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.

Two GPRO courses will be offered again in the Spring of 2015. This nationally recognized course is endorsed by the U.S. Green Building Council and Urban Green, and is being offered at no cost to state and municipal employees, and at a small cost ($300) to others.  The course includes class 3 full-day sessions, GPRO materials and resources, and the GPRO exam and professional certification.


The course provides those interested or involved with the operations and maintenance of building, and will offer critical tools to transition from conventional to sustainable operations and maintenance. The Course also covers additional 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


The Course instructor is William Leahy, a LEED AP, CEM, CEA and certified GPRO instructor.

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