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GPRO: Green Professional Building Skills Training continues to gain momentum in Canada! Since its introduction in North America in 2010, more than

and energy-efficient homes and offices. GPRO fills the ‘green gap’; now

6,000 participants have taken GPRO training. In Canada GPRO

everyone involved in a construction project will have foundational knowledge of

has sparked significant interest in a number of organizations

sustainable building practices. This certificate demonstrates that an individual

across several trade disciplines.

understands green building as it applies to his or her trade and will enhance that person’s ability to compete for and participate in green jobs.

This comprehensive green building training and certificate program was developed by the trades for the trades and

GPRO Canada is accredited under the Canadian Construction Association

teaches the people who build, renovate, and maintain

(CCA)’s National Gold Seal Certification Program and also allows participants to

buildings the principles of sustainability combined with trade-

earn valuable continuing education credits through GBCI and the AIA.

specific green construction knowledge. Contractors and subcontractors, building construction trades, and building operators and managers are the key audience for GPRO.

For questions on how GPRO will benefit you and/ or your organization,

GPRO Certificate Holders are poised to work in accordance

please contact Dana Sperling, Education Manager, Canada Green Building

with new regulations and to meet the expectations of owners

Council - Greater Toronto Chapter, 416.847.8958,,

and tenants who want healthy, environmentally sustainable,


FALL 2015 Toronto FOCUS

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Toronto Focus Fall 2015 digital issue