EDGE Certification

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We Support You in Your EDGE Certification

EDGE 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 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.

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"With the thinkstep-SGS consortium, there’s no compromise. Whether you are a multi-million project developer or just a small scale ‘one-man’ project, you get the same expert support from the EDGE team."
- Sam Zacca, General Manager, Mabani Holdings

Why an EDGE Certification?

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 standardise your sustainability strategy.

Strengthen Brand

Validate your sustainability achievements with an internationally-recognised 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.

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