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EDGE Expert - Face to Face Workshop to Edge Expert – Live Online Workshop

About the workshop

This 1 day session gives you a bite-size introduction to the EDGE tool and the benefits of EDGE certification. During this training you will learn how to quantify the value of passive and active design elements, how to determine which energy and water-saving systems and solutions are best for a particular location and climate, and how to measure the collective impact of design decisions on the project. In addition to gaining a deeper understanding of the EDGE software, you will also learn the EDGE standard and certification process.

This workshop offers access to the EDGE Expert accreditation with the IFC. After attending you will receive a code which will allow you access to the Prometric EDGE Expert exam and ultimately registration with the IFC.

What does an EDGE Expert do?

An EDGE Expert influences a client’s decision to design and build green, working closely with or within the design team. By using the EDGE software, an EDGE Expert provides a cost-benefit analysis of green concepts, systems and solutions that best match the client’s aspirations. For clients wishing to certify their projects, an EDGE Expert instils confidence that a project meets the EDGE standard.

An EDGE Expert precedes an EDGE Auditor, working within or in tandem with the client’s design team on decision-making, confirming that the project meets the EDGE standard by using the EDGE software, and preparing the project for certification.

Who should attend?

Property Developers, Banks, Investors, Real Estate Agents, Architects, Engineers, Quantity Surveyors, Project Managers, Contractors, Sustainability Consultants, Students and anyone else involved in the design and construction of residential projects in South Africa.

Workshop Outline

Session 1: 

  • Orientation and OverviewFF
  • EDGE Program
  • EDGE Certification Roles and Processes
  • EDGE Expert and EDGE Auditor Roles
  • EDGE Auditor Protocols
  • EDGE Methodology

Session 2: 

  • EDGE Software Demonstration
  • Technical Resources
  • EDGE Software Practical Exercise Instructions
  • EDGE Software Practical Exercise Debrief
  • Using EDGE Software to Maximize ROI
  • Energy Efficiency Measures
  • Water Efficiency Measures
  • Materials Efficiency Measures
Session 3: 

  • The Consultative Approach to Sales
  • Sales Resources
  • EDGE Exam Resources and Tips

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