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Preventing claims in green construction projects through investigating the components of contractual and legal risks

Construction sector has a great potential to reduce total energy consumption through the techniques applied in sustainable projects. All over the world, policy makers have already realized the potential and begun setting some governmental goals. Since new regulations for achieving sustainability have been recently set to change the conventionally practiced administrative patterns in construction sector, the number of claims related to sustainability features of the construction projects has been growing ever since. Construction contracts are playing a critical role in preventing these types of legal and administrative risks that can lead to claims. As a result, these changes have caused a need for some alterations in industry's contractual practices.