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EDGE green building certification helps create resource efficient buildings in an easy, smart and affordable way.

Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies (EDGE) is an innovation of the International Finance Corporation (IFC). It helps property developers create resource-efficient buildings quickly, easily and affordably. It is the next generation of environmental building certificate standard, incorporating a design tool to prove the financial case for constructing green buildings.

EDGE allows developers, building owners and investors to assess the environmental and economic impact of any design decision within minutes.

SGS EDGE green building certification services

EDGE offers a simple and intuitive interface supporting data such as climatic conditions, use patterns, technologies and typical practices in over 140 countries. With few inputs, EDGE can assess the economic and environmental impact of building designs and calculate the energy and water efficiency of the base case (if built in line with standard/typical practice). EDGE can then be used to calculate the incremental and operational costs, in terms of energy and water efficiency, relating to any planned design improvements.

SGS works with thinkstep to provide EDGE audit and certification services around the world. We are the one-stop-shop provider for all EDGE green building certification requirements.

Why choose SGS?

Operating from more than 2,400 offices and laboratories around the globe, we are the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. We are recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity, making us your ideal partner when seeking EDGE green building certification.

We provide solutions to certify building portfolios, support investors on verifying eligibility criteria for responsible real estate investment and building certification for green financing, as well as to help building developments worldwide to demonstrate their green building credentials.

Contact your local SGS office for more information on EDGE green building certification.