Monitoring of Carbon Use by Subcontractors
23 April 2011
The Construction Enquirer reports that Mace has asked its subcontractors to submit monthly performance reports detailing carbon use on its sites. They are being told to record information about water, waste and diesel use. This will be fed into the Credit 360 Platform programme currently being used by clients like British Land.
This is very interesting as more and more clients are concerned about 'Environmental Issues'. We understand that Mace hopes the initiative will help it to avoid heavy penalties under the Government's carbon reduction commitment scheme when it comes into force next year and the scheme will also give clients hard data to benchmark Mace against rival contractors when bidding for work. Mace aims to use the information to build a database detailing its carbon footprint on building sites by the autumn.
For more on this article go to Mace vets subcontractors for carbon use.