GPRO Fundamentals of Building Green + Operations & Maintenance Essentials (One & Two-Day Course & Certificate Exam Options)

  • Thursday, November 08, 2012
  • 8:30 AM
  • Friday, November 09, 2012
  • 7:30 PM
  • Wilbur Wright College, 4300 North Narragansett Avenue, Rm S-247, Chicago, IL 60634
  • 19

Registration

  • This includes GPRO Fundamentals of Building Green course, exam,and certificate with passing score.
  • To register for Day Two Operations & Maintenance Essentials Only, You MUST have already taken the GPRO Fundamentals Class. This includes GPRO Operations & Maintenence Essentials course, exam, and certificate with passing score.
  • You must have a discount code to use this registration.

    To register for Day Two Operations & Maintenance Essentials Only, You MUST have already taken the GPRO Fundamentals Class. This includes GPRO Operations & Maintenence Essentials course, exam, and certificate with passing score.
  • This includes GPRO Fundamentals of Building Green course, exam,and certificate with passing score.
  • This includes GPRO Fundamenatals of Building Green course, GPRO Operations & Maintenance Essentials course, exam, and certificate with passing score.
  • This includes GPRO Fundamenatls of Building Green course, GPRO Operations & Maintenance Essentials 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.
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GPRO Fundamentals of Building Green + Operations & Maintenance Essentials (12.0 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
Operations & Maintenance Essentials - 8.0 GBCI CE Hours
(8-hour course+exam)

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

The GPRO Operations & Maintenance Essentials course is intended for a wide variety of professionals who work on-site in building operations and maintenance. The types of buildings addressed range from multifamily residential to high-rise commercial to industrial. Candidates range from building superintendents and managers to stationary or operating engineers. 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). 

AGENDA

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 Operations & Management Essentials course Day Two Can LEAVE (or join for lunch and then depart)
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch for Day One Attendees - Provided
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Review of Material
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM Exam

Day Two - GPRO Operations & Maintenance Essentials
8:30 AM– 12:30 PM

  • Operations & Maintenance in Green Building
  • Building Performance Metrics
  • The Building Envelope
  • Water Use
  • Heating and Cooling

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch -Provided
1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

  • Lighting
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Dealing With Waste
  • Commissioning and Energy Audits
  • Additional Educational Opportunities and Resources

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM- Exam

More information on GPRO here!

Instructor:
Daniel Bulley, GPRO Instructor

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

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