GreenED is an online education resource for professionals and students who want to learn about sustainable, climate resilient design in the built environment and green rating certifications. The platform offers online courses and webinars for continuing professional development credits and Green Star building-related training.
The platform was officially started in 2017 and was developed by Michelle Ludwig along with fellow architects Marloes Reinink and Karen Eicker. “We’ve been senior green building consultants for many years, and realised that we wanted to start educating, because there’s a noted gap in the skills market,” Ludwig says. “There’s always been a big gap for education for green design and green certification.”
Courses on offer at GreenED include subjects ranging from green interiors to net zero water. “We’ve had good feedback and have been very pleased with the production value and quality — something that was missing in the continuing professional development market,” Ludwig says. “The uptake on our live webinars over the last year has gone from 60 to 300 participants.”
The team already offers guest lectures at different universities, and they are looking to package semester courses to address the higher education market. “We also see municipal government departments and facilities managers as an audience with the view of educating them on what they need to know about green design in order to run a building efficiently,” says Ludwig, “and aligning this with the broader sustainable development goals.”
GreenEd is mentoring and training the next generation in competent green design, as well as partnering with green building councils in other African countries, including Ghana and Kenya.
The platform offers online courses and webinars for continuing professional development credits and Green Star building-related training.