NEW! As part of GBCI's commitment to provide excellent, value-added service to our clients, we now offer free online on-demand EDGE training in English for up to two project team members for each registered EDGE project.
|Built-up area (SQM), excluding parking
|0-200 SQM||₹ 10,000||₹ 20,000|
|201-350 SQM||₹ 10,000||₹ 25,000|
|351-500 SQM||₹ 15,000||₹ 30,000|
|501-750 SQM||₹ 15,000||₹ 35,000|
|751-1,000 SQM||₹ 20,000||₹ 50,000|
|>1,000 SQM||₹ 20,000||₹ 80,000|
|Built-up area (SQM), excluding parking
|0-5,000 SQM||₹ 20,000||₹ 80,000||₹ 40,000||₹ 1,20,000|
|5,001-50,000 SQM||₹ 20,000||₹ 80,000||₹ 40,000 + ₹ 9/ per each additional SQM above 5,000 SQM||₹ 1,20,000 + ₹ 9/ per each additional SQM above 5,000 SQM|
|> 50,000 SQM||₹ 20,000||₹ 1,00,000||₹ 4,50,000||₹ 5,50,000|
EDGE certification is available from GBCI in over 120 countries around the globe. Please verify that your project’s location is listed.
Registration — Register all the buildings at your site now for one low fee of $300.
Certification — Calculate your certification fee for each building based on its floor area (excluding parking):
|Floor area (SQM), excluding parking|
|> 50,000 SQM||----||$11,000 Flat Fee|
Please contact us for custom pricing if you have multiple buildings or any single building that is over 75,000 SQM.
Examples of how to calculate your certification fee
|Floor area of building, excluding parking
|5,000 SQM Building||
|20,000 SQM Building||
|32,000 SQM Building||
EDGE Auditor Fees are negotiated with your chosen EDGE Auditor - An EDGE Auditor will be required to perform design and site audits for your project. By choosing to work with GBCI, you are able to select and contract your own local EDGE Auditor that has been trained by GBCI. This keeps Auditor fees very reasonable as project owners may pay in the local currency, with minimal travel costs. Learn more about selecting an EDGE Auditor.
Congratulations on your decision to pursue EDGE Certification for your project!
You are on your way to increasing the resource efficiency and value of your project. This six-step guide will lead you through the process.
First, create your project using the free EDGE web-based software and enter basic information about your building. Be sure to save your project.
If you like, you can begin your self-assessment by entering information about your building’s design parameters and efficiency measures. Check out the EDGE user guides for more information.
Registration signifies your intent to pursue EDGE certification. Just follow the simple steps using the EDGE software and GBCI will follow up via email with next steps and your invoice.
As part of GBCI's commitment to provide excellent, value-added service to our clients, we now offer free online on-demand EDGE training in English for up to two project team members for each registered EDGE project.
Individuals on your project team will be called on to fill certain roles throughout the EDGE certification process. Here's a rundown of who does what:
The next step is to select and contract with an EDGE Auditor from the list below. The EDGE Auditor will be your primary point of contact and will be responsible for completing an impartial and objective evaluation of your project via design and site audits to determine whether it meets the requirements of the EDGE Standard.
Most EDGE Auditors are available to work in multiple cities and countries. Remember EDGE Auditors only need to be at your project location for the site audit, which occurs after construction. Please inquire about individual availability with your chosen EDGE Auditor.
Projects located in Ghana must pursue EDGE certification via a local certification partner.
|Sunyani||Samuel Kwaku Worwui, +233509160497, WAMROCK LTD|
Projects located in Nigeria must pursue EDGE certification via a local certification partner.
