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GPRO Operations & Maintenance Essentials

Learn more about reducing energy while improving tenant comfort and health as a building professional in this 3-day online training.

  • Online/Webinar

Event Cost

  • Non Member & Member: $400

Continuing Education Credits

12 GBCI, 12 AIA, 12 PDH

Course overview

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.

What you’ll learn

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Take a systemic approach to operating and maintaining a building.
  • Evaluate building performance.
  • 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.
  • Explain the costs and benefits of those measures.

Who is this for

This 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.

How it works

This course is spread over three days and will be held virtually over Zoom.

Day 1: Tuesday, November 5, 9:00am – 1:00pm
Day 2: Tuesday, November 11, 9:00am – 1:00pm
Day 3: Tuesday, November 19, 9:00am – 1:00pm

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. NEW: Registration also includes access to 3 on-demand bonus classes for a deeper dive into cutting edge O&M topics like Local Law 97, green procurement, waste management, energy audits, and financing energy upgrades.

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.​ 

Thank you to our sponsor



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.