The path towards healthy and high performing buildings doesn’t end at the completion of design and construction… In fact, that’s just beginning! Facility and operating personnel have an incredibly important role in ensuring our buildings (both new and old) are run efficiently and maintained properly. Consider this: efficient operations and smart maintenance in buildings not only reduce operating costs by 20-50%, but also increase occupancy rates and tenant satisfaction. That’s one reason green operations and maintenance (O&M) practices are in high demand across the country.
GPRO is a comprehensive international training and certificate program that teaches the people who build, renovate and maintain buildings the principles of sustainability combined with trade-specific green construction knowledge. Green Building Alliance is excited to offer one of those trade-specific courses for the first time: GPRO Operations & Maintenance Essentials. This is a great opportunity for building operations professionals to maximize their ability to identify efficiencies in their buildings and save energy, water, and money while also improving occupant satisfaction and reducing environmental footprint.
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:
Upon completion of this course, students will become GPRO Certificate Holders in Fundamentals of Building Green and Operations & Maintenance Essentials (O&M) and join over 10,000 building professionals who are part of the GPRO community. GPRO-trained operations & maintenance staff can also qualify for a LEED point for Existing Building projects under LEED Pilot Credit 81.
Part 1: Fundamentals of Building Green
Part 2: Operations & Maintenance Essentials
8:30 – 12:30 – Fundamentals of Building Green
12:30 – 1:30 – Lunch Break
1:30 – 4:30 – Operations & Maintenance Essentials
8:30 – 1:30 – Operations & Maintenance Essentials
1:30 – 2:30 – Lunch & Study Break
2:30 – 4:30 – Exam
The exam is 50 multiple-choice questions testing knowledge from both Fundamentals of Building Green and Operations & Maintenance Essentials. To prepare, students should read both manuals, which will be distributed prior to the training. Students must attend all course hours to take the exam.
Partnering with USGBC and AIA, GBA makes it easy for our members to report continuing education credits. Please provide your GBCI and/or AIA number so we can auto-report your credits (for applicable events). Non-members can still earn continuing education credits but will need to self-report their GBCI CEUs.