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The latest CSIC Smart Infrastructure Blog by Charmaine Hughes, Programme Manager and Head of Frameworks (North West Construction Hub) at Manchester City Council and Peter Yates Vice Chairman, National Association of Construction Frameworks (NACF) and Regional Framework Director at Constructing West Midlands (CWM) reflects on the NACF’s journey towards trialling the Carbon Reduction Code for the Built Environment and the development of a carbon reduction KPI to be rolled out through NACF contracts.

The National Association of Construction Frameworks (NACF) play a key role in driving construction procurement best practice across local government.  It actively partners with the Local Government Association (LGA), the Cabinet Office, BEIS and many other leading organisations to help shape the future of local government construction.

In this month’s Smart Infrastructure Blog, titled ‘Supporting carbon reduction through procurement’, which precedes the online launch event for the Carbon Reduction Code for the Built Environment on June 17,  the authors present the background to their involvement with the development of the Carbon Reduction Code: “Understanding the issues faced by the public sector, many of which have declared their own climate emergencies, spurred the NACF members on to understand what that means at a local level and what the NACF can do to better support clients to achieve their net zero obligations through the support and commitment of contractor partners.

“The Carbon Reduction Code outlines a method to enable industry to understand and measure progress in developing and delivering net zero carbon plans. CSIC invited the NACF to collaborate on the identification of a key performance indicator (KPI) which could be rolled out to construction contractors for review, adoption and monitoring over a 12-month period.”

Now established, the KPI “will be trialled across NACF contractor partners, enabling NACF members to track the carbon reduction impact of contractor partners within their regional framework areas”. 

• Read the full Smart Infrastructure Blog ‘Supporting carbon reduction through procurement’ here

• There will be a short presentation on the NACF trial at the launch of the Carbon Reduction Code for the Built Environment on 17 June 2021.

• Register for the Carbon Reduction Code for the Built Environment launch event here.
• Read more information about the Carbon Reduction Code here.

• The informative and thought-provoking monthly blogs are written by members of the CSIC team, partners and industry experts to showcase opinions and ideas from the forefront of smart infrastructure and construction. See all the monthly blogs here

 

 

 

 

 

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