Partner Highlight: SUNY ESF Gets to Work with GPRO at Work

January 2019 not only marked the start of the new year, but also the beginning of an impactful partnership between Urban Green Council and the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF) in Syracuse. With funding from New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), Urban Green’s GPRO at Work  will help SUNY ESF pursue and achieve the highest standards in green building, energy efficiency, and operations and maintenance.

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GPRO Is a Catalyst for Change at LA Metro

Since 2017, the U.S. Green Building Council Los Angeles has delivered GPRO training to the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority (Metro) through the Growing a Greener Workforce program. Bringing together members of the larger community with a diverse range of Metro departments, the goal is to raise consciousness about sustainability issues and inspire action. The result is a perceptible shift in thinking, reinforced by new forms of collaboration and information-sharing wit­­­hin Metro and the LA community.

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Eric Chisholm Becomes Canada's First GPRO Master Trainer

Since 2014, GPRO’s partnership with the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) has allowed us to train nearly 400 professionals in three Canadian provinces. This success would not have been possible without dedicated instructors and advocates like GPRO Master Trainer Eric Chisholm, who have been vital in educating the Canadian workforce in GPRO’s sustainable building concepts.

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Partner Highlight: Meet the Insulators of Local 5

The Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Union have long been a proponent of energy conservation. Historically known as “Energy Conservation Specialists,” insulators work to ensure that the best insulation is properly affixed to mechanical systems. The Joint Apprenticeship Trust Local 5 in California has brought added value to their members by partnering with Urban Green to deliver GPRO training.  

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Weill Cornell Medicine Builds on Training with Individualized Coaching

Two years ago, over 30 Weill Cornell Medicine staff completed GPRO Operations & Maintenance Essentials (O&M). But what’s happened since? Nearly 80 percent of GPRO students say that they’ll use at least one technique from the course in their everyday work, but Weill Cornell wants to take this notion a step further by understanding the barriers to implementing these practices.

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Partner Highlight: The Urban League of Louisiana Brings GPRO to the Big Easy

Through the City Energy Project, GPRO partnered with the Urban League of Louisiana (ULLA), whose mission is to provide business education, counseling, and access to resources to small businesses across Louisiana. Led by Klassi Duncan, Director of the Entrepreneurship Center, GPRO launched in New Orleans this summer as a part of ULLA’s goal to equip businesses with the tools needed to start, grow, and sustainably scale.

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City Energy Project: Efficiency Built to Last

The City Energy Project (CEP)— a joint project of NRDC and the Institute for Market Transformation— has been working with cities to make buildings more sustainable, partly inspired by work that started in New York City. Since buildings are responsible for as much as 70 percent of emissions in cities, improving efficiency is critical.

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