Estidama Is the Arab World’s Sustainability Rating System: Watch Films on Estidama

estidama house world future energy summitThese films shown below show the basics of the Estidama Pearl rating system unique to the Abu Dhabi region.

We’ve collected a number of films from around the net on Estidama, a LEED-like sustainability rating for communities, villas and apartments in the United Arab Emirates. A system that makes sense for the challenges of the desert climate, and Muslim communities.

Environmental, economic, social and cultural aspects are woven into the rating systems to include homes, mosques, schools to meet the challenges of Abu Dhabi’s challenging environment: hot and dry!  Watch these films to learn more about this unique system developed to reduce the consumption of local resources. Any companies looking to work in the United Arab Emirates’ green space should watch these movies to get the basics.


This film here offers a sales pitch to average people who may not know what a green rating system is:


Plan Abu Dhabi 2030 to regenerate Abu Dhabi neighbourhoods of Khalifa City A and B, central of which will be sustainability and Estidama:


A tour around an Emirati eco-home: what your green home would look like if you live in Abu Dhabi:


estidama pearl rating, abu dhabi

Abu Dhabi’s Urban Planning Council and its green vision for families? This organization builds the standards for Estidama.

What do Estidama communities look like? This video below shows the futuristic ideals planned by the Abu Dhabi government, which explains how the new communities will be built to encourage people to walk and cycle more.


Learn more about Estidama here.

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