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Achieving smart, energy efficient office buildings through the supply chain

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Every building is delivered by a supply chain in a process involving several stages. Ensuring an efficient supply chain with good communication is key to energy efficiency. The supply chain comprises all the players that contribute to the final building and the relationships between them. The client plays a central role in this process by initially defining and then managing the supply chain, either directly or through a representative. This guide shows how to manage the supply chain to ensure that all participants are motivated to maintain the objective of an energy efficient building. It examines the various decision points in a variety of procurement routes, and makes recommendations for management action at each stage.