Green Building Week Breakfast Seminar – EDGE for Designers and Building owners

  • Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street and Kenilworth Hotels London, WC1B 3QD United Kingdom

The emerging middle class with rising income levels is growing by 90 million per year. To meet the resulting demand for new housing and commercial space, a huge development program is underway. We therefore have a narrow window of opportunity to shape our built environment. Property developers are trying to meet this demand sustainably in order to differentiate their developments. Resource-efficient buildings clearly have impact, from the corporate bottom line to a homeowner’s pocket. But how does a developer confidently capture this value while gaining brand recognition?

The solution is EDGE, a green building certification system for emerging markets created by the IFC, a member of the World Bank Group. EDGE is a measurable way for builders to optimize their designs, leading to a more investment-worthy and marketable product. By keeping certification fast and inexpensive, EDGE keeps pace with the momentum that developers need in order to stay at the forefront of the green building trend. For more information, please visit

Join the EDGE Breakfast Seminar for Designers and Clients


  • Rusmir Music, Strategy Officer, Climate Business Group, IFC (World Bank) - Introduction to EDGE – why it was developed, what makes it different?
  • Inge Huijbrechts, Vice President Responsible Business, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group - Client Perspective – why is a global hospitality company committing to EDGE.
  • Ronak Gawarwala, Senior Associate I Sustainable Design Leader, HOK - Details of HOKs EDGE Commitment and an Introduction to an EDGE Project from an architectural point of view.
  • Tom Saunders, EDGE Programme Manager, thinkstep - Quick demo of the EDGE tool and how it compares to other standards.
  • Harry Fernau, Global Product Manager - Energy & Green Building, SGS - The EDGE certification process

If you are interested in attending the EDGE Seminar for Designers and Building owners please apply by sending an email to edge@thinkstep.comusing the following subject: "EDGE Seminar for Designers and Building owners, London, September 29th 2016".