GPRO Sustainable Building Operations 101

Did you know that efficiently operated and well-maintained buildings can reduce operating costs by 10 to 30% while improving occupancy rates and tenant satisfaction? This is just one of the many reasons why green operations and maintenance (O&M) practices are in high demand across the country.

Led by industry experts, GPRO Sustainable Building Operations 101 is ideal for property managers and building staff in multi-family residential & high-rise commercial buildings who want an introduction to the basic principles behind green building operations.

This 6-hour course can be scheduled to meet the needs of your organization.

Class Dates

Please register for one of the following classes by clicking on the links below. All classes will take place in the Litwin Classroom at REBNY (570 Lexington Ave).

Thursday, December 8 from 11:30 am to 6:00 pm
Friday, December 16 from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm

Cost

This is the last chance to get trained at a 60% discount!

$40 per person for those in Systems Benefits Charge service territory*
$99 per person otherwise

(includes materials and course 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

Questions? Contact Bessie Weisman at bw@urbangreencouncil.org, or 212.514.9385 x131.
 
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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”
  • Maintenance
  • 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