SBC Greece collaborates with IFC to promote EDGE Decarbonised Building Certification
SBC Greece will work with IFC to support the decarbonization of real estate in Greece by raising awareness on the EDGE Decarbonised Building Program as a viable pathway to zero carbon
SBC Greece is pleased to announce a new collaboration with the International Finance Corporation (“IFC”), a member of the World Bank Group, to promote the EDGE decarbonised building certification program.
EDGE (“Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies”), an innovation of IFC, makes it easy to design and certify resource efficient and Zero Carbon buildings around the world. IFC created EDGE to respond to the need for a measurable and credible solution to prove the business case for buildings’ decarbonisation and to unlock financial investment.
EDGE operates through a cloud-based platform and is a measurable way for builders to optimize their designs to improve their building’s resource efficiency and to estimate the added cost of buildings’ decarbonisation and the predicted utility savings. To qualify for certification, a building must achieve at least a 20 percent reduction in energy, water, and embodied energy in materials compared to a conventional building in Greece.
Through this collaboration, SBC Greece will work with IFC and its network of EDGE Certifiers and partners to raise awareness of the EDGE certification standard and provide training opportunities for professionals in the built environment sector.
The EDGE decarbonised building standard has been available in the Greek market since 2018. There are already over 220 EDGE certified buildings in Greece, including buildings that meet the EDGE Zero Carbon standard.
This new collaboration represents a significant opportunity to reduce Greece’s carbon emissions through accelerating the uptake of sustainable building practices across all sectors and asset types.