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Green Building Certifications

“Green Building Certification programs are international benchmarks that recognize best-in-class building strategies and practices.”

At Platinum, we provide a comprehensive range of services that helps the developers, owners and teams integrate sustainability requirements for individual certifications (LEED/Estidama/GSAS) into their projects. The focal point of our services is that our specialists work on Value Engineering for integrating and implementing the green solutions.



Our team has a number of qualified Green Building Professionals with extensive experience in Middle East in design and execution of several global rating systems, standards and project types, including:

  • LEED Building Design and Construction Certification
  • LEED Building Operation and Maintenance Certification
  • LEED Building Core and Shell Certification
  • LEED Building Retail Certification
  • LEED Interior Design and Construction Certification
  • LEED Neighborhood Certification
  • Estidama Pearl Community Certification
  • Estidama Pearl Building Certification
  • Estidama Pearl Villa Certification
  • Trakhees In-house Certification
  • Dubai Municipality’s Al Sa’fat Green Building Evaluation System
  • GSAS Certification
  • WELL Certification

Why Certification?

For some building owners, local laws might require following one sustainability certification program or another for their projects. For others, having their building rated and benchmarked to globally accepted standards, make their project unique.

LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design rating system, is an international green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices.

Estidama rating system is a holistic framework created by the Urban Planning Council – Abu Dhabi, as a vision for sustainability for new developments in the Emirate and capital city of Abu Dhabi, with four pre-defined angles: environmental, economic, social and cultural.

The WELL Building Standard is an evidence-based system for measuring, certifying and monitoring the performance of building features that impact health and well-being and is administered by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI).

Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS) is a performance-based system in the MENA region, developed with an objective to create a sustainable built environment, with specific needs of the region in mind.



Platinum’s Approach to Green Building Certification

Platinum have been involved in more than 450+ projects, involving LEED, Estidama, GSAS certification. Projects include various typologies of buildings ranging from high rise residential / commercial buildings, luxury hotel and resorts, educational facilities, religious facilities, healthcare facilities to industrial and storage facilities. The extensive experience gained through implementing these projects, is immensely helpful for the developers, consultants, contractors in implementing cost-effective and sustainable solutions, to enhance the value of the project and to reduce its operating costs, along with the necessary documentation to obtain the desired green building certification. Platinum’s team ensures a proper implementation of certification requirements. Our work commences from conceptual stage, and we work closely with the project teams through detailed design and to construction stage, in ensuring the Green Building certification requirements are met effectively.