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.
• Natural Systems :
Conserving, preserving and restoring the region's vital natural
environments and habitats.
• Livable Buildings :
Improving the quality and connectivity of outdoor and indoor spaces.
• Precious Water :
Reducing water demand and encouraging efficient distribution and alternative water sources.
• Resourceful Energy :
Targeting energy conservation through compliant design measures, reduced demand, energy efficiency and renewable sources.
• Sourcing Materials :
Ensuring extensive consideration of the 'whole-of-life' cycle
when selecting and specifying materials.
• Innovating Practice :
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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