Defence Estates plans sustainability agenda for NGEC

Defence Estates, the operating arm of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) responsible for military training facilities across the UK and beyond, has begun planning a sustainability agenda for future suppliers as part of its Next Generation Estate Contracts (NGEC) programme.

NGEC is developing commercial arrangements for defence facilities management, new-build projects, and management of training estate and military housing.

Its recent industry focus group on sustainability and energy included discussion on encouraging MOD suppliers to deliver low-carbon measures on the UK Defence estate and achieving other sustainability targets for water, waste, heritage and biodiversity.