GPRO Operations + Maintenance Essentials

DATES: August 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th and 12th (Online Exam taken any time)

TIME: 10am - 1pm, except August 12th from 12pm - 1pm only


What is GPRO?

GPRO is a certificate program developed by Urban Green Council that teaches the people who build, renovate, and maintain buildings the tools to integrate high-performance construction and maintenance practices into their everyday work. The holistic approach to sustainability training combined with expert advice and the latest adult learning techniques—has made GPRO an education trailblazer for building trades and operators across the country.

What will you learn? 

PART 1: Fundamentals of Building Green

  • Overview of green building strategies
  • Economic and health benefits of a green building
  • Causes and impacts of a changing climate on buildings
  • Transitioning to sustainable construction practices
  • Complying with green codes and standards
  • Understanding LEED
  • The importance of building commissioning

PART 2: Operations + Maintenance 

  • Take a systemic approach to operating and maintaining your building
  • Evaluate the performance of your building
  • Describe at least three immediately actionable measures that will improve the health, energy, or water efficiency of your building and the next steps needed to achieve them
  • Explain the costs and benefits of those measures

GPRO Exam and Credential

Participants who attend all GPRO trainings and pass the multiple-choice exam become GPRO certificate holders, a credential that’s the top choice of forward-thinking organizations and employers in the country.

Learning Level: Beginner 

This class is eligible for continuing education units from the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) and The American Institute of Architects (AIA). 

What you receive: 

12-hour training course

PDF version of GPRO Operations + Maintenance Essentials workbook/study guide

Online exam

VETERANS: This course is available to veterans for free. Please email us at [email protected] for registration.


Robert Carr, MA, LEED AP O+M, LFA, GPRO Instructor

Education and Project Manager, San Diego Green Building Council

 Robert Carr is a green building professional who specializes in working with regional municipal and non-profit organizations to make our region’s built environment more sustainable.

 Robert has used his experience to participate in a variety of local green building and sustainability-based projects, including the LEED certification of 10 Balboa Park buildings and the San Diego Food Bank.  He has also participated in the City of San Diego’s SD ZN3 project discussed during this webinar.

 Robert’s credentials include a Masters in Sustainability Leadership, LEED AP for Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance, and a ILFI Living Future Accreditation.

 Robert is an active volunteer in the San Diego community.  He is a Board member for Tree San Diego, Co-Chair for the San Diego Building Electrification Coalition Messaging Working Group, and member of the SD350.



August 03, 2022 at 10:00am - 1pm



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$30.00 GPRO O+M Essentials Course and Exam
GPRO O+M Essentials Course and Exam
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