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.
Pioneering demolition Christchurch company Taggart has proved you can salvage between 70 to almost 100% of construction and demolition (C&D) waste from landfill – including over 98% of the remains of Lancaster Stadium’s Tui Stand.
Goodman New Zealand has made an extensive commitment to sustainable developments, and not just in terms of the buildings that the company owns or develops, but also as an operating business.
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.