EDGE is a green building certification system that empowers the Mexican real estate market to build sustainably. 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. Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) and thinkstep-SGS are the providers of EDGE certification services in Mexico. They can certify a project to increase its marketability at the design stage.
Rapid urbanization in Mexico has created a demand for more buildings, particularly in the residential sector. The government, financial institutions and developers are working together to make green design a standard practice, with programs such as Sociedad Hipotecaria Federal’s EcoCasa and INFONAVIT’s green mortgages. As key players in the market continue to recognize the value of embracing green, Mexico’s green building industry is poised to grow, leading the country towards a better future.
EDGE certification provides a solution: to capitalize on the value of green buildings by promoting the benefits to customers while protecting the environment. With EDGE, it’s possible to stay at the forefront of the green building trend.