13 April 2017 Kingspan Insulation Middle East
Kingspan's insulation can help you gain credit points under the Estidama Pearl Villa Rating System.

Estidama, created by Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council, was the first sustainable building program tailored to the Middle East construction market to be created and enforced.


The program is aimed to influence the design and construction of all new buildings in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. Estidama is driven by its four pillars: environment; economy; social; and culture. These four pillars steer the program. In order to enforce the pillars of Estidama, three Pearl Rating Systems were created: Pearl Community Rating System; Pearl Building Rating System; and Pearl Villa Rating System. We have created a guide and reference tool so you can easily specify insulation and HVAC ductwork that will comply with the requirements stipulated in the Estidama Pearl Villa Rating System.


Within the Pearl Villa Rating System, credit points are awarded in seven sections according to performance. These credit points are then added together to produce a single overall score on a scale of 1 Pearl, 2 Pearl, 3 Pearl, 4 Pearl or 5 Pearl, with 5 Pearl being the highest score.

How Can We Help?

Pre–insulated ductwork can produce ductwork where the air–leakage rate can be reduced to a fraction of that typical of sheet metal ductwork. A low–air leakage rate can yield significant electrical consumption savings, because of reduced heating and cooling loads, and reduced fan energy usage.

Therefore, using an HVAC ductwork system with a low air-leakage rate can have a positive impact on the energy performance of a building. This will contribute towards credit points within the Improved Energy Performance - RE-1 - section of the Pearl Villa Rating System.

Additionally, 1 credit point is available if all thermal insulation materials used in the villa have an Ozone Depletion Potential of Zero (ODP=0) and a Global Warming Potential of less than 5 (GWP ≤ 5). This includes all blowing agents used in the manufacture of the insulation, but also, all those used to spray it in place, if required.