Training and Certification

Training and Certification

The Institute for Sustainable Energy develops training and certification programs to support Connecticut’s energy initiatives. Contact us for additional information or assistance in developing training and certification programs.

Earn Your Green Professional Operations & Management (GPRO) Certification.

The Institute is pleased to offer two GPRO courses during the Spring of 2015, with support from the CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.  This nationally recognized course is endorsed by the U.S. Green Building Council and Urban Green.  The course is being offered at no cost to state and municipal employees and at a small cost ($300) to others. The course includes 3 full-day class sessions, GPRO materials and resources, the GPRO exam, and professional certification.

The course provides critical tools to help those interested or involved with building maintenance transition from conventional to more sustainable operations. The Course also covers topics such as energy benchmarking, auditing training, and an overview of CT environmental compliance programs.

When & Where:

Course Section 1 (held at Western Connecticut State University). To register for Course Section 1 in Danbury click HERE

-          Class 1: March 24th

-          Class 2: March 31st

-          Class 3: April 7th

-          Class 4: April 14th

Course Section 2:

Course Section 2 (held at United Illuminating Training Facility). To register for Course Section 2 in Orange? click HERE

-          Class 1: May 6th

-          Class 2: May 13th

-          Class 3: May 20th

-          Class 4: May 27th


-          Facility and property managers

-          Building superintendents

-          Building system operators

-          Building maintenance personnel

More Information:

About GPRO 

Course Outline

Non-state/non-municipal employees: to register and pay the $300 registration fee, call Dr. Indira Petoskey, Eastern Connecticut State University Office of Continuing Education, at 860-465-0206,