The key to unlocking sustainability at scale effective quantification and benchmarking of progress.
Certification provides a process to follow, and the ability to measure the progress made in relation to the sustainability goals of a building, or company. In a time of greenwashing and limited building data, certification is the only way to accurately measure a building’s performance. Delivering green buildings is important, understanding if they are operating as stated is imperative.
EDGE is a unique green building certification with a future-proofed approach.
Taking a global approach but bringing local data into the mix, it provides a standardised way for companies to benchmark and verify building performance. EDGE also includes a free web-based platform that allows companies to compare a building against a local base case and identify improvement opportunities. To meet the EDGE standard, a building must achieve 20% efficiency savings compared to the base case. This method allows for clear quantification of impact, KPI monitoring and benchmarking of success.
The three elements of EDGE.
These three core elements of EDGE make it unique in the market.
The free EDGE App is accessible to anyone globally and can be used to design green buildings or a green retrofit strategy. Using local baseline information calculated using IFC data on building codes, climatic data and typical utility costs, the EDGE App allows you to compare your building to a local average and identify the most cost-effective ways to increase your sustainability credentials.
The EDGE standard is achieved by reducing resource intensity (energy, water and embodied energy in materials) by a minimum of 20%, when compared to a standard local building using a base case. The standard also includes EDGE Advanced certification, which requires a 40% reduction, as well as EDGE Zero Carbon.
Prove that your building is quantifiably green, and performs above average, by achieving EDGE certification. Use the certification to build credibility in your sustainability credentials with investors, customers, and partners.
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