According to Ian Heaphy of the NEC contract board, ‘Achieving net zero emissions and sustainable outcomes is principally a technical issue that can be addressed in the scope. However, there is now a growing view that standard contract conditions can be used further to support a reduction in the climate change impact of built assets. NEC has therefore developed a new secondary option specifically to address the issue.’
In addition to supporting the client’s emissions and sustainability targets, the option will encourage contractors to proposed changes to the scope that will reduce the climate change impact of the both the construction and operation of the client’s asset.
For further information and to download the consultative version, please visit neccontract.com/x29