Sustainability & Green Building Consulting

Green rating systems were created with the intent of reducing building energy use, conserving natural resources, and promoting healthier indoor environments. While LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) may be the most recognized certification, our team is also well-versed in Green Building Institute’s Green Globes, Abu Dhabi’s Estidama, and numerous other international ratings and guidelines.


LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system with a flexible process that applies to all building types throughout the building life cycle. Our LEED consultants seamlessly guide our clients through the full USGBC LEED Certification process, as well as consult on MEP related credits for projects with multiple teams.

The various levels of LEED Certification are Certified, Silver, Gold, and Platinum. These levels correspond to the number of credits achieved through five green design categories: sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, and indoor environmental quality. Our consultants will help determine the appropriate level of certification for any given project and guide the project team through the required steps needed to achieve this certification level.

Green Globes

As a rising alternative to LEED, Green Globes is a green rating system and online assessment tool for new construction, existing buildings, tenant fit-outs, and healthcare facilities. ESD provides Green Globes Consulting for developers and property management companies to meet accepted standards that have been adopted by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).


The Abu Dhabi government adopted the Pearl Rating System to measure sustainability of developments. In Abu Dhabi, our project goals are aligned with performance accountability and reference the Four Pillars of Estidama (Environmental, Economic, Social, and Cultural).

ESD provides Estidama Consulting, using an integrated development process to shape holistic solutions into full design, development, and construction life cycles. We uphold the collaborative and cooperative approach that Estidama promotes, working diligently to abide by the benchmarking tools, governmental codes, and policies within Abu Dhabi, UAE.