Partnering with the Center for Green Schools and USGBC, we designed and developed a professional certificate program, the Green Classroom Professional (GCP). The GCP certificate program provides pre K-12 educators and school staff with the knowledge to identify what supports or impedes healthy, resource-efficient, and environmentally sustainable learning spaces. This course trains participants to recognize, adopt, and implement practices that keep teachers and students focused, alert, and ready to learn.

Topics included:

  • Indoor environmental quality
  • Energy efficiency, including plug-loads
  • HVAC
  • Lighting
  • Green cleaning
  • Integrated pest management
  • Sustainable sites & Transportation
  • Water efficiency
  • Acoustics
  • Innovation

To facilitate the lessons taught within the program, we developed a virtual representation of a typical public school classrooms. We developed custom illustrations and graphics to communicate a variety of sustainable topics.

The online course consists of 12 self-guided interactive modules that allow participants to enter and exit the program on their own schedule. It can be taken at USGBC (

US. Green Building Council