Insulation Products and Systems

This product category applies to PVRS credit RE-R1 Minimum Energy Performance and can assist for the optional credit RE-2 Cool Building Strategies to achieve a higher Pearl rating.

RE-R1 Requirements

RE-R1 Minimum Energy Performance of the PVRS requires the area weighted average U-value to be equal to or less than:

  • Roofs = 0.14 (W/m2K)

  • Walls = 0.32 (W/m2K)

  • Exposed Floors = 0.15 (W/m2K)

RE-2 Requirements

Where projects aspire to a higher Pearl rating and have elected to target RE-2 Cool Building Strategies, the area weighted average U-value must be equal to or less than:

  • Roofs = 0.12 (W/m2K)

  • Walls = 0.29 (W/m2K)

  • Exposed Floors = 0.14 (W/m2K)

Submission Process

In order to demonstrate compliance with the credit requirements, project teams can either use the standard submittal templates with all supporting documentation or the EVPD Submittal Template (Full Program) : Insulation Products and Systems below.

This spreadsheet contains a complete schedule that is automatically generated including all relevant information for inclusion for the RE-R1 submission as follows:

  • Manufacturer

  • EVPD and Manufacturer Reference Numbers

  • Flow Rate at Required Pressure

  • Wall Type & System Area (m2)

  • Roof Type & System Area (m2)

  • Overall U-Value (W/m2K)

If you want to use a product that is not on the EVPD, please follow the Conventional Villa Product Selection Pathway.

Estidama Villa Product Database - Insulation Products and Systems

It is important to note that the stated products in conjunction with the overall construction descriptions are provided to confirm that the proposed construction detail meets the thermal requirements set in the Pearl Villa Rating System. No attempt has been made to confirm structural (load bearing) implications or acceptability in relation to fire protection to meet Abu Dhabi Civil Defence requirements. These aspects are the responsibility of the supplier, designer and contractor and approvals from the relevant municipality and Civil Defence must be obtained in the usual way. In addition, where columns and beams are introduced into the villa construction, these must also be provided with sufficient insulation where practicable to reduce the effects of thermal bridging.

The Estidama Villa Product Database (EVPD) - Insulation Products and Systems provides the following information:

  • Manufacturer name

  • EVPD Reference

  • Insulation Product/System Type

  • Description of Construction Make-up*

  • Manufacturer's product reference number

  • Overall U-value

  • Compliance against relevant Estidama targets

  • Warranty Period

  • Lead Times

  • Contractor Compliance Scheme (Supplier tracks contractor performance in relation to installation procedures)

  • Approved Applicators (list of installers)

  • Section Detail Filename (to find associated pdf files on Estidama website)

  • Web link for data sheets (if present)

  • Sales contact details.

* Construction make-up descriptions represent a full description of the construction (e.g. wall, roof) including and highlighting those items provided by the supplier in addition to other 'ancillary' items (indicated as being 'by others') that are necessary to make a viable construction. For example a supplier may provide an insulated concrete block but the product listing will also show internal and external render or plastering that are not provided by the supplier and must be sourced and installed by the contractor.

Product descriptions including elements that are "not relied upon in U-value calculation" must also be included in the construction by the contractor. These elements are typically essential to install; however, the exact thermal properties of these elements are not needed to achieve Estidama thermal requirements.

Some of the product listings have conditions attached that must be fulfilled by contractors (for example, requirements for insulation strips within mortar joints) and all contractors are expected to implement installations according to the suppliers recommended installation methodology. All suppliers are expected to offer clear advice to contractors including initial on-site guidance to assist contractors in adhering to correct installation procedures.

Some suppliers (for example in relation to EIFS and precast insulated panels) require that only they or their approved applicators are permitted to install their products or systems.

Estidama has also ensured that suppliers have data sheets for their listed products which can either be obtained from their website or via direct contact with the supplier.

Product substitutions by the supplier or contractor with products not in the EVPD will not be permitted.

If you use the EVPD-Insulation Products and Systems, you will need to note the following information for each product for inclusion in RE-R1 and RE-2 submissions.

  • EVPD Reference

  • Overall U-value

The links provided in the table below contain the EVPD of the various insulation products and systems that have been deemed "technically compliant" with the PVRS requirements.


Section

Type

Manufacturer/ Distributor

Available Documents for Download

Full EVPD(1)

Brochures(2)

Section Details(3)

Approved applicators(4)

Walls

AAC Block

Acico Industries Co.

N/A

Al Jazeera Factory

N/A

Exeed Litecrete LLC.


N/A

Spectrum Light Block LLC.

N/A

AAC Block with EPS Insulation

Acico Industries Co.

N/A

Al Jazeera Factory

  • Pending

N/A

Spectrum Light Block LLC.

N/A

Exterior Insulation Finishing System

BASF Construction Chemicals LLC





Caparol LLC

Creative Concrete Concepts LLC





Roof Care Co. LLC




N/A

Sodamco-Weber

Synaxis Saveto LLC





Terraco UAE

Insulated Concrete Block

Al Amaar Block Manufacturing Co. LLC

N/A

Apex Concrete Block Factory LLC


N/A

Emcon LLC

N/A

Emirates Blocks Factory


N/A

Hussain Mohd Abbas Block Factory

N/A

Nael Cement Products




N/A

PASCO Paving Stones Company LLC

N/A

Insulated Concrete Block With Mineral Wool

PASCO Paving Stones Company LLC

N/A

Insulated Concrete Form (ICF)

Reem Abu Dhabi Green Buildings LLC

Royal City Contracting LLC

Tabasheer Industrial Investment

Permanent Insulation Shuttering

Overseas Sismo




N/A

Polyurethane Spray Foam


Bayer Pearl Polyurethane Systems LLC





Precast Insulated Panels

Al Meraikhi Industrial Complex




N/A

Concrete Technology LLC

N/A

Emirates Filigran L.L.C

N/A

Exeed Precast & Exeed Aswar L.L.C.


  • Pending

N/A

Gulf Precast Concrete Co L.L.C.


N/A

Hard Precast Building Systems LLC

N/A

Nael Cement Products




N/A

RAK Precast FZC


United Precast Concrete LLC

N/A

Xtramix International Precast LLC

N/A

Rigid Insulation Board

Hapri Insulation Materials Manufacturing

N/A

Kingspan (SIG LLC)

N/A

Structural Insulated Panels

Jehan Green Walls FZE





Roofs

-

Bayer Pearl Polyurethane Systems LLC





Concrete Technology LLC

N/A

Emirates Filigran L.L.C

N/A

Hapri Insulation Materials Manufacturing

N/A

Kingspan

N/A

Protect Middle East




N/A

Roof Care Co LLC

N/A

Tabasheer Industrial Investment

Exposed Floors

-

Kingspan

N/A

Roof Care Co. LLC




N/A

Tabasheer Industrial Investment



Notes:

(1) This file contains the following information : EVPD reference, description of construction make-up, manufacturers product reference, overall U-value, compliance against relevant Estidama target, warranty period, lead times, contractor compliance scheme, approved applicators, section detail filename and weblink for data sheets.

(2) A short brochure about the company and the benefits of their products.

(3) Section drawing of corresponding product referenced within the EVPD.

(4) List of supplier recommended or required approved applicators

If you want to apply to have a product listed on the EVPD, please click here for details.