Enhancement of Estidama Pearl Rating of a Retail store and Energy Centre using Sustainable Solutions
Sneha Sanjay1, Biju Koottala2, Amjad Alokeh3, J. Brema4

1Sneha Sanjay, Student, Department of Civil Engineering, Karunya Institute of Technology & Sciences, Tamilnadu, India.

2Biju Koottala, Department of Chief Engineer, BAM Higgs & Hill, Dubai, UAE.

3Amjad Alokeh, Area Environmental & Sustainability Coordinator, BAM Higgs & Hill, Dubai, UAE.

4Dr. J. Brema, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Karunya Institute of Technology & Sciences, Tamilnadu, India (Email: brema@karunya.edu)

Manuscript received on 15 May 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 22 May 2019 | Manuscript Published on 10 July 2019 | PP: 230-234 | Volume-8 Issue-7C2 May 2019 | Retrieval Number: G10530587C219/19©BEIESP

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Abstract: The main concept of environmentally sustainable buildings is its design that offers minimal environmental impact with maximum human comfort. This paper presents a more green and sustainable retail store and energy centre of an arena by changing its Estidama Pearl Rating from 2 to Estidama Pearl Rating 3 in its design stage, thereby increasing its points from the already existing 75 points to 85 points. The points are achieved by modifying and improving the design, materials, efficiency, facilities and thermal comfort under credit sections of the Estidama Pearl Rating System such as Integrated Development Process, Livable Outdoors and Stewarding Materials of the structure. Furthermore, the cost analysis for each credit point is also provided.

Keywords: Pearl Rating, Sustainable, Building, Material, Cost Nomenclature.
Scope of the Article: Civil and Environmental Engineering