We’ve published new practical guidance to help government agencies, as well as the construction sector, reduce the carbon emissions generated by the construction of new buildings.
The Procurement guide to reducing carbon emissions in building and construction focuses on the steps that agencies can take to reduce emissions through procurement, at the early stages of a project.
The guide provides greater awareness and focus on reducing emissions during the planning and design stage, where decisions will have the biggest impact on emissions.
It supports the objectives of the Carbon Neutral Government Programme and is just the first step in supporting agencies to achieve the Government’s goal of reducing carbon emissions and minimising waste.
The guide is consistent with the goals of the Construction Sector Accord and aligns with the aims of the Building for Climate Change programme (BfCC), to lower emissions in the construction sector and prepare buildings for the future effects of climate change.
The guide was developed in consultation with subject matter experts leading the BfCC programme, and considered feedback from a number of government agencies, interested organisations within the sector, and industry representatives from the Construction Sector Accord.
About the Carbon Neutral Government Programme - Ministry for the Environment Manatū Mō Te Taiao
Building for climate change - Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment Hīkina Whakatutuki