The KGBS is an independent, non-profit, non-political, member-based organization formed to lead the transformation of the built environment in Kenya toward environmentally sustainable buildings, promoting a healthy and efficient built environment.
Our mission is to advocate, educate and certify green buildings in Kenya to achieve an environmentally, socially, and economically progressive built environment.
The vision of KGBS is to transform the construction industry and built environment to a sustainable future, promoting a healthy and sustainable environment for the nation. Kenyans spend 90% of their time in buildings and use the built environment to travel from one building to another daily. Buildings and construction, together account for 36% of global final energy use and 39% of energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions when upstream power generation is included. Thus, green buildings can set the world on a trajectory to meet the global climate ambitions set forth in the Paris Agreement.
Building green is an urgent response to climate action, health and well being, and resource circularity.
You are invited to an EDGE Expert Training workshop on 5th August, 2022.
What is EDGE (Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies)?
The three components of EDGE
The EDGE App helps identify the most cost-effective ways to reduce the resource intensity of a building.
EDGE focuses purely on energy, water, and embodied energy in materials for a quantitative approach to sustainability.
3.Verified Green Label
The internationally recognized certification system makes it fast and easy to verify the resource efficiency of a project.
An EDGE Expert is a professional who helps a developer, owner and larger project team understand the EDGE standard, software and certification system. The scope of the EDGE Expert's work includes advice on green design and assistance with preparation of an application for EDGE certification.
As an EDGE Expert, you will be seen by developers and owners as a trusted resource and advisor on EDGE certification. You can market your understanding of the EDGE software to potential developers, which will inspire confidence that their project can achieve certification with your knowledge, insights and support.
This will allow you to develop new skills to stay competitive in the market, enabling you to expand your business and services and attract new customers. As an EDGE Expert, you will also influence best practices in bio-climatic design and make a positive impact by helping to create more resource-efficient building
After attending the one-day training, you will be eligible to take the EDGE Exam either at a testing centre or remotely. Sign up today and be part of transforming the built environment towards sustainability.
Chairperson at Kenya Green Building Society
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