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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 Overview
  • 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

Upcoming Workshop Dates & Prices

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

This full day workshop is hosted by the GBCSA and a faculty member and gives a high level understanding of the tool. Group exercises and scenario’s try help the student to understand how the tool may be applied.

Next Available Course Dates:

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It is recommended that each EDGE project gets the support of an EDGE Expert

Booking Process

Select the course period you would like to attend and add it to your cart. If you are booking for more than 1 attendee you will need to have their contact email at hand. You will be prompted to login to the GBCSA Dashboard on checkout and you will need to create a profile if you do not have one already.

You can choose to pay now or do an EFT later. Once payment has been made each attendee will be notified of login details via email. You will access the course via your GBCSA Dashboard. 

*All fees are valid for 2021 and will automatically increase on 1 January 2022.

Please Note: The GBCSA reserves the right to cancel or postpone an event at their own discretion up to 7 days prior to the event and the GBCSA will not be held liable for any related expenses incurred by registrants for things such as flights, accommodation, meals and transportation. For further details on our terms and conditions, please click here.

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