GPRO Fundamentals of Building Green | July 26, 2022

26 Jul 2022


In this GPRO Fundamentals of Building Green online course, you will learn how to see buildings differently and discover strategies to make them efficient, healthy and resilient.

This course is ideal for anyone who needs a better understanding of high-performance building, including sales or administrative staff in real estate, construction, architecture or engineering, workforce development providers, facilities and operations staff, and college students interested in entering the building or construction industry.

This class session will be held virtually over zoom.


  • How reducing building energy will reduce the effects of climate change

  • Basic elements of green, high-performance construction and building operations

  • Role of trades on high-performance job sites

  • Energy-consuming building systems and some strategies to reduce building energy use

Registration includea course e-book and the online exam session. Students who pass the exam with an 80% or higher become a GPRO Certificate Holder.


-GBCI: Approved for 4 CE Credits

- AIA CES: Approved for 4 LU/HSW Hours

If you are unable to attend your scheduled course date, sign up for a future class at no additional cost by emailing We understand that your plans may change and are happy to refund your registration fee within 90 days of purchase. Requests for session changes and/or refunds must be received at least a week in advance of the course date. Memberships and donations are nonrefundable.​

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Urban Green uses Organizational Values to guide our work. As part of our commitment to fostering inclusive and respectful dialogue, we ask that all participants are mindful of these values during our course discussion. 


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 who lives or works in New York StatePlease 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, Jul 26 9:00 am GMT-4 (America/New_York)
End Date Tue, Jul 26 2:00 pm GMT-4 (America/New_York)
Event Time Zone EST
Capacity 30
Spots Available 7
Individual Price $100 course fee
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