Through a partnership with GPRO at Work (our training and coaching program funded by NYSERDA), Weill Cornell Medicine’s (WCM) Engineering & Maintenance Department (E&M) has made professional development a top priority. Through supervisor-created skill shares, standardized training presentations, off-site controls trainings, and new digital resources, GPRO at Work and WCM have made great strides in just over a year.Read More
Few people in the Atlanta’s green building community have accomplished as much as Belinda Morrow, President at 2M Design Consultants in Fulton County, Georgia. “Sustainability was the way I was raised. This has been a natural fit for me,” Morrow said of her 37-plus year career. In 2001, she was one of the first 100 LEED accredited professionals. Since then she has become a leading voice in sustainability by working with the Fulton County government on a massive library project and delivering GPRO to the local workforce.Read More
GPRO Certificate Holder Winslow Harrington has transformed energy use at Manhattan’s Public Theater since completing GPRO Operations & Maintenance Essentials in 2016. As the Chief Building Engineer, Harrington reduced energy use by 31.5 percent and saved $108,000 in just one year by implementing low-cost and no-cost operations strategies from the course.Read More
It’s time that we put more green roofs over our heads.
Green roofs have the power to make a quantifiable impact on buildings and the built environment. Conventional roofs in the U.S. are typically made out of slate, metal, plastic, or even clay shingles, while green roofs improve those materials with a layer of vegetation. Installing a green roof over a conventional roof leads to numerous potential benefits for building occupants and the surrounding community, like adding green space and reducing the heat island effect in cities.Read More
San Diego businesses are done with doing business-as-usual. Small and medium local companies are joining The City of San Diego Green Business Network, a program funded by the City of San Diego, to help businesses reduce operating costs, share ideas, and improve water and energy efficiency and waste management. The San Diego Green Building Council (SDGBC) is part of the process to help businesses realize their goals.Read More