GREEN BUSINESS CERTIFICATION INC. (GBCI) governs EDGE certification
GBCI governs EDGE certification in India. EDGE (“Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies”) is poised to jumpstart the mainstreaming of green buildings across the country in a fast, simple and affordable way. An innovation of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), EDGE consists of 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 the building as measured against a base case. Simply input the building parameters and accept key assumptions or fine-tune them for greater precision. Then select the solutions for better performance, and watch your savings grow. With the EDGE software, we can design resource-efficient residential or commercial buildings quickly, easily, and affordably:
- Fast: the EDGE software helps in discovering the ideal measures for the best return on investment within minutes.
- Simple: Beneath the intuitive EDGE interface is a powerful engine that understands the climatic conditions of the location and how the building will be used by occupants.
- Smart: EDGE helps in estimating hypothetical capital costs and a prospective payback period for commercial buildings.