SUSTAINABILITY is now an integral part of our lives and nowhere in the world is this more relevant than in the UAE, where our Government has taken many measures in recent years to improve sustainability performance, especially within the real estate sector.
Working together as a society to achieve this sustainable outcome is our collective responsibility – one that should not be left to the policymakers alone. Information and education are the key to success in this journey and PS Index is your contribution to this effort
PS Index is a database of every-day building products, each with general properties pre-assessed for compliance with mandatory UAE sustainability codes, specifically Estidama, Dubai Green Building Regulations and Al Sa’fat.
Complete with supporting documents required for municipality submission and comments on where each product can and cannot be used, the PS Index smart search engine is the perfect tool to quickly assess the compliance of a product in relation to any project.
Its smart search engine is accessible free-of-charge to anybody with an internet connection.
PS Index is founded and operated by architect and sustainability consultant Kim McLure with support from AFAQ (http://afaq.ae). The business is built upon 7 years of sustainability consulting in UAE covering thousands of building products across over 200 buildings.
Because the Dubai sustainability codes apply to all building types and cover design, construction, maintenance and even refurbishment, PS Index is relevant to architects, engineers, asset managers / owners and contractors. Building material suppliers use it as a means of marketing whilst all other stakeholders would use the free search function to find materials suitable for use on their projects.
For a small monthly fee some contractors may also choose to take advantage of the online project eFile where all product data including supporting technical documents is automatically filed and stored to an electronic Site Green Building File, ready for submission at the end of the project. By sharing access with other members of the project team the eFile can also serve as the medium for material procurement approvals either by the project consultant or the contractor’s own in-house specialists.
Funded primarily by contributions from building material suppliers, PS Index is internet based and free of charge to anybody searching for building products. This means that architects and contractors pay nothing for this service.
Each product is given its own mini-website and whilst the cost of the first year is slightly higher to cover product assessment, for 50 products the advertising rate drops to less than one Dirham per product per day!
Suppliers can choose to participate in PS Index on one of two levels – Standard and Premium. Premium supplier’s products are priority listed in every search.
If you are interested in having your products included in PS Index or would like more information then please contact us at on the information found at bottom of this page.