This page describes information applicable to City of San Diego staff training. If you are interested in green building training opportunities at your local government, please email info@usgbc-sd.org for information.

*Update* - GPRO courses are underway and are no longer receiving new students. LEED Green Associate Exam Prep begins on November 1st. To learn more and to sign up, see below.

The San Diego Green Building Council will be imparting a Green Building & Sustainability Education series for City of San Diego staff. Keep your professional skills up-to-date and take advantage of this free education series!

Please see below for course descriptions, locations, dates, and how to sign up.

Did you know that “Buildings represent the second-largest source of California’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions? Significant GHG emission reductions can be achieved through sustainable construction, operation, and renovation of new and existing buildings.” www.arb.ca.gov

With ambitious climate action goals, City of San Diego is looking at its facilities and community building stock to explore innovative ideas to reduce the environmental impact. 

As a City of San Diego staff member, you have an opportunity to lead the way and make a positive impact in your workplace, home, and community. The City of San Diego is partnering with San Diego Green Building Council to provide free training to staff members on the topics of:

o   Fundamentals of sustainability and climate change

o   Green building basics and in-depth operations and maintenance strategies

o   Organizational processes and strategies necessary to achieve green measures

o   Overview of green building certification systems: LEED, Living Building Challenge, and WELL Building Standard 

In addition to knowledge advancement, this program will provide opportunities for staff to develop new professional credentials:

o   Green Building Certified Professional certification from Urban Green Council (NYC, NY)

o   LEED Green Associate (USGBC/GBCI)



WHAT courses are offered?

1.    GPRO (Green Professional Building Skills Training) - Fundamentals of Building Green
This course teaches the basics of sustainability and provides an overview of the essential strategies and work practices that make buildings more efficient. GPRO covers the “green gap” between standard trade skills and the new awareness required to successfully implement sustainable building practices.

Additional Info:

  •  You must attend all classes to qualify for the GPRO Certification Exam which will be taken at the end of the course.
  • No prior experience or certifications are equired to attend.
  • To learn more about GPRO Fundamentals of Building Green, click here


2.    GPRO (Green Professional Building Skills Training) - Operations & Maintenance Essentials
This course provides building professionals with the critical tools to transition from conventional to sustainable operations.

Additional Info

  • You must attend all classes to qualify for the GPRO Certification Exam which will be offered at the end of the course.
  • To attend the GPRO O+M course you must have attended the Fundamentals course previously.
  • To learn more about GPRO Operations & Maintenance Essentials, click here
3.    LEED Green Associate Exam Prep

This course is for professionals who want to demonstrate green building expertise in non-technical fields of practice. You will learn core sustainability concepts, green building terminology, and various aspects of the LEED rating systems.

Additional Info

  • You are not required to attend any previous courses

WHERE are the courses being held?

The GPRO courses will be held at two different locations.

  • 525 B Street, 7th Floor, WADA Conference Room
  • 9601 Ridgehaven Ct, Suite 220, 1st Floor, Auditorium & Conference Room

LEED Green Associate Exam Prep will be held at 9601 Ridgehaven Ct, Suite 220, 1st Floor Auditorium

WHEN are the courses being held?

The current education series is being held from 8/03/17 to 11/29/17.

B Street dates and times

Schedule & Flyer

All classes are from 8-10am

  • 8/3, GPRO Fundamentals #1
  • 8/17, GPRO fundamentals #2
  • 8/31, GPRO O+M #1
  • 9/14, GPRO O+M #2
  • 9/28, GPRO O+M #3
  • 10/12, GPRO O+M #4
  • 10/26 GPRO Exam * at Ridgehaven
  • LEED GA will only be offered at Ridghaven

Ridgehaven dates and times
Schedule & Flyer

GPRO

  • 8/10, 8-10am, GPRO Fundaments #1
  • 8/24, 8-10 am, GPRO Fundamentals #2
  • 9/7, 8-10 am, GPRO O+M #1
  • 9/21, 1-3 pm, GPRO O+M #2
  • 10/5, 8-10 am, GPRO O+M #3
  • 10/19, 8-10 am, GPRO O+M #4
  • 10/26, 8-10, GPRO Exam

LEED Green Associate Exam Prep

  • 11/1, 8-12pm
  • 11/22, 8-10 am
  • 11/29, 8-10 am

WHO can attend these courses?

City of San Diego employees are welcome to attend free of charge.

HOW do I sign up?

To sign up email monica@usgbc-sd.org and include the following information

  • Your full name
  • Your position title
  • Which course(s) you would like to sign up for
    • GPRO Fundamentals
    • GPRO Operations & Maintenance
    • LEED Green Associate Exam Prep
  • Which location you would like to attend
    •  B Street
    • Ridgehaven

QUESTIONS

Please contact San Diego Green Building Council Community Coordinator,
Monica Rosquillas

monica@usgbc-sd.org

(619)313-1453


   
     

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