|Lagos||Mattew Oloyede, +2348033797490, Sustainability Consultant|
||M Nazmul Khan, Quad Energy and Building Services|
|Dhaka||Akter Azim, +16477680698, Exceptions|
||Shanghai||Shenhao Li, +8618918227900, Bureau Veritas|
|Lucas Wang, BEE|
|India||Bengaluru||Ashok Sanadi, SER Global|
|Chaithra Rajshekar, +919844668645, McD BERL|
|Chetan Tippa, McD BERL Pvt. Ltd|
|Gouri Rathod, s a g a & associates|
|Kshitij Amodekar, SEED Consulting|
|Chennai||Bharathidhasan Ramakrishnan, En3 Sustainable Solutions Pvt Ltd.|
|Elavarasan G, En3 Sustainability Solutions Ltd.|
|Kavin, N, En3 Sustainable Solutions Pvt Ltd.|
|Mahesh Kumar Manisamy, +919840921947, TransGreen Sustainability Solutions|
|Satheesh Selvam, +919704806740, Ananta Green Lead Consultancy Ltd.|
|Venugopal Ravi, +919176049300, Saint Gobain|
|Delhi||Jayanthi Raju Vadivelu, Coral Architects|
|Hyderabad||Harish Kumar Jaganathan, 3 BL Business Solutions LLP|
|Samhita Madanagobalane, +919849805166, Ela Green Buildings & Infrastructures Consultants Pvt. Ltd.|
|Indore||Jitendra Kumar Vyas, +918103106076, Sustainability Consultant, TECHCARE|
|Kolkata||Surabhi Kumari, ITC Hotels Division|
|Mysore||Kuladeep Kumar Sadevi, +91-9014110448, Mysore School of Architecture|
|Mumbai||Anand Achari, +919322838968, Ab Initio|
|Jyotti Prakash Rout, Surmount Energy Solutions Pvt. Ltd.|
|Nilesh Gandhi, Metadesign Architects Pvt. Ltd.|
|Rowena Rawte, IES Ltd.|
|Pune||Sucheta Mehetre, +919552508189, Astha Design and Sustainable Consultancy LLP|
|Surat||Urvi Khatri, +919898148812, Fountain Head II Architects & Interior Designers|
Projects located in the Philippines must pursue EDGE certification via a local certification partner.
|Caloocan||Howard Enimedez, Viridis Terris Inc.|
|Taguig||Maria Realiza Marcelo, Viridis Terris Inc.|
|Thailand||Phuket||David Arell, +66-818940462, Development Management Group Co, Ltd|
|John Covello, +66 076-617-763, Development Management Group Co., Ltd|
Projects located in Costa Rica must pursue EDGE certification via a local certification partner.
|San Jose||Federico Steinvorth, +50622484420, SPHERA Sustainable Building Consultants|
|Silvia Elena Solano Quesada, Independent Consultant|
|Panama||La Chorrera||Ninette Burac, Sustainability Consultant|
|Marbella||Maxim Rebolledo, 50766152001, Sustainability Consultant|
|Bulgaria||Vessela Valtcheva-Mcgee, Triple Green Group|
|Turkey||Izmir||Elcin Aylin Korukluoglu, +905326256250, EMK CONSTRUCTION AND ENERGY CO.LTD|
|Istanbul||Emre Ilicali, Altensis Insaat Enerji San. Ve Tic.|
|Lebanon||Beirut||Youssef Safadi, Sustainability Consultant|
|Kfarhbab||Rybale S. Al Hage, +961 9 856565, e-EcoSolutions Environmental Consultancy Firm|
|Dominican Republic||Santo Domingo||Juan Jose Tejada, +18095676071, JUAN JOSE TEJADA, ARCHITECT|
|Neiquel Filpo, NEIQUEL FILPO Y ASOCIADOS SRL|
|Mexico||Guadalajara||Dinah Cuevas Santos, CIVITA|
|Isaura Paulina Melgoza Hernández, 01523331287295, CIVITA|
|Jorge López De Obeso, +523338986200, Eosis|
|Mexico City||Alejandro Lirusso, +525552401670, BIOe Mexico|
|Alejandro Trillo, IACSA|
|Caroline Verut, +5215519480152, Itaca Proyectos Sustentables|
|Dario Ibarguengoitia, +525528142153, Ibalca|
|David Dominguez, +5215530397608, 3Lotus Consulting|
|Gustavo De Las Heras Izquierdo|
|Jose Julio Bastidas, CSB|
|Magdalena Magaña, +52 1 72 25 12 55 42, SPECS Consultoría|
|Mariel Rivera, +5213335596248, CIVITA|
|Mauricio Ramirez, +5215528881010, Bovis|
|Rocio Montana, Sustainability Consultant|
|Monterrey||Diana Páez Serrato, THREE Consultoría Medioambiental|
