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What is Estidama?

  • Introduced in 2010 Estidama is the sustainability regulation used to govern all construction projects within the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
  • Estidama compliance is mandatory with very few exceptions.
  • Estidama covers buildings (PBRS), villas (PVRS) & communities (PCRS).
  • Design, construction & soon operational ratings are required.
  • A certified Pearl Qualified Professional (PQP) must always be engaged.

Our Approach

Estidama ratings can take months to approve and have a direct impact on the development schedule. Our online procurement and audit process ensures all submittal documentation is thoroughly checked for content and quality paving the way for the fastest possible approval process.

For Designers

A PQP should be engaged during concept design as submissions are required for both planning and building approvals. To avoid Change Orders during construction the design rating should ideally be approved before finalising tenders.

Our function is to guide the design team on matters of sustainability compliance and ensure a timely approval process.

For Contractors

The construction rating can involve hundreds or thousands of supporting documents for Estidama compliance. A PQP must be involved from the award of the contract and approve all site practices and materials to be used within the project. Ceres works closely with contractors to make this process simple and efficient.

Our online management systems ensure all documents are collected and collated during the course of the project before key staff have been demobilised.

For Suppliers

Supporting technical data relating to sustainability specifications must be provided with all quotations before materials can be procured. Estidama compliance varies between projects and building types so it is vital to know that materials are permitted for the intended project.

Ceres SmartScan can deliver this information instantly to anybody, anywhere, anytime.


Our services cover the supply chain of building products. We provide tools & guidance for suppliers which will enhance the performance of your product line.

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We have developed online systems and cutting edge technology designed to deliever the best consulting services & experience available for all stakeholders. Our systems and procedures ensure your project will meet it's compliance targets easily and efficiently.

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With around 200 rated buildings in the UAE and internationally our experience is second to none. We have covered all types of buildings in each of the development stages.

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If you're new to sustainability and would like to learn more we offer free resources and other material.

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