Our GPRO Mechanical course is a Green Professional Building Skills Training (GPRO) course that is offered by George Brown College Continuing Education in partnership with the Urban Green Council and includes the GPRO certificate exam.
Urban Green description: What are the most efficient heating and cooling systems available today? How do mechanical contractors and installers confirm the performance of HVAC systems? Heating, ventilation and air conditioning account for over 40 percent of the energy used in buildings. GPRO Mechanical (GPRO MECH) explains how to make HVACR equipment as efficient as possible, while providing the same level of comfort to occupants. GPRO MECH is ideal for a range of professionals in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industries, including subcontractors, installers, technicians and estimators. Students learn how sustainability requirements and LEED affect mechanical trade work; critical indoor air quality assurance practices; new technologies and approaches for reducing energy use in HVAC systems; how to achieve high efficiency with mechanical insulation and HVAC controls; the mechanical trades’ role in testing and balancing, commissioning, and maintenance; and important practices for retrofitting HVAC systems in existing buildings. For information about GPRO MECH, visit the GPRO web site.
This course qualifies you for 12 American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) continuing education credits. GPRO-trained mechanical professionals and HVAC contractors can qualify for a LEED point under LEED Pilot Credit 81. For more information, visit the Urban Green GPRO frequently asked questions web page. This course has also been recognized as Gold Seal accredited training by the Canadian Construction Association (CCA).
Course Delivery Method:
This is normally an in-class course but will be offered temporarily online via Blackboard Learn/Collaborate while college buildings are closed. Additionally, on the GPRO certificate exam day, you will receive an email with a link to an online exam. You will have three days from the day you receive the email to complete the exam. Exams will be 50 multiple-choice questions but will be open book. You will have 75 minutes to complete the exam. The passing grade for online exams is 80%. You will receive your score and GPRO certificate (if applicable) via email once they are processed.
You must have a theoretical knowledge of and practical experience with mechanical and HVAC building systems.