Confederation of Real Estate Developers' Associations of India (CREDAI) have partnered with IFC (International Finance Corporation), a member of the World Bank Group to promote green buildings in the country through EDGE certification. EDGE is poised to jumpstart the mainstreaming of green buildings across the country in a fast, simple and affordable way.
EDGE stands for ‘Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies’, and is a standard that focuses on energy and water efficiency in buildings. EDGE empowers builders and home-owners to choose environment-friendly technical solutions while capturing costs and projected savings. EDGE provide a software application 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 in their buildings.
EDGE calculates operational savings and reduced carbon emissions for building as measured against a base case, through input of building parameters. Solutions for better performance and effective savings appear as output of the EDGE software. Review the user guides for more in-depth information.
CREDAI encourages its members, including local chapters, to incorporate resource efficiency in their design using EDGE. To qualify for the certification, these efficiencies must result in savings of at least 20 percent in energy, water, and materials over the local standard practices. IFC will train members and share global best practices and knowledge with CREDAI on green building technologies.
The EDGE software helps discover the ideal measures for the best return on investment within minutes.
Beneath the intuitive EDGE interface is a powerful engine that understands the climatic conditions of locations and how building will be used by occupants.
EDGE lets users view hypothetical capital costs and a prospective payback period for commercial buildings.