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GPRO Instructor Training: Operations & Maintenance Essentials

Continuing Education Credits

GBCI:
Approved for 12
AIA CES:
Approved for 12
Event Prices: 
Register
$250

Course Schedule

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

What is Green Professional Building Skills Training: GPRO?

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.

What are the requirements to be a GPRO Instructor?

GPRO seeks qualified Instructor Applicants who meet the following criteria:

  • At least 5 years of experience in building operations (or related experience) 

  • Passion for sustainability


Additional preferred qualifications: 


  • Experience with adult education 

  • Construction training experience 

  • Knowledge of green building

Not sure if you're a fit? Contact us to learn more.

Course Outline

Part A: Fundamentals of Building Green (4 hours)

  • Economic and health benefits from green buildings
  • Causes and impacts of a changing climate
  • Transitioning to sustainable operations
  • Complying with green codes and standards
  • Understanding LEED
  • Overview of green building strategies
  • The importance of commissioning

Part B: Operations & Maintenance Essentials (8 hours)

  • Using building metrics to improve performance
  • Improving the building envelope for a healthier building
  • Reducing water use
  • Employing strategies for efficient and cost-effective heating and cooling systems
  • Managing lighting to minimize energy use while maintaining lighting quality
  • Maintaining indoor air quality for tenant comfort
  • Reducing waste
  • Understanding new NYC energy auditing and retro-commissioning requirements

Continuing Education Credits

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.

Design Leadership Forum

Event Prices: 
RSVP
Free Admission

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.

featuring
John Lee
Deputy Director for Green Buildings and Energy Efficiency, Mayor’s Office of Sustainability

Patrick Philips
CEO, Urban Land Institute

Scot Horst
CEO, Arc Skoru, Inc.

Urban Green 2017 Gala

Event Prices: 
Chairman
$25,000
Premium Table for 10
Benefactor
$15,000
Preferred Table for 10
Host
$10,000
Table for 10
Patron
$7,500
4 Premium Tickets
Supporter
$2,500
2 Premium Tickets
Friend
$875
Single Ticket
After Party Only
$100
Single ticket to the After Party, 9-11 pm.

HONORING

Chris Ward
Executive Vice President and Chief Executive of Metro New York, AECOM

Chris WardChris 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.

THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING OUR 2017 GALA

See photos from the event here.

Click here to learn more about the Campaign for Urban Green, announced at the Gala.

To make a donation or join the Urban Green Trust, click here.

Questions?

Contact us at gala@urbangreencouncil.org or 212.514.9385, ext. 124.

COOKFOX Private Tour + Urban Green Update

Event Prices: 
RSVP
Free Admission

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:

  • A brief overview of our Strategic Plan and the progress we’ve made so far;
  • A sneak peek at our 2017 New York City Energy and Water Use Report;
  • A look ahead at our major special events this coming fall.

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. 

SCHEDULE
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

Cecil's Goodbye Party

Event Prices: 
RSVP
Free Admission

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! 

Summer Membership Picnic

Event Prices: 
Urban Green Member
$10
Non-Member
$15


 

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!

Why Green Buildings Matter for Brokers - Residential

Registration for the afternoon event is closed, if you would like to attend the morning session click here. 

Stay on the leading edge of the residential 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:

  • Why buildlings labeled as green or energy efficient have higher rents and sales prices.
  • Why tenants prefer to rent in green or energy efficient buildings.
  • How to market your building as a high performance building.
  • How you can help your clients work with their landlord or tenants to capture the benefits of greener, more efficient buildings.
  • How local laws impact the value of NYC buildings

 

Thank you to our partner

instructor
Adam Sledd
Director of Commercial Real Estate Engagement, Institute for Market Transformation

Adam Sledd leads IMT's efforts engaging the commercial real estate industry in energy efficiency strategies. Sledd helps individual companies, trade associations, and government agencies save energy and money by incorporating sustainability into the landlord-tenant relationship.

Why Green Buildings Matter for Brokers

Event Prices: 
Free Admission
Free Admission

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:

  • Why buildlings labeled as green or energy efficient have higher rents and sales prices.
  • Why tenants prefer to rent in green or energy efficient buildings.
  • How to market your building as a high performance building.
  • How you can help your clients work with their landlord or tenants to capture the benefits of greener, more efficient buildlings.
  • How local laws impact the value of NYC buildings

 

Thank you to our partner

instructor
Adam Sledd
Director of Commercial Real Estate Engagement, Institute for Market Transformation

Adam Sledd leads IMT's efforts engaging the commercial real estate industry in energy efficiency strategies. Sledd helps individual companies, trade associations, and government agencies save energy and money by incorporating sustainability into the landlord-tenant relationship.

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