GPRO Schools, Training for Green Building Operations & Maintenance, Online, December 7 -8, 9 am - 1:30 pm ET

  • 7 December 2023 To 8 December 2023
  • Event Host : Green Building Alliance (GBA)
GPRO for Schools, Online Training
Event Description

School facility and custodial staff members are unsung heroes in the quest for healthy and high-performing school buildings that contribute to thriving environments for students. GPRO training for green building operations & maintenance offers practical and affordable strategies to facility and custodial teams in preK-12 schools. This two-day course will help school facility teams identify ways to save energy, water, and money while improving indoor air quality. Content includes information that facility members of any building type will find useful, but this course will include customized information that will be especially relevant to preK-12 school teams.

This course – which focuses on preventive maintenance and data-driven decision-making – not only offers best practices developed by green building and facility experts in the field but also offers an opportunity to share lessons and questions with peers. Many past participants have maintained relationships with their classmates.

The GPRO training was developed by the Urban Green Council and is offered in Western Pennsylvania by Green Building Alliance, whose staff has been teaching the class every year since 2016.

Advanced registration is required. The course is offered on several dates and in different formats to accommodate the busy schedules of participants.  While anyone is welcome to register, preference will be given to school communities. 


This course will ALSO be offered in person, through Green Building Alliance in their Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania offices:

  • April 18-19, 2024: Hosted in-person at GBA’s Office
    • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm both days
  • August 7-8, 2024: Hosted in-person at GBA’s Office
    • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm both days


  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Green Building Alliance (GBA)
  • Agenda
    • his class includes content on both the Fundamentals of Building Green as well as Operations & Maintenance essentials. Topics include:
      Performance Metrics
      Building Envelope
      Water Use
      Heating, Cooling & Hot Water
      Indoor Air Quality
      Waste Reduction
      Commissioning Existing Buildings
  • Cost
    • $200 School Affiliates and Representatives
      $250 General Admission

      *Scholarships are Available:

      If your school is located in an environmental justice community, you are invited to attend this course free of charge, and we will offer a stipend to cover your travel expenses if you want to attend the course in-person. Please reach out to Chris Cieslak if you have questions about this offer or if you would like to check your eligibility.
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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