Contractual Suggestions for the Contractor in Green Buildings

Shereen N. Abu Ghazaleh, Hassan Sami Alabady


Many contractors are seeking to practice green buildings and to enter green market without realizing risks that might rise thereof. This paper will suggest the important issues relating to green construction contracts, to be considered by the contractor whether to include or exclude from the contract with an owner, to avoid liability. Thus, it discusses the material used in green building, guarantees for obtaining green certification, the delays in works implementation, determination of obligation and its related risk and the contractor understanding of his obligation. It concludes that the contractor should take care upon conclusion of the contract to include all the provisions that ensure the integrity of performance and to avoid liability and the Jordanian legislator shall provide legal ambit for green building construction.  

Key word: green building, construction, liability, contractor


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