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    EDGE in Peru

    EDGE is a green building certification system that empowers the Peruvian 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 Sintali-SGS are the providers of EDGE certification services in Peru. They can certify a project to increase its marketability at the design stage.

    Peru is especially vulnerable to climate change as it is prone to droughts and natural disasters, which disproportionally affect the poor in rural areas. While 79 percent of the country’s population lives in urban cities, this number is expected to grow to 86 percent by 2050 as more people from rural areas migrate to cities.  As Peru’s cities grow larger, the government and key market leaders have an opportunity to ensure that buildings are built green and the country grows sustainably.

    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.

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    EDGE is an opportunity for governments, builders, banks and buyers, especially in Peru.


    Peru is committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent by 2030. Local governments are also offering incentives such as height bonuses or extra floor area ratios for developers who build green.


    With 86 percent of the population expected to live in cities by 2050 and a current housing deficit of two million homes, the housing market will need to grow quickly. Builders can ensure that new homes are built sustainably.


    Banks are beginning to recognize the need to address the environmental risks of climate change. At this nascent stage, the industry has published a regulatory framework to promote the use of green bonds in the market.


    Residents in Peru spend up to 17 percent of their household incomes on electricity. As cities grow and the cost of living increases, homebuyers will demand energy-efficient solutions to offset high utility bills.

    Early adopters of EDGE are driving change, encouraging others to think twice before building conventionally.

    Municipal government leaders and developers are working together to green the construction market in Peru. The government has played an active role by passing ordinances that offer incentives like height bonuses if a residential property is certified green. With the help of Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) and the consortium of Sintali-SGS, developers like Inmgenio, Madrid Ingenieros and JN Construcciones e Inversiones are responding to these incentives and driving the green building market in Peru. These early adopters are transforming the market, encouraging others to join the movement to build and brand green. Together, they are ensuring a sustainable future for the people of Peru.

    Case Study: Peru’s Top Developers Realize the Low Extra Cost of Building Green

    Project NameTypeSizeEnergy SolutionsWater SolutionsExtra Cost/Payback Period
    LatAm Parque Logístico Lima SurWarehouse65,579 m2
    Reduced window to wall ratio, reflective paint and tiles for roof and external walls, insulation of roof and external walls, energy-saving lighting in internal areas and skylights to provide daylight to top floor areas.Single flush and flush valve for water closets in all bathrooms, water-efficient urinals in all bathrooms and aerators, auto shut-off faucets in all bathrooms, and black water treatment and recycling system.$USD 826,600 with a payback of 10 years.
    Parque Club

    25 units totaling 4,510 m2Reduced window to wall ratio, insulation of the roof, energy saving lighting and lighting controls for common areas and outdoor spaces.Low-flow showerheads, low-flow faucets and dual flush for water closets.Investment ranging between $USD 0/unit to $USD 309/unit with a payback period ranging from zero to .75 years, depending on unit size.
    REBELHomes44 units totaling 6,208 m2
    Reduced window to wall ratio, reflective paint and tiles for the roof, external shading devices, energy-saving lighting, and lighting controls for common areas and outdoor spaces.
    Low-flow showerheads, low-flow faucets, and dual flush for water closets.Investment ranging between $USD 0/unit to $USD 1,350/unit with a payback period ranging from zero to 3.8 years, depending on unit size.

    Choose from premier certification providers for your building project

    Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) and Sintali-SGS are the premier providers of EDGE certification services in Peru. Learn more about GBCI and Sintali-SGS, and view their certification rates to see how they would apply to one of your upcoming projects:

    GBCI is the premier organization independently recognizing excellence in green business industry performance and practice globally through rating systems such as LEED, WELL, GRESB, SITES, PEER and EDGE.

    Sintali and SGS collaborate to deliver the highest quality service for clients around the world by offering a one-stop shop approach for EDGE certification and audit services.

    Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI)
    2101 L Street NW, Suite 500
    Washington, DC 20037
    +1 202 828 1145

    The Sintali-SGS consortium has offices in nearly every country in the world. Get in touch with their global team by email.
    +44 203 473 8758

    Certification Pricing by GBCI:*

    Register all the buildings at your site now for one low fee of $300. GBCI offers free online EDGE training in English for up to two project team members for each registered EDGE project.

    Per Project Site: $300

    By choosing to work with GBCI you are able to select and contract your own local EDGE Auditor from our list. Competitive pricing and the potential to save on travel costs make EDGE certification even more affordable. Calculate your certification fee for each building based on its floor area (excluding parking).

    CertificationPrice (per square meter, excluding parking)Minimum
    0-25,000 FLOOR AREA (SQM)$0.27$2,250
    25,000-50,000 FLOOR AREA (SQM)$0.22$6,750
    > 50,000 FLOOR AREA (SQM)$11,000 Flat Fee

    *Certification pricing includes both design and construction stages. Note that hiring a local auditor is required and is in addition to the cost of certification. View the contact list of GBCI-trained EDGE Auditors and reach out for a competitive quote. GBCI can also assign an Auditor for your project if you wish. Contact GBCI for custom pricing if you have multiple buildings or any single building that is over 75,000 square meters.

    Certification Pricing by Sintali-SGS:*

    Register your project with Sintali-SGS for $300. Sintali-SGS provides a complete “one-stop-shop” for EDGE certification, supporting clients from assessment straight through to final certification.

    Per Project Site: $300

    The fees below represent the total cost for a standard project, including travel and other ancillary expenses. A discount applies if there is an EDGE Expert on the project team, or for multiple project registrations. Basic assessment support can also be provided by an EDGE Expert Partner at no additional cost.

    Project TypeCertificationDesign AuditFinal AuditTotal
    Residential (single-family housing developments or apartment buildings with up to 100 units and up to three house/apartment types).$2,400$4,000$4,000$10,400
    Commercial (buildings with a single-end use, including hotels, retail, offices, and hospitals).$2,400$4,000$4,000$10,400

    *For multi-use buildings, residential buildings with more than 100 units and/or more than three unit types, or complex projects with multiple buildings or phases, contact edge@sintali.com for custom pricing.

    Certify your project in three easy steps with the EDGE App.

    1. Create and Register

    Create and register your project, receive a quote, and send the required payment.

    2. Submit

    Upload compliance documentation and submit your project.

    3. Certify

    Win certification to better market your project to customers.

    Understand the exact cost of certification in advance.

    EDGE green building certification has two stages: design and construction. Each stage mirrors the other, except that a site audit is required at the construction stage. Upon completion of the design stage, a preliminary EDGE certificate is awarded, which enables marketability of your project with the EDGE brand. Upon completion of the construction stage, a final EDGE certificate is awarded. The cost of certification covers both stages. If your project is already built, only the construction stage of certification is required.

    The first step towards certification is to create your project within the EDGE App. While it’s possible to calculate a rough estimate from the pricing chart, you may wish to receive a quote for a precise figure before entering your project within EDGE.

    For more detailed questions regarding certification in Mexico,  email either GBCI or edge@sintali.com.

    Consider hiring an EDGE Expert for your project.

    You may wish to hire an EDGE Expert depending on the size and complexity of your project and whether you are new to EDGE. EDGE Experts are trained and accredited professionals who provide advice on green design and help prepare your project’s application for certification. They are your go-to resource for your project team to better understand the EDGE software, standard and certification system.

    To find your EDGE Expert today, visit EDGE Experts Around the World.

    Note that hiring an EDGE Expert is not a requirement of EDGE certification.

    Discover how others are designing and building green with EDGE.

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    Mvule Gardens by 14 Trees

    Mvule Gardens by 14 Trees has received a Preliminary EDGE Advanced Certificate from Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI).

    MTH 27 Office Suites

    MTH 27 Office Suites has received a Preliminary EDGE Advanced Certificate from the Green Building Council Indonesia.

    Crystal USG

    Crystal has received a Preliminary EDGE Advanced Certificate from Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI).

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