Estidama Villa Products Database
The Estidama Villa Products Database (EVPD) is a database of
products that have been determined to be compliant with the Pearl
Villa Rating System (PVRS) requirements. It has been created to
help villa owners, consultants, contractors, assessors and other
relevant stakeholders to successfully implement the PVRS.
Listing products in the EVPD is voluntary, and is open to
manufacturers and distributors. Each product undergoes a thorough
review from the UPC's Estidama team, prior to posting on the
website. This list is likely to be updated on a monthly basis for
the first three months, then every quarter, at the discretion of
the UPC. The database is constructed as a category based list of
products which meet the standards identified in the PVRS but also
contains other valuable information such as marketing overview and
The EVPD covers the following product categories all of which
are applicable to the PVRS:
It is important to note that the database is currently
only applicable to villa projects.
UPC shall not be directly or indirectly liable towards
any party who may use any of the information or data
What is the Approach to Product Selection for Villas?
There are two approaches to product selection for villas:
Simplified Villa Product Selection Pathway -
simply specify (during design) and purchase (during construction)
products from the EVPD. Purchase confirmation and proof of
installation will be required. This saves valuable time when it
comes to Pearl rating submissions since you will not be asked for
any additional supporting manufacturer documentation to prove
compliance, thereby also accelerating the Pearl rating review
Conventional Villa Product Selection
Pathway Consultants and
contractors that do not wish to select products from the EVPD can
adopt the "conventional" villa product selection pathway that has
been implemented since the launch of the PVRS. This offers
consultants and contractors the opportunity to use other products
that are not currently listed in the EVPD. However, this option
will require product data collection and submission of
manufacturer's documentation to prove compliance. The design and
construction stage submission requirements are listed in the PVRS
(requirements include the submission of Villa Calculators and
manufacturer data product sheets). Estidama may seek confirmation
via communication directly with the local manufacturer or
distributor so you will need to also provide relevant contact
details for them.
Who is the EVPD for?
The EVPD will be accessible by all who are involved in villa
projects in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, including but not limited to
villa owners, consultants, contractors, assessors, municipality
How has the EVPD been developed?
The UPC has hosted workshops for local manufacturers and
distributors to outline the technical requirements and
documentation that must be supplied to have their products included
in the database. The UPC reviews the documentation and holds
additional face to face clarification meetings to ensure that the
products submitted are compliant with PVRS requirements.
Workshops will also be scheduled for assessors, building owners
and consultants to explain how the database is to be used.
If a product is on the EVPD, does this mean it is "certified"
No, a product included in this database does not mean it is
"certified", "approved" or "endorsed" by Estidama or the UPC. It
only means that aspects of their technical performance have been
deemed to be technically compliant with the particular requirements
outlined in the PVRS. No other performance criteria have been
assessed in relation to the products.
What if I want to apply to have a product listed on the EVPD
Email of intent to UPC, via Estidama.Material@upc.gov.ae
Attend a UPC Estidama Villa Product Workshop. Be available to
potentially assist with informational workshops for consultants,
contractors and villa owners in the future.
Submit the following information and product data:
Sales contact information
Product information sheet (excel format, to be supplied by the
Product data sheets for each product (as relevant)
Testing data (if applicable)
All information must be submitted in softcopy (PDF and excel
format), via email or CD.
If you are not a Manufacturer or Distributor and you believe a
product is technically compliant with Estidama requirements you may
request your local manufacturer or distributor to submit an
application to the UPC (following the steps outlined above), or
alternatively follow the Conventional Villa Product Selection
Another source of valuable information on Sustainable Materials
can be found on The Future Build website.
Further questions? Please email Estidama.Material@upc.gov.ae