Estidama is a building design methodology for constructing and operating buildings and communities more sustainably. The program is a key aspect of the "Plan Abu Dhabi 2030" drive to build the city of Abu Dhabi according to innovative green standards. "Eastidama" is the Arabic word for sustainability. The program is not itself a green building rating system like LEED or BREEAM, but rather a collection of ideals that are imposed in an elective building code type of format.
Within Estidama, however is a green building rating system called the Pearl Rating System that is utilized to evaluate sustainable building design in Abu Dhabi. Both Estidama and the Pearl Rating system are currently under development in the pilot stage.
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