This course provides essential strategies and work practices that make buildings more efficient. GBCI, AIA, and PDH credits are available!
About this event
The construction industry is moving quickly towards greener, high-performance buildings, creating increased demand across the country for sustainable building skills.
This course teaches the foundational concepts of sustainability – and provides an overview of the essential strategies and work practices that make buildings more efficient, healthy, and resilient. GPRO covers the “green gap” between standard trade skills and the new awareness required to successfully implement sustainable and energy-efficient building practices.
This training is ideal for anyone who needs a better understanding of high-performance buildings, including sales or administrative staff in real estate, construction, architecture, or engineering, workforce development providers, facilities and operations staff, and college students interested in entering the building or construction industry.
What Students Learn
- How reducing building energy will reduce the effects of climate change
- Basic elements of green, high-performance construction, and building operations
- Role of trades on high-performance job sites
- Energy-consuming building systems and some strategies to reduce building energy use
Registration includes a course e-book and an online exam. Students who pass the exam with an 80% or higher become GPRO Fundamentals of Green Building Certificate holders.
GPRO Fundamentals qualifies for 4 AIA and GBCI CE Credits.
Join the 16,000+ building professionals from across North America who have completed GPRO training, and add a GPRO certificate to your resume!
Meet the Presenter
LEED-AP, WELL-AP, CEM, CEA, CBCP, EBCP, CMVP, GGP, CalCTP-AT, HERS, ENV-SP
Wayne has been in the building industry since 1988 making buildings work better. He has worked in building automation, maintenance, operations, energy management, new construction, and Kaizen culture development for companies like Johnson Controls, ABM, Equity Office, General Electric, JLL, his own consultancy Improvement Facilitation, and is currently Director of Energy Services at VCA Green. He’s on the Board of Directors for an Educational Non-profit and donates time to clean-tech accelerators. He holds over 10 certifications and teaches GPRO Fundamentals, O&M, and Construction Management.
Why attend a GPRO training?
“The GPRO training was an amazing experience! The class covers a wealth of information: What is Sustainability, Measuring Building Performance, Climate Change, and a history of the environmental movement (just to name a few). The instructors are well versed in the subject matter. A professional training manual is provided and it’s an excellent reference for all things related to green building, sustainability, conservation, and more! I attended the training at Metro headquarters in downtown Los Angeles (adjacent to Union Station). They offer classes that are open to the public! After taking the GPRO training I have a better understanding of how green building can positively impact the environment, communities, and jobs. I recommend this class for anyone interested in creating opportunities for growth in your career.”
— Sheila Washington, Corporate Sustainability Programs, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
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