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Growing a Greener Workforce

Raising the Green IQ for Metro and the greater Los Angeles community

Metro is offering the following pieces of training to those interested in the environment and sustainability. We are doing all we can to keep our community healthy. If you have questions about the courses, how to register or to confirm that GGW classes are occurring, please contact Craig Reiter.

Type of Class

Description

Target

Cost

Envision Rating System

Learn the Envision Rating System, an international standard for assessing the sustainability of infrastructure projects across a variety of categories.

Infrastructure planners, engineers, architects, operators, maintainers, and procurers. Special rates for students.

$150 - 400

G-PRO Green Professional Training

A comprehensive green building training and certificate program developed with and for those who build and operate building infrastructure.

Contractors, building operators, building maintainers, service workers, sustainability professionals, community relations

Fundamentals: $200-275

 

Operations and Maintenance: $350-425

Building Environmental Resilience

The concepts of environmental resilience and how they apply in various real life situations.

Anyone interested in climate and community resilience

$120 – 200

California Native Plants

Understand the opportunities that landscaping with native plants hold for water conservation and regional biodiversity

Anyone interested in landscaping, water conservation, bolstering biodiversity

Free

SBE, DBE, CBE, and WBE firms are encouraged to enroll:

Envision

The Envision Rating System is an international standard for assessing the sustainability of projects across a variety of categories. This two half-day training provides instruction in the rating system through presentations, group exercises, and case studies. This course is designed for anyone who wants to learn about selecting the right sustainability solution for a project, especially planners, engineers, architects, operators, maintainers, and procurers.

Reasons to take Envision Version 3 with Metro:

Register for Envision Version 3

G-PRO logo

G-PRO is a comprehensive green building training and certificate program developed with and for those who build and operate building infrastructure. These pieces of training are offered in partnership with USGBC-LA. Some reasons to take these pieces of training:

• These courses introduce participants to the principles of green concepts and terminology
• Successful completion qualifies contractors, trades, building operators and service workers for LEED pilot credit 81 under New Construction and Exiting Buildings
• GBCI and AIA credits are available 

More about G-PRO:

USGBC LA

Building Resilience

Building resilience means planning for change in ways that make us better off - now. Some reasons to take these trainings:

• You will learn the skills, processes, and tools to get the most out of resilience assessments, planning, and implementation.
• Learn a methodology for busting silos and unleashing the potential of buildings, organizations, and communities so that they can adapt and thrive no matter what disruptions come their way.

More on resilience:

Register

Building Climate Resiliency through Native Plants

Nearly 30% of all Metro water use is related to landscaping. In response, Metro stations and landscaping designs are utilizing drought tolerant California native plants whenever possible to reduce the need for irrigation while maintaining regional biodiversity. This series:

  • Teaches how we select these plants
  • Increases awareness about challenges and opportunities related to the use of native plants.

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