Green Professional Building Skills Training (GPRO) Certificate

The University of Miami offers Fundamentals of Building Green, which is the building block of all GPRO training, and useful to a range of students who need a working understanding of sustainability in the built environment. Operation and Maintenance Essentials, which UM also offers, guides participants through the strategies needed to improve operational efficiency with hands-on, actionable training.

Participants in the GPRO Certificate Program learn how to understand and measure energy and water consumption in properties – particularly multifamily residential, condominium and high-rise commercial buildings. They learn how to ascertain a building’s energy use index and develop heightened awareness of sustainability measures, as well as energy and water utility consumption and metering.

The course helps develop expertise in:

  • Fundamental knowledge about sustainability and resilience
  • Improving the building envelope for a healthier building
  • Reducing water usage
  • Increasing cooling and heating system efficiency
  • Managing lighting for minimal energy use with maximum quality
  • Maintaining indoor air quality
  • Reducing waste
  • Operational and property resilience