Taught by industry experts, GPRO Operations & Maintenance Essentials provides building professionals with the critical tools to transition from conventional to sustainable operations.
GPRO O&M is ideal for property managers and building staff in multi-family residential & high-rise commercial buildings including:
- Building superintendents
- Facility and property managers
- Operating engineers
- Stationary engineers
Efficient operations and smart maintenance in buildings not only substantially reduces operating costs, but also increases occupancy rates and tenant satisfaction. That’s one reason green operations and maintenance (O&M) practices are in high demand across the country.
GPRO trained building operators and service workers can qualify for a LEED point for Existing Buildings projects under LEED Pilot Credit 81. See gpro.org/faqs for more info.
Please register for one of the following sets by clicking on the links below. Each set consists of two days of classes, starting at 9:00 am and ending 5:00 pm at REBNY.
The exam is 50 multiple-choice questions testing knowledge from both Fundamentals of Building Green and Operations & Maintenance Essentials. To prepare, students should read both manuals, which will be distributed prior to the training. Students must attend all course hours to take the exam.
Exam: Thursday, December 15 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
This is the last chance to get trained at a 60% discount!
$99 per person for those in Systems Benefits Charge service territory*
$220 per person otherwise
(includes materials, course and exam fees)
*includes Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corporation, Consolidated Edison Company of NY, Inc., New York State Electric and Gas Corporation, National Grid, Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc., and Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation
Continuing Education Credits
GBCI: Approved for 12.0 CE Hours
AIA: Approved for 12.0 HSW/SD Hours
PART 1: GREEN BUILDING CONCEPTS
Energy Usage and Building Operation
- Sustainability and environmental justice
- Challenges in our use of natural resources
- Climate change and its impact
- How this relates to you as a building operator or decision maker
New Ways of Thinking about Building Construction & Operations
- The whole building approach
- The integrated design process
- Codes and standards
PART 2: STRATEGIES FOR SUSTAINABLE O&M
Measuring Energy Performance
- EUI, site and source energy and the EPA Portfolio Manager
Improving Energy Efficiency
- Sizing up the opportunity
- Operations and some “easy wins”
- Retro-commissioning and energy audits
PART 3: MAJOR SYSTEMS AND APPLIED O&M
- Building envelope: Preventing water damage and mold
- Heating and cooling: Boilers, hot water/steam distribution systems,
window A/Cs, rooftop units, summer/winter start up and shut down
- Lighting: Lamp technologies and controls
- Plumbing: Water consumption and conversation, domestic hot water
- Indoor air quality: Pollutants, humidity, asbestos, and mold
- Water management