News Article EDGE green buildings industrial logistics Mihai Budurca Romania WDP World Bank
by Property Forum | Industrial

WDP Romania, the developer and owner of industrial and logistics spaces, has received the Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiency (EDGE) certification for its local stock of warehouses. EDGE was created by IFC, part of the World Bank. It helps property owners and developers build and operate green buildings in a fast and affordable way. The certifications apply to WDP warehouses ranging from 2,500 sqm to more than 60,000 sqm. 

“The EDGE application is well suited to help companies apply green building certification across a portfolio of buildings. The EDGE App helped us determine the most cost-effective options for designing green, and we were able to find an efficient process to evaluate and certify all 40 buildings in less than six months,” says Mihai Budurca, Project Manager at WDP Romania. 

The adoption of EDGE was linked to a green financing package from IFC, and financial agreement between the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and WDP.  

The minimum standard for EDGE certification is the reduction of energy, water and embodied energy in materials by at least 20% for real estate projects. The partners for EDGE’s certification process are Sintali and SGS.