Project: Estidama



Estidama – Pearls Design Guide & Rating System

Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Estidama is the first broad reaching government sponsored green building program tailored to the Middle East. Initiated by the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council to assist in the realization of Plan Abu Dhabi 2030, it includes both policy-based regulations and hands on educational tools. The Pearls Design System represents a specific tool developed for the built environment and contains both a New Building and New Community Rating Method with associated Design Guides. Sherwood Design Engineers assisted with development of specific Rating Method Credits including Water Conservation Calculation and Minimum Reduction, Stormwater Management, Infrastructure Design for Water Reuse, and Infrastructure Design for Water Conservation. Sherwood also developed a Pearls-specific, user-friendly Water Calculator to standardize water use estimation and submittal processes.