An innovation of International Finance Corporation (IFC), EDGE is a green building certification system for new residential and commercial buildings that enables design teams and project owners to assess the most cost-effective ways to incorporate energy and water saving options into their buildings. As a global certification provider, Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) administers EDGE certification in over 130 countries around the world.

EDGE is a cost-effective mass market transformation tool. It empowers developers and builders to efficiently evaluate and compare estimated costs for design strategies targeting reductions in energy use, water use, and embodied energy in materials. Cost effective strategies integrated into the project design are verified by an EDGE Auditor and certified by GBCI.

The drivers behind EDGE are financial, but the results are environmental—EDGE helps mitigate climate change by encouraging resource-efficient development, through a universal standard and a certification system.

EDGE creates a new global standard by requiring that a green building achieve a projected minimum reduction of 20% in energy and water usage, and embodied energy in materials as benchmarked against a standard building.

Learn more at: www.edgebuildings.com and
edge.gbci.org or www.thinkstep.com/services/edge-certification

Why Green Technologies:

Green Technologies, a pioneer in the implementation of Sustainability and LEED Projects, has been at the forefront of Sustainability Consultancy and LEED Certification in the Middle East and Asia, successfully delivering more than 4,000,000 (Four million) square meters of LEED and Sustainability projects over the past 16 years, completing some of the most challenging and flagship projects in the Middle East and Asia.

Green Technologies EDGE Consultancy Services:

As the EDGE Expert on the Project, Green Technologies will provide design direction and advice to the Client and Project Team to design and build green, working closely with or within the design team during decision-making process to realis the financial sense of the recommended design measures.

Green Technologies will provide cost-benefit analysis of green concepts, systems and solutions that best match the client’s aspirations and project requirements to meet the EDGE standard.

Green Technologies will also be involved as project managers, and will be involved in the preparation of application for certification and be involved in liaison with GBCI throughout the EDGE certification process, from Project Registration to final Certification.