When the goal is to achieve a project that aligns with an organisation’s environmental agenda, it is important to select a contractor who demonstrates a responsible and proven commitment to energy use and lowering carbon emissions.

    • Assess contractors’ abilities and track record in measuring and reducing carbon
    • Determine whether they can demonstrate case studies that show successful energy reduction and/or embodied carbon reduction
    • Assess how they can demonstrate their ability to deliver upon the project’s carbon targets
    • Assess the method they are proposing to use to measure the project's carbon
    • Align with any industry standards, such as RICS Whole Life Carbon Guidance
    • If they have a carbon calculating tool (developed in-house or off the shelf), has it been third-party audited?
    • Assess a contractor’s own carbon credentials including their own carbon reduction targets and statistics. Ideally, they have had their carbon targets ratified by the Science Based Targets Initiative