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EU GPP case study: Organising GPP through an Environmental Management System in Amaroussion (Greece)
Amaroussion’s GPP activities stem from its municipal environmental policy, which is put into practice through its environmental management system, (EMS) approved by the Municipal Council. GPP is one of the main components of the EMS.
English
Greece
ICT (information and communication techn.), Transport and vehicles, Cleaning, Lighting, Office stationery, Green spaces
General GPP/SPP, Ecolabels, Environmental management system,
European Commission - Directorate General Environment
2011
EU GPP case study: Powering Bremen with renewable electricity
A public tender was published at the EU level by the City of Bremen to cover the electricity requirements for a number of local public entities, including Bremerhaven Municipality, from renewable energy sources. The contract is for the supply of 79 million kilowatt hours annually, with a total approximate cost of 7.5 million euro per annum.
English
Germany
Energy
European Commission - Directorate General Environment
2011
EU GPP case study: Ireland Makes Sustainable Furniture Purchasing Work
The Irish Government’s policy of decentralisation of Government Departments has led to the construction and fitting-out of several new offices outside of Dublin. For this reason, public sector procurement of furniture has significantly increased in recent years.
English
Ireland
Timber and forestry , Furniture
Ecolabels,
European Commission - Directorate General Environment
2010
EU GPP case study: Purchasing energy-efficient outdoor lighting in Cascais (Portugal)
In preparation for an upcoming tendering action, the Municipality of Cascais undertook a market engagement process, which saw 11 suppliers of light emitting diodes (LEDs) participating in one-to-one meetings with representatives from the Environment and Procurement departments, and from the Local Energy Agency.
English
Portugal
Lighting
Energy efficiency, Innovation procurement (PPI) , Life-cycle costing, Pre commercial procurement
European Commission - Directorate General Environment
2010
EU GPP case study: Building a Greener London Fire Brigade (UK)
In 2006, the need for a new fire station serving the growing London Borough of Havering was identified. A site was selected which allowed for the conversion of three existing industrial units, as well as meeting operational requirements. The design brief focused on sustainability principles including reuse of the existing structures, lower energy and water consumption and the production of renewable energy. The new Harold Hill station opened in January 2010.
English
United Kingdom
ICT (information and communication techn.), Energy, Cleaning, Timber and forestry , Buildings and construction, Lighting, Furniture
Ecolabels, Energy efficiency, Life-cycle costing,
European Commission - Directorate General Environment
2010
EU GPP case study: Framework agreement for ecological paper (Lombardy, Italy)
A framework agreement for paper was set up to guarantee the supply of several types of copying paper meeting the needs of public authorities in the Lombardy region. Both market consultation and demand analysis were carried out to gather information about available products and services, innovations and ecological solutions, and match them with users’ needs.
English
Italy
Timber and forestry , Office stationery
General GPP/SPP, Joint procurement,
European Commission - Directorate General Environment
2010
EU GPP case study: The Latvian Ministry of Environment goes for green investments (Latvia)
The Ministry of the Environment aims to apply the GPP criteria for construction works and services in projects financed by it. In order to ensure the application of these criteria by contractors awarded funds under specific financing instruments, the Ministry has developed a system for evaluating compliance with GPP. This is monitored both at project approval stage and throughout delivery.
English
Latvia
Buildings and construction, Infrastructure
Energy efficiency, Life-cycle costing, ,
European Commission - Directorate General Environment
2010
EU GPP case study: Framework for green IT equipment (Dunkerque, France)
In 2008 Dunkerque established a framework agreement for the purchase of IT equipment and software. One of the lots tendered was for the supply of desktop computers, laptops, workstations and monitors. To date, two orders have been placed under this lot for a total of €330,000 worth of equipment.
English
France
ICT (information and communication techn.)
Ecolabels, Energy efficiency
European Commission - Directorate General Environment
2010
EU GPP case study: 100% recycled paper for Bulgaria's Environment Ministry (Sofia, Bulgaria)
In 2009 the Bulgarian Ministry of Environment and Water (MEW) announced its intention to award a fully green public contract. Paper was chosen as a product group suitable for greening due to its clear environmental impact and the possibility of switching to greener alternatives without increasing purchase costs.
English
Bulgaria
Timber and forestry , Office stationery
Ecolabels, ,
European Commission - Directorate General Environment
2010
EU GPP case study: Green procurement in Badalona's schools (Badalona, Spain)
Six schools were chosen to participate in a project aimed at analysing and developing best practice guidelines for the green procurement of five product groups: school materials, building maintenance, cleaning, food and IT products. In addition, the City Council procured a kit of green school materials available to the six participating schools on demand, also available for other interested schools if they are keen to find out more.
English
Spain
Food and catering, ICT (information and communication techn.), Cleaning, Timber and forestry , Buildings and construction, Office stationery, Furniture
General GPP/SPP, , Ecolabels, , ,
European Commission - Directorate General Environment
2010
EU GPP case study: Hybrid cars for city administration (Ljubljana, Slovenia)
In 2009 the decision was taken in Ljubljana to completely change the entire city fleet in order to rationalise its management. The idea was to sell all cars belonging to the current fleet and take 60 cars on operational leasing for five years instead. A target was set for at least 10% of these vehicles to be hybrids.
English
Slovenia
Transport and vehicles
Energy efficiency, Life-cycle costing,
2010
EU GPP case study: Innovative workwear for Zürich's police force (Zürich, Switzerland)
The City of Zürich purchases a wide variety of textiles to meet the needs of its police department and other municipal services. Its total cotton consumption, excluding hospitals, is estimated at 12 tonnes, or some 60,000 pieces per year. A successful pilot in 2009 led to the decision to switch to 100% organic cotton shirts for Zürich’s police force.
English
Switzerland
Textiles
European Commission - Directorate General Environment
2010