Estidama Pearl Rating System PRS Training Program. As part of its ongoing efforts to transform Abu Dhabi into a model of sustainable urbanisation, the DPM’s. Pearl Building Rating System: Design & Construction, Version , April The Pearl Rating System for Estidama. Emirate of Abu Dhabi. TEL + 2 Pearl Community Rating System: Design & Construction, Version , April The Pearl Rating System for Estidama. Emirate of Abu Dhabi. TEL + 2

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United Arab Emirates articles missing geocoordinate gating All articles needing coordinates. Hailed learl 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.

You may be trying to access this site from a secured browser on the server. The system can be applied to communities, buildings and villas, with different requirements for each.

Estidama Pearl Rating System

It is possible that the first PQPs will be notified in Jan If you wish to take both exams, you’ll need to schedule them separately. Estidama Pearl rating building and community exams combined is no longer available for back to back scheduling. The ultimate goal of Estidama is to preserve and enrich Abu Dhabi’s physical and cultural identity, while creating an ever improved quality of life for its residents. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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. For all new development projects within the emirate of Abu Dhabi, a minimum certification of one pearl is required two pearls for government buildings.


It is part of the Estidama program, a government wide collaborative initiative to improve the lives of all citizens living in the Emirate. Both are computerized multiple choice exams with 40 questions. 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.

Provisioning for storm water runoff is also a different consideration where annual rainfall averages less than five inches. Both feature some of the most innovative designs, materials, and systems seen anywhere in the world today. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. One pearl is mandatory for all developments and is based on the building code.

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Two different exams are available. The PRS is unique in the world as it is specifically tailored to the hot climate and arid environment of Abu Dhabi. 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. The first stage is the Pearl Design Rating, success of which is tied to the building permit.

Estidama Arabic for sustainability has finally rolled out and it has some lofty goals. If you’d like to be a guest author, please get in touch! 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. In the UAE and the Gulf in general, developers may win points for building in proximity to services and transportation, but brownfield development is generally less of an option.

The PRS requires accountability of the operational phase of a development to verify performance. The second stage is sysetm Pearl Construction Rating, success of which is tied to the certificate of completion. Eastern Time; closed on local holidays. Dubai reaches for the sky CNN — http: The Pearl Rating System PRS is a framework for sustainable design, construction and operation of communities, buildings and villas.


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.

Estidama: The Arab World’s First Green Building System

Two pearls include all the mandatory requirements as well as additional optional credits. TriplePundit has published articles from over contributors. Views Read Edit View history. This page was last edited on 3 Januaryat Credit for avoiding wetlands may be a no-brainer, though.

Meanwhile, some pearp seeking green ratings for their buildings were going the LEED route. Link to Estidama home page click here If you have questions for Estidama please email prs.

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Lastly, the availability of locally-sourced, green or green er construction materials and estisama for debris disposal and recycling that address other LEED credits is naturally going to vary in this region. There are three stages of certification associated with the Pearl Rating System. Dubai may be whipped by recession and racked with debt, but Abu Dhabi is humming along just fine.

A go-slow policy and fat oil reserves helped insulate Abu Ststem from the worst effects of the credit crunch and the Gulf building frenzy that almost sank Dubai. Contracts and agreements would have to be reworked to address economic and societal issues over time, he said.

GreenEmirates – Estidama Pearl Building Rating System in Abu Dhabi

This certification requirement was mandated by the Executive Council of Abu Dhabi [2] and went into effect Autumn Appointment scheduling, cancellations or general testing ratinh. Where will it produce electricity in the future? Please enable scripts and reload this page. Training seminars of various lengths and technical depths are available for all of the Pearl Rating Systems.