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Capitalize on the opportunity to excel by delivering green buildings for a smarter world.

An innovation of IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, EDGE makes it faster, easier and more affordable than ever before to build and brand green. EDGE reveals the systems and solutions that work best for your climate, bringing international caché to your certified project without losing the local context. Meet the growing expectations of your customers by creating value and positively impacting their lives, resulting in greater profitability and a healthier environment for all.

EDGE buildings are part of a growing trend that is affecting change worldwide.

Energy
Savings

106,409

MWh/year

Water
Savings

2,650,472

m3/year

Embodied Energy in Material Savings

2,163,211

GJ

CO2
Savings

47,166

tCO2/year

Floor Space
Certified

2,367,086

m2

Numbers represent total savings of all buildings projects that have received an EDGE preliminary or final certificate to date.

Design, verify and certify your portfolio green, differentiating your product and positioning your company at the forefront of change.

1. Software

Instantly identify the most cost-effective ways to build green and how long it takes to recover your investment with the free EDGE software.

2. Standard

Reach the minimum standard of 20% less resource intensity in energy, water and embodied energy in materials.

3. Certification

Prove that your building is quantifiably green through certification offered by licensed service providers in nearly 140 countries.

Outshine the competition with the intelligence of the EDGE software. Start by selecting your building type.

EDGE creates intersections among market players to deepen the understanding that everyone wins financially by building green.

Through bringing together those who design, develop, finance, incentivize, and live and work in green buildings, EDGE unlocks collaboration and provides a new paradigm for the future.

From all corners of the world, evidence-based stories are being told that demonstrate the powerful business case for green building certification with EDGE.

EDGE Experts provide their insights on the challenges and opportunities of working with clients to design, build, and certify green in their respective markets.

EDGE Experts - The Gurus of Green Building

EDGE Experts provide their insights on the challenges and opportunities of working with clients to design, build, and certify green in their respective markets.
There are heroes working behind the scenes to create a new mortgage breed that upends the industry, making it a given to choose a green home.

From Romania to Costa Rica - The Persuasive Power of Green Mortgages

There are heroes working behind the scenes to create a new mortgage breed that upends the industry, making it a given to choose a green home.
Despite a growing obsession with the sleek, all-glass aesthetic in architecture, floor-to-ceiling glass walls are not a good thing in almost any climate.

Reflections on a Shiny Façade

Despite a growing obsession with the sleek, all-glass aesthetic in architecture, floor-to-ceiling glass walls are not a good thing in almost any climate.
Prashant Kapoor, the inventor of EDGE, considers why hoteliers should earn green credentials, emphasizing the associated cost savings.

Green Hotels: The Art of Practicality and Profit

Prashant Kapoor, the inventor of EDGE, considers why hoteliers should earn green credentials, emphasizing the associated cost savings.

From leading financial institutions to major hotel, retail and design brands, EDGE is trusted by the best in the business.