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Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiency (EDGE) : EDGE EXPERT COURSE

A green building certification program is making a positive impact in its pursuit to help the residential property market design and build resource-efficient buildings using the EDGE rating tool.

EDGE is a game-changing approach to sustainable building- a platform and a standard for green buildings. By becoming an EDGE Expert, you’ll position yourself as a trusted advisor in the eyes of developers and owners. With your knowledge of the EDGE software, you’ll inspire confidence that projects can achieve certification.

Accredited by IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, EDGE Experts are globally recognized and listed on the EDGE App. 

After this training, you’ll be eligible to take the EDGE Exam either at a testing centre or remotely.

About the Course

The EDGE Expert course is divided into the following sections:

Module 1: Introduction to GBCSA and EDGE
  • Recognise the GBCSA’s purpose, vision and mission.
  • Understand the background and purpose of EDGE.
Module 2: EDGE: The Vision
  • Define EDGE and understand the EDGE vision.
  • Identify the use case and benefits of EDGE.
  • Recognise how EDGE sets green building standards.
  • Understand an overview of the EDGE certification process.
Module 3: Defining Green Design
  • Define green building design.
  • Recall the basic characteristics of green building design.
Module 4: EDGE Certification Methodologies, Resources and Expert Process
  • Explain how EDGE does calculations
  • Explain how EDGE creates base case buildings
  • Understand how users should utilise the EDGE software for support
  • Know how to access user guides for further support
  • Identify and use a range of available resources to aid in developing yourself as an EDGE expert
Module 5: The EDGE Certification Process
  • Recall the aim and process of EDGE certification.
  • Recognise each stage of the certification process.
  • Identify the roles and responsibilities involved throughout the process.
  • Describe all documentation and submission procedures for EDGE certification.
Module 6: EDGE Green Measures:
  • Energy Efficiency Measures
  • Water Efficiency Measures
  • Materials Efficiency Measures
  • Understand how demand is reduced by passive elements.
  • Recognise how to reduce energy usage by systems.
  • Identify when to reduce demand by supplying renewables.
  • Identify key water efficiency measures.
  • Understand how to lower embodied energy through the efficient use of materials.

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