Sustainability Boot Camp


The Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, in collaboration with the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), Building Owners and Managers Association of New York (BOMA NY), and Urban Green Council, launched Sustainability Boot Camp, an energy efficiency and sustainability training program for New York building managers, superintendents, operators and engineers, in Spring 2016. 

The program – sponsored by CodeGreen Solutions, ConEdison Solutions, National Grid, NORESCO, and Zones – complements citywide sustainability initiatives including Mayor de Blasio’s OneNYC goal of 80 by 50, a blueprint to reduce citywide greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050. Mayor de Blasio’s One City: Built to Last green buildings plan specifically commits to a 30 percent reduction in private sector building emissions by 2025; and Sustainability Boot Camp is helping buildings become greener and more sustainable, while bringing down energy costs.

Sustainability Boot Camp is ideal for property managers and building staff in multi-family residential and commercial buildings including: building superintendents, operators, facility and property managers, and operating and stationary engineers.

As global climate change continues to impact human populations and natural ecosystems, these courses are another example of the continued work New York City’s real estate professionals and leaders are doing to ensure that New York remains a leader in terms of sustainability efforts, and transform the environment to be better suited for the future.


Due to popular demand, Sustainability Boot Camp will continue this winter!


To make it even easier to participate, the pilot program will now feature an 8 hour version of BOMA Building Energy Efficiency Program (BEEP) for commercial building staff! 

Students will qualify for qualify 8 continuing professional development credits for the renewal of industry designations including RPA, FMA, CPM, ARM, SMA, SMT and CCM, and GBCI Continuing Education hours for LEED designations.

Click here for the BEEP Overview. 

Click below to register today:

Tuesday, 12/20 - 9am to 5pm

Wednesday, 1/4 - 9am to 5pm

Friday, 1/6 - 9am to 5pm


In addition, the pilot program will once again offer GPRO Operations & Maintenance Essentials for both residential and commercial!  At 14 hours, including the certificate exam, GPRO is an easy point of entry to sustainable operations and can earn eligible students 12 GBCI/AIA CE credits.  

Now’s the time to take GPRO with its limited-time 60% discount brought to you by NYSERDA!

Please register for one of the following sets by clicking on the links below.  Each set consists of two days of classes, starting at 9:00am and ending at 5:00PM at REBNY

Set D: Friday, December 2 | Friday, December 9

Set E: Monday, December 5 | Monday, December 12

Set F: Tuesday, December 13 | Thursday, December 15

To schedule a GPRO course for your office, please email Bessie Weisman, Urban Green Council Education Program Associate, at your convenience. 


Over 785 building professionals, including almost 200 NYCHA staff members, have registered since the pilot program began in April 2016.

To-date, many of the largest commercial and residential owners and managers in New York City have participated in Sustainability Boot Camp programs, including: