United Arab Emirates
A New hospital (120 beds) to include:
Estidama* was developed to assess the sustainable performance of new construction projects in the context of the Middle East’s climate and culture. 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. It provides both encouragement and a process for developers to gain recognition for the sustainable initiatives integrated into their projects. The program is voluntary.
Estidama guidelines include consideration for:
SBE assessed the project against the Estidama categories and referenced other sustainable methodologies that could be used to complement and inform the sustainable outcomes of the project.