GPRO Fundamentals of Building Green + Construction Management (One & Two-Day Course & Certificate Exam Options)

  • Thursday, September 13, 2012
  • 8:30 AM
  • Friday, September 14, 2012
  • 5:30 PM
  • Hispanic American Construction Industry Association (HACIA), 901 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 205, Chicago
  • 15


  • This includes GPRO Fundamenatls of Building Green course, exam,and certificate with passing score
  • If you have already registered and paid for Day One, you can add Day Two by selecting this option.
  • Membership will be verified
  • Membership will be verified
  • This includes GPRO Fundamenatls of Building Green course, GPRO Construction Management course, exam,and certificate with passing score

Please note that registration is non-refundable.
If you experience any registration difficulties or have questions please contact our office at 312-245-8300.

Registration for this event is closed.  Please call Cathy at 312-245-8300 ext 202 if you are interested in a future session.

GPRO Fundamentals of Building Green + Construction Management
(10.0 GBCI CE Hours)

GPRO: Green Professional Building Skills Training, is a series of courses and certificate exams that teach the people who build, renovate, and maintain buildings the principles of sustainability combined with trade-specific green construction knowledge. GPRO Certificate Holders are positioned to meet the expectations of owners and tenants who want healthier, environmentally sustainable, and energy-efficient homes and offices.

The principal assumption is that participants already know their trade and these courses will give them the additional knowledge they may not have experienced on conventionally-built projects.

Day One (Required for Day Two Participants)
Fundamentals of Building Green - 4.0 GBCI CE Hours
(4-hour course+exam)

This course teaches the basics of sustainability and the essential strategies and work practices that make buildings green. The program materials and exam cover the “green gap” between standard trade skills and the new awareness and skills required to successfully implement green building. 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.
A GPRO certificate demonstrates that an individual understands green building as it applies to his or her trade and enhances that person’s ability to compete for and participate in green jobs.

Day Two
Construction Management - 6.0 GBCI CE Hours
(6-hour course+exam)

After completing day one course material attendees will participate in this trade-specific course. 

This course fills the “green gap” for individuals with construction experience such as: CM or GC Site Superintendent, Project Manager, Executive Project Manager, Project Engineer/Clerk, Sustainability Manager, experienced tradesman with five years of experience, tradesperson with site supervision or management responsibility, facilities manager or building owner, owner’s representative or project manager, project architect, professional engineer, or commissioning agent. Following the course material will be a 50-question multiple-choice exam. (You will not have to take the exam on day one, all material will be included in the day two exam). 


Day One - GPRO Fundamentals of Building Green

8:30 AM – 1:00 PM
-Sustainability Why Green Building?

  • Climate Change:  Causes & Impacts
  • Our Natural Resources:  Sustainability Challenges
  • The History of Environmental Protection
  • Continuing the Road to Sustainability

-Green Building

  • How Do We Know It’s Green?
  • Codes and Standards: Ensuring Performance
  • Applying Sustainability:  Using LEED Credits

-Your Role in Building Green

  • Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
  • Construction Waste Management
  • Construction Indoor Air Quality
  • Commissioning

1:00 PM Individuals Taking GPRO Construction Management course Day Two Can LEAVE (or join for lunch and then depart)
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch for Day One Attendees
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Review of Material
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM Exam

Day Two - GPRO Construction Management

8:30 AM– 12:30 PM

  • Construction Management and Green Building
  • Pre-Con Services: Sustainability Planning in the Design Phase
  • Proposal for Construction Services: Addressing Sustainability
  • Trade Bid & Award: Incorporating Sustainability Strategies
  • Mobilization
  • Training Your Trades on Project Goals and Requirements

12:30 PM – 1:00 PMLunch
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

  • Shop Drawings and Submittals
  • Rough In, Finishes and Fit-out
  • Commissioning and Close-Out
  • Measurement & Verification

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM- Exam

More information on GPRO here!

Joseph Clair, PE, LEED AP, GPRO Instructor

If you have questions about the program, please contact Cathy Small at or 312-245-8300 x202. 

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