The green light: Five emerging trends as construction begins contracting towards carbon neutrality – the legal angle

As we press towards carbon neutrality, currently targeted for 2050, there are five trends emerging in engineering, procurement and construction contracts in New Zealand and around the world. These trends affect all project participants – funders, project sponsors, developers/principals, contractors and others in the project supply chain.

Green Build: The fabric of sustainable construction

Buildings and construction make up a fifth of New Zealand’s carbon footprint. This means that without significantly reducing the industry’s carbon pollution, the country’s international obligations on climate change won’t be met. But things aren’t all doom and gloom with many in the Kiwi construction industry leading the way to ensure a greener future for New Zealand.