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Capitalize on the opportunity to excel with green buildings.

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 cachet 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.

Certify your projects with EDGE and become part of the growing movement that is trending worldwide.







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Numbers represent total savings of all buildings projects that have received an EDGE preliminary or final certificate to date. There are 11,465,006 square meters of floor space registered for certification. Of this amount, there are 36,708 registered homes. Already, 38,524 homes have been certified.

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 over 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. Together we can create green buildings for a smarter world.

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

Green Homes: An Unstoppable Trend in Mexico

Momentum is growing for green homes in Mexico as property developers, financial institutions and green building professionals are recognizing the value of building green.

The Unique Role of EDGE Within China’s Three-Star System

The EDGE team and China's top engineers have benchmarked and aligned EDGE with the "Three Star" rating label, marking a historic milestone in the collaboration of green rating systems.

Green Homes for All

A new segment of the green building movement has a vision that green housing must be for all, especially low-income residents.

Awareness Builds for EDGE in India

EDGE is gaining traction in the Indian market because of its software application, streamlined certification process, and overall brand value.