About EDGE (“Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies”)
EDGE is a green buildings platform that includes a green building standard, a software application, and a certification program for more than 150 countries. The platform is intended for anyone who is interested in the design of a green building, whether an architect, engineer, developer or building owner.
EDGE empowers the discovery of technical solutions at the early design stage to reduce operational expenses and environmental impact. Based on the user’s information inputs and selection of green measures, EDGE reveals projected operational savings and reduced carbon emissions. This overall picture of performance helps to articulate a compelling business case for building green.
The suite of EDGE building types includes Homes, Hospitality, Retail, Offices, Hospitals, and Education buildings. EDGE can be used to certify buildings at any stage of their life cycle; this includes concept, design, new construction, existing buildings, and renovations.
EDGE is an innovation of IFC, a member of the World Bank Group.
EDGE certification is awarded if the required minimum efficiencies are achieved. A simple pass/fail system indicates whether the building project has demonstrated the minimum 20% savings in operational energy, water and embodied energy in materials compared to the base case model. Actual percentage savings for each project can be seen on the EDGE certificate as well as in project case studies on the EDGE website.
Requirements for EDGE compliance, at both the design and post-construction phases, are specified for each measure in this guide, and include such deliverables as design drawings, manufacturers’ data sheets, calculations, proof of delivery and photographs. A design review is required for preliminary certification and a site audit is required for the final EDGE certification, with both conducted by an accredited EDGE Auditor. Certification is awarded by a licensed EDGE certification provider. EDGE certification makes a statement of corporate excellence and environmental responsibility.
EDGE Software (Version 2) is optimized for the following:
- Browser (the following versions or higher): IE10, Firefox 30, Chrome 35 or Safari 5.1
- Operating System: Windows 7 or higher, or Mac OS
- Screen Resolution: Viewed best at 1680 X 1050 pixels
- Limited functionality is available on iPhones, Androids, and tablets
Registration — Register all the buildings at your site now for one low fee of $300.
Certification — Calculate your certification fee for each building based on its floor area (excluding parking):
|Floor area (m2), excluding parking||Pricing per m2||Minimum|
|> 50,000 m2||----||$11,000 Flat Fee|
Individual homes/single family dwelling unit pricing
|Built-up area (m2), excluding parking||Registration||Certification|
|0-200 m2||₹ 10,000||₹ 20,000|
|201-350 m2||₹ 10,000||₹ 25,000|
|351-500 m2||₹ 15,000||₹ 30,000|
|501-750 m2||₹ 15,000||₹ 35,000|
|751-1,000 m2||₹ 20,000||₹ 50,000|
|>1,000 m2||₹ 20,000||₹ 80,000|
- Fees are calculated for each individual home separately based on its built-up area (in m2), excluding parking.
- Multiple individual homes may use the multi-dwelling pricing below.
- Fee payments must clear for each stage before GBCI will begin to conduct a review of a project.
- All fees are exclusive of applicable taxes and non-refundable.
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