Committed to the most demanding sustainability requirements set forward by Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC), the Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Centre has achieved the five pearl rating of the Estidama Pearl Rating System (PRS) in the design phase, making it the first government sustainable development to attain the highest possible rating for sustainability and a benchmark for future projects. Al Ain Wildlife Park and the Sheikh Zayed Centre have received Estidama-compliance recognition in 2009 and 2008 respectively as they were selected as Estidama pilot projects.
Some of the building strategies for achieving the 5 Pearl Rating includes:
- Integrated Development Process
- Resourceful Energy
- Precious Water
- Stewarding Materials
- Benefits of Estidama
HE Falah Al Ahbabi, General Manager of the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council, concluded, “With Estidama and the Pearl Rating System taking huge leaps in urban developments in Abu Dhabi, we are confident that they will present unrivalled level of benefits for generations to come, not only by preserving our natural resources but also preserving our heritage and way of life. We begin this leap by setting a high achievement and commitment to sustainability with the Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Centre.”