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 thinkstep-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.