Protecting the Environment
Genesis Manazil is committed to protecting the environment and investing in a sustainable future by maintaining a strong focus on innovation. When it comes to creating an environmentally friendly product, light gauge steel is an outstanding choice and provides a superior alternative to traditional building materials.
Two National Councils are driving sustainability in the building Sector - setting defined methods and criteria to measure productivity and economic performance in sustainable development.
Genesis Manazil promotes such organizations and feels it's an important measurement and direction for sustainable design and construction and congratulate them for their efforts in establishing standards in material choices to building a greener future.
Estidama, which means 'sustainability' in Arabic, is the initiative which will transform Abu Dhabi into a model of sustainable urbanization. Its aim is to create more sustainable communities, cities and global enterprises and to balance the four pillars of Estidama : environmental, economic, cultural and social.
The early foundations and aspirations of Estidama are incorporated into Plan 2030 and other Urban Planning Council (UPC) policies such as the Development Code. 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.
The Pearl Rating System for Estidama is one of the key tools for driving and determining the core principles of sustainable development. The completion of the Pearl Rating System for Communities, Buildings and Villas marks a critical step in the progression of Estidama by providing a suite of tools that will be the basis for driving and determining the core principles of sustainable development from master plan to plot.
LEED is an acronym for "Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design - an independent, third party rating system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) that provides building designers and owners with a standard for measuring a building's degree of environmental performance. LEED buildings must include dozens of environmental features before being certified - with a corresponding point system based on these attributes. A total of 64 points are possible of the LEED scale, spread out among 5 broad categories covering global and local environmental issues. Five additional points are possible for Innovation and Design Strategies not specifically covered by the five categories. There are four levels of achievement: a minimum of 26-32 points is needed to become LEED "Certified", a minimum of 33-38 points for "Silver", 39-51 for "Gold", and 52-69 for "Platinum". Environmental Assessment Consortium defines and performs Assessments and Certification to UK, European and International Standards through set categories. Created by a multidisciplinary group of experts to overcome industry reservations on Modern Methods of Construction (MMC