Seminar on Estidama & LEED – 20th Feb 2015

Darsana UAE Chapter is conducting an awareness seminar on Estidama & LEED. The session will be conducted by a Pearl Qualified Professional (PQP) on 20th Feb 2015 at Abudhabi from 3 PM to 7 PM. With a lot of youngsters from our college who are starting to build their careers, this would be a very good informative session for their progression. Also it would be quite helpful for the experienced professionals to keep upto date the latest standards & procedures. Please ensure you attend and invite other Darsana like-minded friends.
A brief note on Estidama and LEEDS.
Estidama arose from the need to properly plan, design, construct and operate sustainable developments with respect to the traditions embedded within the rich local culture on one hand and the harsh climatic nature of the region on the other. To this end, project owners, developers, design teams and even residents need to think differently about how they approach the design and planning process.
Estidama began two years ago and is the first program of its kind that is tailored to the Middle East region. In the immediate term, Estidama is focused on the rapidly changing built environment. It is in this area that the UPC is making significant strides to influence projects under design, development or construction within the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
Estidama will continually evolve to embrace the rapidly changing concepts for sustainability, and ground them in the environmental, social, cultural, and economic needs of the GCC region. Estidama sets the path for a bright future for the Emirate, its citizens, its residents and the generations to follow. Consequently, the success of Estidama will depend on everyone in the Emirate to create a better future for all.
LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. To receive LEED certification, building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification. Prerequisites and credits differ for each rating system, and teams choose the best fit for their project.Each rating system groups requirements that address the unique needs of building and project types on their path towards LEED certification. Once a project team chooses a rating system, they’ll use the appropriate credits to guide design and operational decisions.There are five rating systems that address multiple project types.
Regards,
Darsana UAE Convener

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