The Abu Dhabi Planning Council has created a framework for sustainable design,
construction and operation of communities, buildings and villas. The PRS (Pearl
Rating System) is unique in the world and is specifically tailored to the hot climate
and arid environment of Abu Dhabi. The seven concepts are as follows:
Integrated Development Process:
Encouraging integrated teamwork to deliver
environmental and quality management throughout the duration of the project.
Conserving, preserving and restoring the region's vital natural
environments and habitats.
Improving the quality and connectivity of outdoor and indoor spaces.
Reducing water demand and encouraging efficient distribution and alternative water sources.
Targeting energy conservation through compliant design measures, reduced demand, energy efficiency and renewable sources.
Ensuring extensive consideration of the 'whole-of-life' cycle
when selecting and specifying materials.
Encouraging innovation in building design and construction
to facilitate the market and industry transformation.
Fact: When a building achieves a 3 Pearl Estidama Rating it means it is designed as
40% more efficient in power and water usage!
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