Why EDGE?

Cost Calculator

Cost Calculator

EDGE helps you decide the best green options and estimate the incremental costs of green building.

Focus on Resource Efficiency

Focus on Resource Efficiency

EDGE focuses on energy, water, and embodied energy in materials for a quantitive approach.

Bio-Climatic Modeling

Bio-Climatic Modeling

EDGE is location-specific, with climate and lifestyle data for thousands of cities.

Streamlined Process

Streamlined Process

A shorter certification workflow saves you time, with most required documentation already on hand.

Green Finance Aligned

Green Finance Aligned

EDGE is aligned with international green finance standards, including GRESB, ICMA, CBI, and CDP.

International Acclaim

International Acclaim

Integration of the EDGE brand into your marketing efforts distinguishes your projects and carries global prestige.

The three components of EDGE

1

Free Software
The EDGE App helps identify the most cost-effective ways to reduce the resource intensity of a building.

2

Green Standard
EDGE focuses purely on energy, water, and embodied energy in materials for a quantitative approach to sustainability.

3

Verified Green Label
The internationally recognized certification system makes it fast and easy to verify the resource efficiency of a project

EDGE is available worldwide for a variety of building types.

Floor Space Certified:

Africa
1,482,903
square meters
Europe
59,016,949
square meters
Asia
77,045,102
square meters
North America
716,761
square meters
South America
38,044,182
square meters

EDGE is an innovation of IFC, a member of the World Bank Group. IFC created EDGE to respond to the need for a measurable and credible solution to prove the business case for building green and to unlock financial investment.

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