An innovation of IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, EDGE is a fast and easy to use mass market transformation tool.

It empowers developers and builders to quickly identify the most cost effective ways to reduce energy use, water use and embodied energy in materials. The strategies integrated into the project design are verified by an EDGE Auditor and certified by GBCI.

GBCI administers EDGE certification in over 120 countries around the world and is the exclusive certification provider for all EDGE buildings in India. View the full list of countries where GBCI offers EDGE certification.

How EDGE works

EDGE software

The EDGE software application, available for free at edgebuildings.com, allows you to quickly determine the optimum combination of building design strategies for the best return on investment.

Global standard

EDGE requires that a building achieve a minimum projected reduction of 20% in energy and water use, and embodied energy in materials as benchmarked against a standard building.

Certification system

Certification by GBCI validates your achievements for a modest cost for new construction, existing and renovations of homes, offices, hospitality, retail, light industry, warehouses, hospitals, and educational facilities.

Why EDGE

Investment planning

EDGE is a free and easy to use investment planning tool that quickly calculates ROI for your green building strategies

Project savings

Use EDGE to quickly project and report your energy, water and GHG emission savings

Powered by data

EDGE’s advanced database understands your local climatic conditions and building usage

Simplicity

All efficiency simulations are built into the platform and certification can be achieved through existing documentation

International recognition

EDGE certification is globally recognized and backed by the World Bank Group

Service excellence

GBCI can quickly certify your project at a modest cost

Green Business Certification Inc.

Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) is the premier organization independently recognizing excellence in green business industry performance and practice globally. Through rigorous certification and credentialing standards, GBCI drives adoption of green building and business practices. GBCI is the only certification and credentialing body within the green business and sustainability industry to exclusively administer project certifications and professional credentials of LEED, PEER, WELL, SITES, GRESB, Parksmart and TRUE.