EDGE is a green building certification system that empowers the Costa Rican 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. The Green Building Council Costa Rica is the exclusive provider of EDGE certification services in Costa Rica, providing opportunities to increase the marketability of buildings at the design and construction stages.
With a population that recently reached five million people, 75 percent of which reside in urban areas, Costa Rica is growing rapidly. The country prides itself on its commitment to being environmentally friendly. The growing Costa Rican construction market has started to address the challenge of meeting the country’s sustainability commitments by building green.
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.