GPRO Construction Management | May 17, 2022

17 May 2022


Low-carbon, energy-efficient construction will play a critical role in meeting increasingly stringent local and national building performance goals. These projects will require an understanding of new technologies, processes, and improved coordination across disciplines.

GPRO Construction Management provides practitioners with sustainability best practices and actionable strategies for every phase of construction, as well as how to avoid common mistakes.

This course is ideal for a range of construction professionals, including: 

  • Construction Managers
  • General Contractors
  • Experienced Tradespersons
  • Trade Forepersons
  • Owner's Representatives 
  • Project Managers and Site Superintendents
  • Estimators
  • Students and others interested in entering the building and construction industry

Participants take a one-day classroom training (in person or virtually) and then finish GPRO CM by completing three online electives that are most relevant to their work. Taught by highly knowledgeable industry professionals, participants will leave the course with practical steps to direct and manage  successful, sustainable, and cost-effective projects.

This class session will be held virtually over zoom.

after this course, students will be able to:

  • Explain the key coordination issues and documentation requirements that are unique to high- performance construction at each stage of a project.

  • Describe responsibilities of the CM and project team to ensure building performance.

  • Implement sustainable construction processes and communicate required information to subcontractors and trades.

  • Coordinate testing, inspection, and commissioning activities to ensure intended performance.


-GBCI: Approved for 7 CE Credits

- AIA CES: Approved for 7 LU/HSW Hours

- PDH: 7 Credits

-Three required electives will vary in length (30-60 minutes each) and range in credits.


Frank Mruk, FAIA, Executive Director, Center for Strategic Innovation and the Center for Smart Building Technology

Frank Mruk is an architect and strategist. He is a founder and executive director of the Center for Strategic Innovation and the Center for Smart Building Technology. He was educated at Pratt Institute, Pace University and at the University of Oxford. He has taught Architecture at the School of Visual Arts, the Rhode Island School of Design, Roger Williams University, the Parsons School of Design, New York University, and at the New York Institute of Technology where he served as associate dean for the School of Architecture and Design. He spent 10 years working on Wall Street for American International Group and Morgan Stanley, and in professional practice for the Aga Kahn AKAA winning Architect Emre Arolat and William Breger, past Dean of the New York School of Interior Design. He has consulted for the Rhode Island Office of Innovation with Apple Computer and Goldman Sachs. He has served on the board of the American Institute of Architects, the Association for Strategic Planning, RIBA USA and Habitats for Music. Frank was elevated to Fellowship in both the Strategic Planning Society and the American Institute of Architects where he is currently serving as President-elect for the RI Chapter.


GPRO is a comprehensive national training and certificate program developed by Urban Green Council. The program teaches the principles of sustainability and trade-specific green construction knowledge to people who build, renovate and maintain buildings.

GPRO courses range from our foundational course, Fundamentals of Building Green, to technical trade-specific classes focused on filling the green-gap between energy efficiency and conventional building and construction knowledge. Working with unions, USGBC chapters, non-profits, workforce development groups and real estate companies throughout North America, we have trained over 16,000 building professionals to date.  


NYSERDA fully subsidizes the cost of this training for anyone in one of the below groups. Please reach out to for details on how to register.

  • Veterans;
  • Native Americans;
  • Individuals with disabilities;
  • Low-income individuals, whose household’s total income is below or at 60% of the State Medium Income, or whose household has been determined eligible for or is receiving assistance through the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or other human service benefit programs;
  • Incumbent or unemployed power plant workers;
  • Previously incarcerated individuals;
  • 16- to 24-year-olds who are enrolled in or have completed a comprehensive work preparedness training program such as those offered by Boards of Cooperative Education Services (BOCES), technical high schools, Conservation Corps, Youthbuild, and AmeriCorps. The training program must include a combination of rigorous clean energy education with hands-on technical training. Eligibility of work preparedness programs under this category will be considered on a case-by-case basis.;
  • Homeless individuals;
  • Single parents.


Date Tue, May 17 9:00 am GMT-4 (America/New_York)
End Date Tue, May 17 5:00 pm GMT-4 (America/New_York)
Event Time Zone EST
Capacity 30
Spots Available 21
Individual Price $100 course fee
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