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Estidama: The Arab World’s First Green Building System

Estidama promises to address all of these regional differences and to close many of the loopholes that LEED and other established rating systems are criticized for — particularly around future building performance.

Credit for avoiding wetlands may be a no-brainer, though. United Arab Emirates articles missing geocoordinate data All articles needing coordinates. Meanwhile, some developers seeking green ratings for their buildings were going the LEED route. World Green Building Council. Estidama Arabic for sustainability has finally rolled out and it has some lofty goals. Follow along with more Masdar and Abu Dhabi coverage here.

Likewise, designers take a different approach to daylighting and designing for occupant views where temperatures average 90 degrees F year round and regularly reach The pearl rating system is divided into Buildings, villa, and community. Ditto the staggeringly ambitious Vision master plan, a near-total national overhaul intended to steer Abu Dhabi away from oil dependence and to accommodate an expected tripling of the population.

Despite some slowing, plans to turn six square kilometers of Abu Dhabi desert into sustainable, car-free, carbon-neutral, zero-energy Masdar City forge ahead 3p Founder Nick Aster happens to be there right now.


One pearl is mandatory for all developments and is based on the building code. He wonders how the emirate will produce the millions of gallons of fresh water its developments — including its famous palm tree-shaped artificial islands — require every day.

Pearl Rating System (Abu Dhabi) – Wikipedia

This page was last edited on 3 Januaryat The third, and yet to be developed stage, is the Pearl Operations Rating. The Pearl Rating System PRS is a framework for sustainable design, construction and operation of communities, buildings and villas.

Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council. Each with the scale of 1 to 5 pearl. A go-slow policy and fat oil reserves helped insulate Abu Dhabi from the worst effects of the credit crunch and the Gulf building frenzy that almost sank Dubai. Both are computerized multiple choice exams with 40 questions.

Information Bulletin 1″ PDF. Dubai lacks the oil resources of its neighbors, Mock said.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. For all new development projects within the emirate of Abu Dhabi, a minimum certification of one pearl is required two pearls for government buildings.

Where will it produce electricity in the future? The system can be applied to communities, buildings syystem villas, with different requirements for each. The ultimate goal of Estidama is to preserve and enrich Abu Dhabi’s physical and cultural identity, while eparl an ever improved quality of life for its residents. The office is open Monday – Friday, 9: The PRS requires accountability of the operational phase of a development to verify performance.

Hailed as a fresh approach to green rating as it was baked into the local building code and permit process, was environmentally-specific to the region, and would address on-going building performance after commissioning, Estidama had been long awaited by dozens of construction firms and architects with projects on the boards. Retrieved from ” https: The Pearl Rating System is the green building rating system developed by the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council as part of their sustainable development initiative, Estidama.


It is part of the Estidama program, a government wide collaborative initiative to improve the lives of all citizens living in the Emirate.

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The PRS is unique in the world as it is specifically tailored to the hot climate and arid environment of Abu Dhabi. Lastly, the availability of locally-sourced, green or green er construction materials and options for debris disposal and recycling that address other LEED credits is naturally going to vary systme this region.

Training seminars of various lengths and technical depths are available for all of the Pearl Rating Systems.

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The first stage is the Pearl Design Rating, success of which is tied to the building permit. Both feature some of the most innovative designs, materials, and systems seen anywhere in the world today. Follow 3p Contributor triplepundit.

The first candidates to take the exam will be part of the beta testing and will not receive their exam scores until the exam analysis is complete.