Environmental Consideration in procurement of construction contracts: current practice, problems and opportunities in green procurement in the Swedish construction industry
2009 (English)In: Journal of Cleaner Production, ISSN 0959-6526, Vol. 17, no 13, 1214-1222 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Research and initiatives concerning green procurement have to a great extent focused on products. This article, however, explores the current practice, problems and opportunities of green procurement of construction contracts. In particular, the application of environmental criteria for contract awarding is targeted. The findings of the study indicate that both public and private clients in the Swedish construction industry take environmental issues into consideration in their procurements. The environmental preferences are often formulated as environmental requirements. However, environmental criteria in tender evaluation are less common and seldom affect the award decisions. The environmental evaluation criteria that do occur often relate to the contractors' capabilities of managing the environmental work in the project.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 17, no 13, 1214-1222 p.
Green procurement, Green purchasing, Construction contract, Environmental management
Other Environmental Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-8496DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2009.04.001ISI: 000267624200007ScopusID: 2-s2.0-67349274968OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-8496DiVA: diva2:13836
QC 20101125 Uppdaterad från submitted till published (20101125).2008-05-192008-05-192010-11-25Bibliographically approved