EDGE in Turkey
EDGE is a green building certification system that empowers the Turkish 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. Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) and Sintali-SGS are the providers of EDGE certification services in Turkey. They can certify a project to increase its marketability at the design stage.
Construction is an economic driver for Turkey. As new buildings are added to the current stock of 20 million, the country is simultaneously gearing up to renovate around six to seven million aging and at-risk buildings in the next 15 years. These extensive construction efforts present a window of opportunity for Turkey to promote green buildings for all.
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.