An innovation of IFC, EDGE makes it faster, easier and more affordable than ever before to build and brand green in 125 emerging markets.

The free EDGE software empowers you to determine the most cost-effective options for your building’s resource-efficient design. Earn a minimum of 20% less energy, water and embodied energy in materials, and your project has met the EDGE standard.

For greater marketability, take your building all the way through to EDGE certification. Providers around the world offer green building certification at affordable rates.

Whether designing affordable homes or high-end apartments, hotels or resorts, office buildings, hospitals or retail establishments, EDGE empowers you to build sustainable architecture.

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

Energy
Savings

43,304,002

kWh/year

Water
Savings

841,934

m3/year

Embodied Energy in Material
Savings

7,281,428

MJ

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