About

The EDGE certification system (Exellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies) is a building evaluation system promoted by the IFC (International Finance Corporation) part of the World Bank. It is promoted by the GBCI as well as LEED and has a presence in more than 120 countries, including LATAM.

EDGE shows that the next generation of buildings can be more profitable and with a lower carbon footprint. This system manages an optimization standard of at least 20%, based on local building systems.

To qualify, compared to traditional standards, a building must achieve a reduction of:

20% WATER CONSUMPTION
20% ENERGY CONSUMPTION
20% ENERGY EMBODIED IN MATERIALS

EDGE works with a wide variety of buildings: residential, including houses and apartments; commercial; hotels and resorts; educational centers and sports facilities; office buildings; hospitals and commercial and industrial establishments.

The EDGE system provides an overview of measurable solutions through:

A completely free software for the analysis of the most optimal, economical and profitable strategies to build in an ecological way.
An ecological standard of 20%.
A certification system that distinguishes buildings by their measures applied to reduce environmental impact.

BENEFITS

Financial calculator
No other certification system has free software to calculate the cost of being green.

Quantitative Approach
EDGE projects the expected performance with an exclusive and quantifiable approach to certification.

Software
Efficiency simulations are executed by EDGE APP, so no specialized software or consulting is needed.

Project Integration
Compliance with certification can be achieved with invoices, photographs and architectural plans.

Specific location
EDGE adapts to specific climates and lifestyles for more accurate results.

Green buildings for everyone
Fast and low cost, EDGE makes certification easy and accessible to all.