EDGE is a green building certification system that empowers the Indian 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. GBCI is the exclusive provider of EDGE certification services in India, providing opportunities to increase the marketability of buildings at the design stage.
We are in the century of cities, and nowhere is this more clear than in India, where 70% of the buildings that will exist by 2030 are yet to be built. Buildings already account for two-thirds of electricity consumption and four-fifths of water use in large cities. To achieve a viable future, buildings must be designed to conserve precious natural resources.
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.