A guide offering help to the public sector to procure net-zero buildings has been launched by Scape Scotland.
Those helping to produce this guide include some of the largest contractors operating in Scotland, including McLaughlin & Harvey, Kier and Morgan Sindall. Scape Scotland feel this this will be an invaluable resource in demonstrating how local authorities can achieve the Net Zero Public Building Standard when delivering new builds and also refurbishment projects.
The new life cycle procurement solutions which is shown in the guide has been praised as the first in the UK to offer a procurement and delivery vehicle for public sector construction projects to meet net zero standards. The procurement route is accessible across all of its construction procurement frameworks covering projects being delivered over the next five years.
This guide follows the UK Green Building Council’s Net Zero Building Framework definititon that Scape Scotland is to use within its framworks to sustantiate build assets have achieved net-zero carbon status.
Chris Clarke, performance and improvement director at Scape said: “With the built environment contributing 40% of the UK’s carbon emissions this new guide gives the UK’s first clear plan for local authorities and the public sector to follow the greenest standards possible as part of the investment in local communities”.