USGBC Green Professional
USGBC Green Professional (G|Pro) courses. The curricula for US Green Building Council certification for Green Professionals have now been finalized and AEA, whose trainers participated in the planning of these courses (Green Fundamentals, Construction Management, Operations and Maintenance, and more) is one of the first organizations in the US to offer them.
What is GPRO?
GPRO is a national green building training and certificate program developed by Urban Green Council, USGBC New York, that teaches the people who build, renovate and maintain buildings the principles of sustainability combined with trade-specific green construction knowledge. GPRO is a series of courses and coordinated certificate exams that teach skilled workers how to meet the expectations of owners and tenants who want healthier, environmentally sustainable, and energy-efficient homes and offices.
GPRO Courses Offered at AEA
Fundamentals of Building Green is the prerequisite for ALL GPRO trade-specific courses. 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.
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GPRO Construction Management 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.
GPRO Operations & Maintenance Essentials 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. Download course flyer here. For more information on G|PRO courses at AEA please contact, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 718.292.6733.