GPRO Construction Management

Continuing Education Credits

Approved for 7 CE Credits
Approved for 7 LU/HSW Hours
7 Credits
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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.

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.

This class session will be held virtually over Zoom. 

Please Register Here.


  • 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



NYSERDA fully subsidizes the cost of this training for anyone in one of the below groups. Please reach out to 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.


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

Please Register Here. 

Thanks to Urban Green's sponsor 

If you are unable to attend your scheduled course date, sign up for a future class at no additional cost by emailing 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.​

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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. 

Oliver Holmes
Freelance Energy Consultant and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Oliver teaches courses on Building Systems and Environment, Sustainable Building Design, and Metrics for Sustainable Building Design Strategies. Oliver has over 40 years of experience in environmental and building engineering at a variety of scales, and has previously taught Urban Green Council’s GPRO O+M, BD+C, and Energy Code classes.