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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 worldwide trend.

Embodied Energy in
Material Savings
Floor Space

Numbers represent total savings of all buildings projects that have received an EDGE preliminary or final certificate to date. There are 16,072,684 square meters of floor space registered for certification. Of this amount, there are 0 registered homes. Already, 0 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 160 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.

EDGE certificates can be provided directly to Banks' buyers as proof of delivery on the developer’s promise to build green.
EDGE is a quick, easy and inexpensive way for builders to optimize their designs, leading to a more investment-worthy and marketable product.
In addition to incentivizing the market, governments can endorse a green building certification system such as EDGE.
By opting for a resource-efficient home, homeowners are assured of the comfort and well-being of their families while saving on utility bills.

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

With a rapidly growing economy, but limited natural resources, EDGE certification offers an ideal solution for the private sector in Ghana.