|Hendrick Muñoz, KIN ENERGY|
|Lourdes (Lu) Salinas, +5218180103424, THREE Consultoría Medioambiental|
|Maria Esther Lamadrid Zertuche, +528183356105, Eco Sync S. A. de C.V.|
|Rodrigo Gomez Junco, +5218110447425, Sinergi Integrated Building Sciences, LLC|
|Puerto Vallarta||Miriam Ramirez Baumgarten, 5213221206629, Baumarch|
|Santa Catarina||Ana Esquivelzeta, +528118008092, Recurso V|
|Tijuana||Alejandro Tangassi, +52-664-2310079, TAAGBUILD|
|Jorge Torres Coto, 0115216643145814, Empirical Engineering|
|Argentina||Buenos Aires||Andres Schwarz, NRG-AR|
|Gustavo Goldman, Consultora Goldman|
|Laura Romanello, +541165583164, Arquitectura Sustentable|
|Micaela Smulevich, +5491141971430, Sustainability Consultants|
|Brazil||São Paulo||Camila Del Gaudio Orlando, +55 11 971074185, Centro de Tecnologia em Edificações|
|Daniela Corcuera, 5512981316538, Quanta Studio Environmental Consultancy and Architecture|
|Maxine Jordan, Mitsidi Projetos|
|Porto Alegre||Ricciano Liberali, Petinelli Inc.|
|Chile||Santiago||María Fernanda Aguirre, +56978799479, Latitud Sur Consultores, Independent Consultant|
Projects located in Colombia must pursue EDGE certification via a local certification partner.
|Bogota||Andres Ramirez, 573125522785, SES - Soluciones Energéticas Sostenibles SAS|
|Felipe Holguin, Independent Consultant|
|Pedro Julio Silva Perez, +573002185972, Grupo Dinpro|
Ana Lucia Granda, +51 965056432, LEAF
|Daniel Rondinel, interLocalStudi|
|Elda Silva, +51993131947, Independent Consultant|
|Nelly Alexandra Cúneo Galdós, +051994670598, Independent Consultant|
|Reynaldo Percca Carbajal, 511980738158, Sustainability Consultant|
|Sandra Barrantes Pucci, Sustainability Consultant|
|Vanessa Montezuma Ramos, Arquitectura&Ciudad|
|Ecuador||Quito||Daniel Rodriguez, +593 987863868, En.Te Design|
Now comes the fun part: you’re ready to collect and submit the appropriate documentation via the EDGE software so that your EDGE Auditor may review your project. Working with your Project Team, you will identify EDGE Measures to pursue and use the EDGE software to determine if your project meets the EDGE Standard. Your team will then collect and prepare documentation demonstrating your achievement of the selected measures. The EDGE user guides provide detailed information on each EDGE measure and the documentation information required.
Upload your completed materials in EDGE software and make sure to perform a rigorous quality check of your entire application before submitting for review.
All finished? Ready, set, submit! Don’t forget to pay your certification fee. Your review will commence once your payment has cleared.
Your Auditor and GBCI will conduct a thorough technical review of your application. But don’t kick back yet—you’ll need to be an active participant throughout the review process:
Your EDGE Auditor is your primary point of contact for all technical inquiries throughout the certification process. The Auditor can help answer technical questions about the EDGE certification system and clarify requirements in instances where you are unable to find an answer in published guidance, and/or your project has a unique or complex scenario for which you and your consultant require additional support. Please note that your Auditor should not be viewed as a consultant on your project, and is prohibited from providing design and/or consulting services for your project.
Complaints and Grievances
If you have concerns or complaints about your EDGE Auditor, please contact us at [email protected].
