GPRO Operations+Maintenance Essentials @ Principia

  • 22 May 2019
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • 1 Maybeck Place, Elsah, IL 62028


  • You will need a registration code to access the student rate. Please contact Emily Andrews
    at or 314-577-0854.

GPRO Operations + Maintenance ( O+M) Essentials Training
Green Professional Building Skills Training - Operations & Maintenance Essentials

What type of lighting is best for your building – LED, fluorescent, or halogen? How do you detect and fix hidden leaks in mechanical systems?

Efficient operations and smart maintenance in buildings not only reduce operating costs, but increase occupancy rates and tenant satisfaction. GPRO O+M Essentials provides building professionals with strategies to improve efficiency, comfort, and health in our existing buildings. 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 commercial buildings, including: building superintendents, operators, facility and property managers, operating engineers and stationary engineers.

When: Wednesday, May, 22 and Wednesday, May 29
8:30 am - 4:30 pm both days
Students must attend both days of the training in order to sit for the exam

Where:  Principia College - 1 Maybeck Place, Elsah, IL 62028
Exact location on campus TBA

Continuing Education Hours:
12 GBCI CE Hours and 12 AIA/LU

Cost: $300 for USGBC-Missouri Gateway Members / $350 for non-members - includes course materials, breakfast & lunch both days, and certificate exam

Scholarships may be available. Please contact Emily Andrews at 314-577-0854 to inquire.

Mat Emden, Center for Sustainability, Principa College
Johanna Schweiss, USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter

What Students Learn: 

Part 1: Fundamentals of Building Green (4 hours)

  • Economic and health benefits from green buildings
  • Causes and impacts of a changing climate
  • Transitioning to sustainable operations
  • Complying with green codes and standards
  • Understanding LEED
  • Overview of green building strategies
  • The importance of commissioning

Part 2: Operations & Maintenance Essentials (8 hours)

  • Using building metrics to improve performance
  • Improving the building envelope for a healthier building
  • Reducing water use
  • Employing strategies for efficient and cost-effective heating and cooling systems
  • Managing lighting to minimize energy use while maintaining lighting quality
  • Maintaining indoor air quality for tenant comfort
  • Reducing waste


Contact Emily Andrews with USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter at or 314-577-0854.