Windows and Glazing

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 that fenestration is to have a maximum Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) of 0.4 and an area weighted average U-value that is equal to or less than 2.2 W/m2K. If you cannot provide the "whole system" fenestration U-value i.e. glass and frame, a glazing centre pane U-value of 1.8 W/m2K combined with a thermally broken frame is currently accepted as provided in the EVPD.

RE-2 Requirements

To achieve a higher Pearl rating, RE-2 Cool Building Strategies may be pursued, which requires a minimum area weighted average U-value that is less or equal to 1.9 W/m2K and a maximum SHGC of 0.3. If you cannot provide the "whole system" fenestration U-value i.e. glass and frame, a glazing centre pane U-value of 1.5 W/m2K combined with a thermally broken frame is currently accepted.

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 for Glass Systems or Window 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

  • Glass Centre Pane U-Value and Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (Glass Systems)

  • Window Overall U-value, Solar Heat Gain Coefficient and % frame (Window Systems)

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 - Windows and Glazing

The Estidama Villa Product Database (EVPD)-Windows and Glazing provides the following information:

  • Manufacturer name

  • EVPD Reference

  • Manufacturer's product reference number

  • Summary details

  • Centre Pane U-value (Glass Systems)

  • Overall Window U-value (Window Systems)

  • Solar Heat Gain Coefficient

  • % Frame (Window Systems)

  • Sales contact details

The following link contains the latest Estidama Villa Product Database for Glazing Systems. All frames are required to be thermally broken and / or have a U-value of less than 3.5W/m2K.

The following link contains the latest Estidama Villa Product Database for Window Systems. Frames and glass have been determined to be compliant with our performance requirements.

The links below contains information on each company, sales distribution details and where products can be purchased within the Emirate of Abu Dhabi (in alphabetical order).