GPRO Instructor Training: Operations & Maintenance Essentials

Continuing Education Credits

Approved for 12
Approved for 12
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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