Continuing Education Credits
Thursday, December 14th
9:00am to 5:00pm
Friday, December 15th
9:00am to 4:00 pm
Combined Certificate Exam
4:00pm to 5:15pm
The GPRO training program is designed for experienced building professionals who seek to integrate green practices into their core knowledge of the trade.
GPRO Operations & Maintenance Essentials is intended for building operators and engineers, as well as a much wider but equally important variety of personnel whose roles range from
facility managers to cleaning coordinators and purchasing managers.
The types of buildings addressed range from multifamily residential to high-rise commercial to industrial. To date, Urban Green has trained over 13,000 building operators, managers, architects, engineers, contractors and tradespeople to understand and use a more systemic approach to building energy use. Our courses teach practical strategies that experienced professionals can use in their daily work to improve the performance of their projects.
GPRO seeks qualified Instructor Applicants who meet the following criteria:
Additional preferred qualifications:
GPRO O&M qualifies for 12 GBCI Continuing Education credits (non-LEED specific) and 12 AIA Continuing Education Credits: HSW/SD. For more information see www.gpro.org/faqs.
The Design Leadership Forum will address the proliferation of green rating systems and their complexities:
Are there too many rating systems, and are clients confused by the number and complexities of those systems?
Are green rating systems helping to produce more environmentally responsible designs?
Have updated building codes rendered green rating systems less relevant?
The Forum is a new voice for harnessing the wisdom of New York City’s best design thinkers and practitioners. Through a series of workshops and published findings, the Forum brings the unique perspective of our industry to bear on critical issues facing the city, especially as they relate to climate change.
This event will combine brief presentations by three thought leaders (below) followed by a facilitated discussion. The consensus from this forum will be published in a white paper and communicated to leading certification organizations.
Please note, this event is invitation-only.
Executive Vice President and Chief Executive of Metro New York, AECOM
Chris Ward is the Executive Vice President and Chief Executive of Metro New York, for AECOM, a fully integrated infrastructure and support services firm with the ability to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets globally. In this role, Ward leads strategic growth and profitability of the Design and Consulting Services group in the New York City Metro area. His areas of responsibility include transportation, water and wastewater, environment, power and buildings, and encompasses more than 1,600 architects, engineers, scientists and support staff. His 30-plus-year career in infrastructure and government comprises experience in both the public and the private sectors, including a successful tenure at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, where he led the World Trade Center rebuilding effort and executed the turnaround at the site by implementing creative engineering solutions.
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Photo courtesy of COOKFOX Architects.
This is an invitation-only event.
We’re holding an intimate reception for our supporters and friends to share some highlights at Urban Green, including:
Join us for a mini tour of COOKFOX’s new office space, followed by a brief presentation and discussions. Wine, beer and light hors d’oeuvres will be provided.
We have important updates to share with you—don’t miss it!
To learn more about the COOKFOX office, check out a recap of our recent tour.
6:00 - 6:30 pm Welcome, with beer, wine, and light refreshments available
6:30 - 7:15 pm Guided tour of COOKFOX's nature-integrated office space
7:15 - 8:00 pm Presentation from Urban Green Council
After years of advancing the sustainable building movement in New York City with Urban Green Council, it is time to say goodbye to our good friend and colleague, Cecil Scheib.
We will miss him when he’s gone, but first, let’s send him off in style!
Join the Urban Green Membership Committee and Emerging Professionals for a Summer Picnic in Prospect Park. Leaders from both committees will be there to talk about Urban Green and the benefits and impacts of membership. Bring friends and colleagues interested in learning more about what we do, and network with sustainability professionals. Summer snacks and refreshments will be provided!
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Stay on the leading edge of the commercial market! Why Green Buildings Matter explains the benefits of green buildings to you and your clients' bottom line. Understand the business case for high performance buildings, and find out:
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