GBCI Quality Check Timeline
Once the Auditor submits their Recommendation to GBCI, the final decision regarding preliminary certificate (outcome of design audit) or EDGE Certification (outcome of site audit) is estimated to be 10 business days (not guaranteed). Note that GBCI review will not begin until certification fee payment has cleared. Expedited reviews (reduced to half of standard timeline) may be available for an additional flat certification fee of $2,500, based on GBCI review capacity. You must reach out to GBCI at minimum 15 business days before your design or site audit begins, if you require an expedited review timeline. Contact [email protected] for expedited certification requests.
EDGE Auditor Design and Site Audit Timeline
The Auditor is expected to provide an anticipated timeline to the project team on the activities that they will complete for a project. The timeline may vary from project to project and the responsiveness of an owner/project team to requests for information/documentation from their Auditor, will factor into the overall timeline. GBCI has provided the following as a general guideline on what to expect from your Auditor. Note that the Audits will begin only after the project team has provided all the required documentation to the Auditor.
|Design Audit: Initial Review||5 business days|
|Design Audit: Second Review + Recommendation to GBCI||5 business days|
|Site Audit: Initial Review (after Site Visit)||5 business days|
|Site Audit: Second Review + Recommendation to GBCI||5 business days|
Deadline for Submitting for Review
For all projects, you will need to submit for your Site Audit (construction phase review) no later than 12 months after your project is substantially completed (the date on which your building receives a certificate of occupancy or similar official indication that it is fit and ready for use). If you decide you no longer want to pursue EDGE Certification for your project, please contact us at [email protected] so we can close your application.
Campus Projects (Multiple Buildings at the Same Site)
If you intend to certify multiple buildings within a campus environment, then a separate EDGE software file must be created for each building. Each building will be required to meet the EDGE Standard and the EDGE Certification will be provided to each building.
Mixed Use Buildings (Multiple Space Use Types within a Single Building)
If you are pursuing certification of a building, which has multiple space use types (such as residential and retail or office and retail), then a separate EDGE software file must be created for each space type. Each space type must meet the EDGE Standard and will receive a separate Preliminary Certificate and EDGE Certification
If you’ve achieved certification: CONGRATULATIONS from all of us at GBCI!
Note if certification has not been achieved or certification was denied by GBCI, you may appeal that decision.
Once you’ve earned certification, it’s likely that you’ll want to tell the world. You should! EDGE Certification benefits your business’ bottom line and underscores your sustainability efforts. It’s a cause for celebration. The EDGE Certification logo may be used to represent the associated project's achievement per IFC's guidelines. These logos may be included in collateral and other marketing materials, and on physical installations such as EDGE plaques, decals and banners.
You’ll also receive a formal certificate of recognition, and may promote your certification in a number of ways that will be detailed in our forthcoming public relations guidelines.
We use your project data for the greater good: to educate and provide resources for EDGE project teams and others around the world, showcase your strategies, and share the size and power of the green building movement.
Registered and certified EDGE projects are considered “public” projects by default and are included in the public project directory. A listing in this directory allows the general public and members of the media to look up your project listing and its related details.
Here's a full list of the data and project elements that may be listed in the public project directory:
All public projects also benefit from publicity opportunities: we may utilize your project data to create case studies highlighting your project's features, reference your project on our website or to the media, or create other derivative works.
Information that may be used for articles, project profiles, other features:
You may opt-out of the project directory and publicity opportunities as a “private project” by submitting a written request from the project owner to GBCI.
Note that if a project chooses to remain private, it must not be marketed or represented to the general public as either a registered or certified EDGE project. These projects aren't entitled to use or display any intellectual property, including the EDGE Certification trademarks and logos. These projects may communicate their status as either a registered or certified EDGE project to government entities for the limited purposes of complying with building and tax laws, and administrative proceedings related to land use entitlements.
In rare situations, a Preliminary Certificate or EDGE Certification may be revoked. We’ve created the Certification Challenge Policy to ensure that all EDGE project submittals and subsequent reviews by EDGE Auditors and GBCI are done so with integrity, accuracy and truthfulness. A certification challenge may be initiated by GBCI or by any third party within 18 months of a project’s certification. In line with the policy, you’ll need to retain all project documentation related to your certification, and the achievement of measures, on-site at your certified project for two years after receiving certification, to ensure that this information is available in case of a challenge.