Your source for energy efficient building education!
What you learn will make you think twice about how you design, build, sell and inspect homes.... and about your own home too!
Many class offerings.
Taking your level of knowledge about residential energy efficient design and construction to a much higher level!
The Basics of
A foundational understanding of how buildings work as a "system" to maximize energy efficiency, comfort, durability, and safety.
Greater knowledge about the minimum standards for designing and building homes required by the national building codes.
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What you can expect from a
Learning Edge class?
Tons of Content
Bring your pen and paper (or open a doc to type in) because you'll need it! A little like drinking from a fire hose, but we promise not to drown you. Handouts to follow along during class and copies of the presentation are always made available to attendees to refer back to after class.
Interesting not Boring
Every class is fast paced with a mixture of text and lots of pictures and graphics, all designed to make the valuable information you're learning interesting, digestible, and even entertaining. Attendees remain engaged with polls, hand raising, and time allowed for Q&A.
Most of what you learn will be something that you can use or apply right away, not only in your professional life, but also your personal life. You won't think about the buildings where you work, live, shop or dine in the same way ever again. That's a promise!
What are people saying?
“Classes with Daran are always a pleasant learning experience! I enjoy the way the presentations flow; each topic is covered for an adequate amount of time and questions asked are always thoroughly answered.”
"Daran can take complex information, and break it down for easy understanding. Plus he is a master at presenting, keeping your attention, and providing quality up to date information."
Frances A Miller
“Daran brings an outstanding amount of experience and knowledge to the subject matter, includes lots of real world examples. He's an outstanding presenter - clear, concise, easy to understand.”
"Daran is a knowledgeable instructor with real world experience and is bringing a careers worth of information to the masses. The course in Becoming a Building Science Expert, provides valuable insights into the hidden and often misunderstood areas of construction and breaks them down into understandable pieces, ideally to help professionals like myself become more aware of not only what to look for but also enable us to better communicate intelligently with laypersons and other professionals alike."
Chas Roberts Air Conditioning
Daran Wastchak is the President of Learning Edge, LLC a firm that specializes in residential energy efficiency training and building science consulting. He was a key implementer of the EPA’s ENERGY STAR for Homes program for over 20 years, he has helped solve warranty issues for hundreds of homes with high utility bills and comfort issues, and he has trained thousands of individuals on the basics of building science, energy efficiency for buildings, energy efficiency programs, and energy codes. (Learn more)