EDGE Green Building

EDGE. Building green.

EDGE. Building green.

An innovation of the International Finance Corporpation (IFC), member of the World Bank Group, EDGE creates intersections among market players to deepen the understanding that everyone wins financially by building green.



The EDGE app allows you to determine the most cost-effective options for your building’s resource-efficient design. Pre-loaded with localised utility costs and climate data, EDGE can do your physics calculations on your designs for you. It’s a great investment planning tool for building owners with a simple, easy-to-use interface. Bonus: it’s free! Assess your building in minutes.

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EDGE Standard

EDGE defines a global green building standard. To achieve the standard, a building must demonstrate a 20% reduction in operational energy consumption, water use, and embodied energy of materials as compared to a local base case.

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EDGE Certification System

The EDGE certificate is a recognized award that will lend independent third party verification and credibility to your green building portfolio, enhance your brand image and deliver real business value.

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thinkstep-SGS Consortium

The thinkstep - SGS consortium offers the unique synergy between world-class audit and certification services, global representation, and rich expertise and experience in the development and operation of green building standards and the quantification of sustainable construction. Register with us and benefit from our holistic approach to Green Building. We accompany you every step of the way to ensure you succeed sustainably.


What our customers say



“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. SGS is walking at your side and advising you from the very first step in EDGE until the certificate issuance. We can only recommend it to anyone.”

Sam Zacca, General Manager, Mabani Holdings


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“CDC and Actis are delighted that these developments are among the first EDGE design-certified projects in Africa. They set a benchmark for the industry. We would like to thank all those involved – including the project developers Dar Group, SGS, thinkstep and IFC – for sharing our vision and dedication to make this possible.”

Ritu Kumar, Director Environmental and Social Responsibility, CDC Group plc & Amanda Jean-Baptiste, Director Real Estate Group, Actis

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We are looking for case studies from emerging economies that showcase examples of efficiency measures. Interested in participating?

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