Green Professional Building Skills Training

Des Moines Area Community College has teamed up with Urban Green Council as the first
GPRO provider in the State of Iowa. GPRO is a comprehensive green building training and
certificate program. Developed by the trades for the trades, GPRO teaches the people
who build, renovate, and maintain buildings the principles of sustainability combined with
trade-specific green construction knowledge.

GPRO Operations & Maintenance Essentials (O&M) has been completely revamped to provide building professionals with strategies to improve efficiency, comfort, and health. Participants leave with at least three immediately actionable measures and the next steps needed to achieve them.

This course is ideal for property managers and building staff in multifamily residential and high-rise commercial buildings, including: building superintendents, operators,
facility and property managers, operating engineers and stationary engineers.

This 14-hour certificate course can be scheduled to meet the needs of your organization and includes the GPRO exam session.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS GPRO O&M qualifies for 12 AIA and GBCI CE Credits. See for details.

Topics Covered

  • Fundamentals of Building Green
  • O&M in Green Buildings
  • Building Performance Metrics
  • Building Envelope
  • Water Use
  • Heating, Cooling & Hot Water
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Lighting
  • Waste Reduction
  • Resilience
  • Commissioning Existing Buildings
  • Action Plan

​At the end of the Course, Students will be able to:

  1. Take a systemic approach to operating and
    maintaining your building.
  2. Evaluate the performance of your building.
  3. Describe at least three immediately actionable measures that will improve the health, energy or water efficiency of your building and the next steps needed to achieve them.
  4. Explain the costs and benefits of those measures.

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