EDGE Green Building Certification

Create resource-efficient buildings quickly, easily and affordably

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EDGE Green Building Certification is the first green building standard of its kind in the world.

An innovation of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), member of the World Bank Group, EDGE is composed of three elements: a cloud-based application, an outcome-based green building standard and a robust certification system.

Companies can design and certify a single building or an entire portfolio of assets as green using EDGE. EDGE is now available for over 140 countries around the world and is suitable for a variety of buildings, including offices, warehouses, retail, hospitality, hospitals and residential developments.

To achieve the EDGE Green Building Standard, a building must be 20 percent more efficient compared to a standard building in that location across three categories: energy, water and embodied energy in materials. For those looking to keep striving for excellence, achieve EDGE Advanced or EDGE Zero Carbon by improving your energy savings to 40% and implementing renewable energy and/or offsets.

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EDGE Certification Process

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Top Benefits of Our EDGE Certification Services:

Access Investment

Unlock new sources of financing for your company, including green bonds and better loan rates, with EDGE certified projects.

Drive Savings

Use the free online application to reduce operational costs, drive carbon savings and optimise your portfolio’s performance.

Benchmark Buildings

Implement EDGE to benchmark the performance of your buildings globally against one another and standardize your sustainability strategy.

Strengthen Brand

Validate your sustainability achievements with an internationally-recognized World Bank Group initiative.

Data Driven

Drive change within your business and communicate the impact of improved resource efficiency to your stakeholders by focusing on quantifiable metrics.


Reduce the time and resources needed to certify your entire portfolio of buildings through a streamlined, tech-enabled certification process.

Latest Resources on EDGE

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June 17, 2020

Philippines’ Imperial Homes Achieves First Portfolio Certification Milestone With EDGE

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April 14, 2020

Sphera/SGS Provides Technology Solutions for Remote On-Site Auditing for EDGE

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March 26, 2020

Climate Smart Investments: Find a Home for Your Funds

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Systems Integration Consulting

Establish an on-going processes for adding value through sustainability.

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)

See the bigger picture of the environmental impact of your products.

Circular Economy

Let us help you pave the way toward contributing to a circular economy.

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