7
9:00am to 1:00pm 

Friday, October 8
9:00am to 1:00pm

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

  • Registration includes a PDF course workbook and the online exam session. Students who pass the exam with a 80% or higher become a GPRO Certificate Holder.
  • GPRO O&M qualifies for 12 AIA, GBCI, and PDH— Health, Safety, and Welfare Including Core Technical— CE Credits.

If you are unable to attend your scheduled course date, sign up for a future class at no additional cost by emailing gpro@urbangreencouncil.org. We understand that your plans may change and are happy to refund your registration fee within 90 days of purchase. Requests for session changes and/or refunds must be received at least a week in advance of the course date. Memberships and donations are nonrefundable.​

Have questions? See gpro.org/faq for more information on the course or contact us at gpro@urbangreencouncil.org

Urban Green uses Organizational Values to guide our work. As part of our commitment to fostering inclusive and respectful dialogue, we ask that all participants are mindful of these values during our course discussion. 

 

Thank you to our sponsor:

 

GPRO Fundamentals of Building Green

Continuing Education Credits

GBCI:
Approved for 4 CE Credits
AIA CES:
Approved for 4 LU/HSW Hours
Event Prices: 
Non-member
$200
Member
$175

In this GPRO Fundamentals of Building Green online course, you will learn how to see buildings differently and discover strategies to make them efficient, healthy and resilient.

This course is ideal for anyone who needs a better understanding of high-performance building, including sales or administrative staff in real estate, construction, architecture or engineering, workforce development providers, facilities and operations staff, and college students interested in entering the building or construction industry.

WHAT STUDENTS LEARN

  • How reducing building energy will reduce the effects of climate change
  • Basic elements of green, high-performance construction and building operations
  • Role of trades on high-performance job sites
  • Energy-consuming building systems and some strategies to reduce building energy use

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

  • Registration includes a course e-book and the online exam session. Students who pass the exam with an 80% or higher become a GPRO Certificate Holder.
  • GPRO Fundamentals qualifies for 4 AIA and GBCI CE Credits.

If you are unable to attend your scheduled course date, sign up for a future class at no additional cost by emailing gpro@urbangreencouncil.org. We understand that your plans may change and are happy to refund your registration fee within 90 days of purchase. Requests for session changes and/or refunds must be received at least a week in advance of the course date. Memberships and donations are nonrefundable.​

Already registered and looking for your online access link? Email us at gpro@urbangreencouncil.org.

Urban Green uses Organizational Values to guide our work. As part of our commitment to fostering inclusive and respectful dialogue, we ask that all participants are mindful of these values during our course discussion. 

 

Thank you to our sponsor:

GPRO Fundamentals of Building Green

Continuing Education Credits

GBCI:
Approved for 4 CE Credits
AIA CES:
Approved for 4 AIA/LU HSW Hours
Event Prices: 
Non-member
$200
Member
$175

In this GPRO Fundamentals of Building Green online course, you will learn how to see buildings differently and discover strategies to make them efficient, healthy and resilient.

This course is ideal for anyone who needs a better understanding of high-performance building, including sales or administrative staff in real estate, construction, architecture or engineering, workforce development providers, facilities and operations staff, and college students interested in entering the building or construction industry.

WHAT STUDENTS LEARN

  • How reducing building energy will reduce the effects of climate change
  • Basic elements of green, high-performance construction and building operations
  • Role of trades on high-performance job sites
  • Energy-consuming building systems and some strategies to reduce building energy use

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

  • Registration includes a course e-book and the online exam session. Students who pass the exam with an 80% or higher become a GPRO Certificate Holder.
  • GPRO Fundamentals qualifies for 4 AIA and GBCI CE Credits.

If you are unable to attend your scheduled course date, sign up for a future class at no additional cost by emailing gpro@urbangreencouncil.org. We understand that your plans may change and are happy to refund your registration fee within 90 days of purchase. Requests for session changes and/or refunds must be received at least a week in advance of the course date. Memberships and donations are nonrefundable.​

Already registered and looking for your online access link? Email us at gpro@urbangreencouncil.org.

Urban Green uses Organizational Values to guide our work. As part of our commitment to fostering inclusive and respectful dialogue, we ask that all participants are mindful of these values during our course discussion. 

 

Thank you to our sponsor:

instructor
Neil Rosen
Founder and CSO, GRIN Sustainability

GRIN Sustainability is a professional consultancy specializing in green building certifications. Neil is a LEED Fellow, CFM, CHFM, and AIA member, and has received multiple awards from the USGBC.

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