Sustainable Procurement For Construction Projects
This Guide aims to help authorities deliver growth in a sustainable way taking into account the importance of protecting our natural capital for future generations as well as our social and economic capital in the form of a capable and skilled workforce and small business and entrepreneurship.
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has facilitated the development of this Guide by working with BRE to bring together Government departments and key people involved in London 2012.
“In our bid to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games in London, we pledged to hold the greenest Games of modern times and I am pleased to say we were hugely successful in doing this. This was because London 2012 built sustainability into everything we did from procurement to the operation of the sites. It’s really important that we share what we did so that others are able to learn from our experience. This Guide pulls together the key lessons on procuring sustainable buildings and infrastructure so that others can learn from the example of the Games and ensure the legacy continues”.
Sebastian Coe CH, KBE, the Prime Minister’s Olympic and Paralympic Legacy Ambassador