A construction site that is currently being build for the NHS after PPN 06/21

PPN 06/21 is an essential framework for the construction industry, marking the beginning of a new era focused on environmental care and economic opportunity.

By adopting PPN 06/21, the construction industry can comply with new standards.

Navigating the New Norms

The introduction of PPN 06/21 marks a significant change in the construction industry, transforming operational norms and strategic focuses. This policy requires strict sustainability and carbon reduction measures and initiates a wider cultural move towards environmental responsibility.

By integrating the principles of PPN 06/21 into their main operations, organisations can lead the effort to reduce carbon emissions in the construction industry. A central strategy is to rethink the supply chain with an emphasis on lowering carbon footprints, through the use of more sustainable materials and technologies. Additionally, adopting Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) provides the twin benefits of improving efficiency and reducing environmental impact. This strategic realignment aids in meeting compliance and advances organisations towards a leading role in the sustainable construction field.


Digital Transformation for Sustainable Outcomes

The embrace of digital technologies and Building Information Modelling (BIM) is critical in steering the construction industry towards sustainability and efficiency. These advancements are key in simplifying project management, enhancing the use of resources and minimising waste. By allowing for accurate planning, design and construction activities, BIM supports well-informed choices that comply with the sustainability objectives set out in PPN 06/21. Digital tools enhance teamwork among stakeholders and guarantee adherence to environmental regulations, rendering them essential for contemporary construction projects focused on sustainable results.


Procurement Innovation

Incorporating sustainability into procurement processes is a vital move towards fulfilling the goals outlined by PPN 06/21. To do this, construction leaders can implement various strategies that support environmental responsibility. Early engagement with the market allows for the discovery and incorporation of sustainable innovations from the beginning. Specifications based on outcomes of direct procurement help towards meeting specific sustainability targets, rather than dictating the methods for achieving these targets, encouraging innovation. Utilising the Construction Innovation Hub’s Value Toolkit can assist stakeholders in assessing and choosing sustainable options, ensuring procurement choices are in line with wider environmental and social goals, thus turning procurement into a significant mechanism for sustainability.


Contracting for Climate Action

The development of contract models to back the objectives of PPN 06/21 marks an important change towards including sustainability in the legal structures of construction projects. New contract models now feature incentives for sustainability, offering rewards to contractors and suppliers who exceed environmental performance standards. The Chancery Lane Project provides climate-aware clauses as a guide for embedding environmental responsibility straight into contracts. These clauses address various aspects of sustainability, from cutting carbon emissions to enhancing biodiversity. These innovations in contracts guarantee adherence to PPN 06/21 and push the construction industry towards a future that is more sustainable and accountable.


Measuring Success: KPIs and Benchmarking

Following PPN 06/21 demands a careful method for establishing, monitoring and reporting on sustainability and carbon reduction KPIs (Key Performance Indicators). Effective guidance starts with setting precise, quantifiable targets that are in line with both PPN 06/21 requirements and the organisation’s sustainability aims. Monitoring these KPIs requires strong systems and technologies capable of collecting real-time environmental performance data. Regularly reporting on these KPIs guarantees compliance. This organised method encourages a culture of ongoing improvement, moving the industry closer to its net-zero goals.


How We Can Help the Construction Industry with PPN 06/21

McGrady Clarke serves as a partner for organisations seeking to utilise the transformative opportunity of PPN 06/21. With a combination of strategic understanding and sustainability knowledge, McGrady Clarke enables clients to effectively incorporate PPN 06/21 into their corporate strategies. Our offerings include creating tailored carbon reduction frameworks and procurement strategies, as well as applying advanced digital solutions that meet PPN 06/21 requirements.

By collaborating with McGrady Clarke, construction leaders can achieve compliance. Contact us for a consultation.