• GPRO: Plumbing BLDG 9306

    Online Option

    This is a Green Professional Building Skills Training (GPRO) course offered by George Brown College Continuing Education in partnership with the Urban Green Council.

    Urban Green description: By improving water efficiency in buildings, plumbers play a particularly important role in the high-performance building process and help conserve a precious natural resource. GPRO Plumbing (GPRO PL) teaches participants about the economic advantages of water-efficient technologies and practices. Participants leave with knowledge they can apply to any plumbing job the very next day. GPRO PL is ideal for a range of professionals in the plumbing industry including subcontractors, installers and technicians. Students learn the key differences between green and conventional plumbing products and work practices; improving water distribution systems; how to interpret Energy Guide and water use rating systems; maintenance issues on common green fixtures, appliances, and systems; retrofitting existing buildings with water-efficient technologies; the plumber’s role in the building commissioning process; and green bidding issues for plumbers. For more information about GPRO PL, visit the GPRO Certificate web page.


    Additional Credits:

    The Urban Green GPRO PL course qualifies you for 10 American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) continuing education (CE) credits. For more information, visit the GPRO frequently asked questions web page.

    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.

    Technical/Computer Requirements:

    Refer to the basic technology requirements for Blackboard online courses.


    You must have a theoretical knowledge of and practical experience with plumbing systems and techniques.

    Contact Information

    Some courses require you to purchase a textbook. The cost of the textbook is not included in the course fee unless otherwise indicated. If there is a textbook assigned for this course, it will be listed on the bookstore website.