GPRO is a comprehensive national training and certificate program for people who build, renovate and maintain buildings. The purpose is to teach the principles of sustainability combined with trade-specific green construction knowledge. Developed by Urban Green Council (USGBC New York), GPRO is designed for experienced building professionals seeking to integrate green practices into their core knowledge of the trade.

The benefits of GPRO allow building owners and managers to better understand the tenets of sustainability as well as enhance operational strategies. This training will help building professionals improve their return on investment by helping them utilize their resources more efficiently and granting them a stronger understanding of efficiency standards in order to deliver buildings that are healthier, more durable, and safer for their occupants.

Additionally, when you have enough members on your team who are GPRO certified, you can qualify for a LEED Pilot Credit on your projects.

AIA and GBCI credits (which count toward the CMP – Credential Maintenance Program) are available for all GPRO courses.

Available Courses from VCA Green:
GPRO: Fundamentals of Building Green

Instructor: Wayne Alldredge

This course teaches the basics of sustainability and provides an overview of the essential strategies and work practices that make buildings more efficient. GPRO covers the “green gap” between standard trade skills and the new awareness required to successfully implement sustainable building practices. Individuals with experience in construction and building operations will have an advantage when taking Fundamentals of Building Green and in passing the certificate exam, but anyone with an interest in green building is encouraged to participate.

GPRO Fundamentals of Building Green is the prerequisite for all GPRO trade-specific courses. This 4-hour standalone certificate course can be scheduled to meet the needs of your organization (certificate exam is included). Please contact us for pricing.

GPRO: Operations & Maintenance Essentials

Instructor: Wayne Alldredge

Did you know that efficiently operated and well-maintained buildings can reduce operating costs by 20-50% while improving occupancy rates and tenant satisfaction? This is just one of the many reasons why green operations and maintenance (O&M) practices are in high demand across the country. Led by industry experts, GPRO Operations & Maintenance Essentials provides building professionals with the critical tools to transition from conventional to sustainable operations.

GPRO O&M is ideal for property managers and building staff in multi-family residential & high-rise commercial buildings, including:

  • Building superintendents
  • Operators
  • Facility and property managers
  • Operating engineers
  • Stationary engineers

This 14-hour certificate course can be scheduled to meet the needs of your organization (certificate exam is included). Please contact us for pricing.

Questions? Please contact either Wayne Alldredge or Gloria Pedroza for any and all concerns about these courses or to schedule a time and date for your preferred course(s).

Wayne Alldredge

Associate Director O&M, VCA Green

714-363-4700, x. 517

Gloria Pedroza

Project Coordinator, VCA Green

714-363-4700, x. 515

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