EDGE encourages resource-efficient building growth by proving the business case for building green. Whether you are constructing homes or apartments, hotels or resorts, offices, retail, or health care buildings, EDGE empowers you to build sustainably. Use EDGE only at the design stage or take your building all the way through to certification.
Design - enter your building parameters, then choose technical solutions to view the advantages of building green. Create an account and begin designing within minutes.
Achieve - reach the EDGE standard when 20% efficiency is met in energy, water, and embodied energy in materials. EDGE calculates your utility savings and reduced carbon footprint.
Certify - for a small investment, obtain EDGE certification and increase the marketability of your building project.
More information on EDGE can be found on www.ifc.org/edge