Foundations of Building Green

Understanding green building fundamentals is the building block of all GPRO training; all our trade-specific courses begin here.

But what if you’re not a tradesperson or building operator and would like a better understanding of green building? That’s why we created GPRO Foundations.

This new course is ideal for a range of audiences including:

  • Sales or administrative staff who work in real estate, construction, architecture or engineering
  • Workforce development providers
  • Facilities and operations support staff
  • College students interested in entering the building and construction industry

Foundations explains how different systems work together to make buildings efficient, healthy and resilient, as well as where the green building industry is headed.

This six-hour certificate course can be scheduled to meet the needs of your organization, and includes the GPRO exam session.

WHAT STUDENTS LEARN

  • Overview of green building strategies
  • Economic and health benefits of 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 (systems quality assurance)

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

GPRO Foundations qualifies for 6 AIA and GBCI CE Credits.

See www.gpro.org/faqs for details.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

http://gpro.org/register/

> Register for a Course

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