Aldar wins 2 Pearl Rating for two of its projects
Rating has been awarded to Aldar's Al Sila’a and Al Raha projects
The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) has awarded two of Aldar Properties’ national housing projects in the Emirate - Al Sila’a and Al Raha - a 2 Pearl Construction rating from the Estidama Pearl Villa Rating System (PVRS).
Commenting on the award, Fahad Al Ketbi, chief operations officer at Aldar Properties, said: "This important rating demonstrates our ongoing commitment to the sustainable development of Abu Dhabi, and the rapid progress of its real estate sector.”
“It also fits with our strategy to create quality living places while enhancing the lifestyle of UAE nationals,” Al Ketbi added. “We look forward to continuing to work with the Abu Dhabi government in implementing the Vision 2030.”
Al Raha national housing, located opposite Al Raha Beach, was the first development to be offered to UAE nationals in Abu Dhabi on an ownership basis. The development incorporates 136 villas and includes a kindergarten, community retail and dining outlets, already running and serving the community.
Al Sila'a is a master-planned community designed for UAE nationals in Sila'a Al Gharbia area, in the Western Region of Abu Dhabi. The development, which consists of 448 luxury villas, was built in-line with UPC's Estidama sustainability guidelines and the Plan Al Gharbia 2030. It is planned to include four mosques, a school, a women's cent eand a wide range of retail outlets.
Established in 2009, the Estidama Pearl Ratings System aims at providing guidance and criteria to assess the level of sustainability in the design, construction and operation of communities, buildings and villas. The UPC's policy states that a minimum of 1 Pearl rating is required for all new projects to receive approval from the planning and permitting authorities in Abu Dhabi, while government-funded buildings must achieve a minimum of a 2 Pearl Construction Rating.