EDGE green building certification.
Transition your buildings to zero carbon.
An innovation of IFC, EDGE brings speed, market intelligence and an investment focus to the next generation of green building certification.
Gain value from EDGE Certification
EDGE-certified projects can access new sources of financing, such as green bonds, green mortgages and better loan rates
EDGE is a global standard with local baselines, so you can benchmark your buildings across multiple countries and standardise your sustainability strategy while accounting for different market standards
EDGE Certification provides independent third party validation of your green building improvements and recognises your achievements through a prestigious World Bank Group standard
The EDGE App provides quantifiable metrics and gives you the data you need to communicate to internal and external stakeholders, and drive meaningful change
The EDGE App and online certification process allow you to find efficiencies and certify an entire portfolio of buildings with minimal time and resources
Using an underlying database of building codes and regional climate data, the EDGE App helps you make data-driven decisions by providing you with a list of resource efficiency measures and the estimated incremental costs, return on investment and carbon savings based on your location
EDGE Certification at a Glance
Use the free EDGE App to compare your building against a local baseline and identify the most cost-effective ways to green your building.
Reach the minimum standard of 20% less resource intensity in energy, water and embodied energy in materials to achieve EDGE certification, or choose a higher level of energy savings to reach EDGE Advanced and EDGE Zero Carbon.
Prove that your building is quantifiably green by achieving EDGE certification.
Learn more about EDGE and how it can help you transition your buildings to zero carbon
Our partnerships drive impact
We work with leading organisations around the world to advance our mission.
Make an impact with EDGE certification
EDGE-certified buildings around the world reduce carbon dioxide emissions, as well as the use of valuable resources such as water.