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Pearl Villa Rating System

Abu Dhabi

The aim of the Pearl Villa Rating System (PVRS) is to promote the development of sustainable villas and improve quality of life. Achievement of a sustainable villa requires the integration of the four pillars of Estidama together with a collaborative and inter-disciplinary approach to villa development known as the Integrated Development Process. The PVRS encourages water, energy and waste minimization, local material use and aims to improve supply chains for sustainable and recycled materials and products. The PVRS respects the traditional 'fareej' residential design and supports historical priorities of solar shading, outdoor thermal comfort and internal privacy.

The Pearl Villa Rating System (PVRS) applies to any new stand-alone enclosed permanent structure to be built on a new or existing plot, and containing one dwelling unit for use by a single household, or a multi residential building of three or less stories above grade that houses multiple dwelling units.