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Westborough School, Essex, England - School refurbishment for carbon-reductions
This case study looks at the refurbishment of a UK school which is expected to lead to savings of 67 tonnes CO2 per annum from a combination of energy efficiency measures and renewable energy installations.
English
United Kingdom
Buildings and construction
Energy efficiency
SCI-Network
2011
Voltage power optimisation in Bromley
In 2009 voltage power optimisation technology (powerPerfector) was installed in Bromley Civic Centre. As a result energy consumption has decreased by 11.5%, annual energy bills by £42,050, and CO2 emissions by 188,300kg.
English
United Kingdom
Energy
Energy efficiency
London Borough of Bromley
2009
EU GPP case study: Green primary school (Pembroke, Malta)
The primary school in Pembroke was a new build project and the goal was to construct the first energy selfsufficient school in Malta that relied only on solar and wind energy produced on site for electricity and warm water. The school, which is two storeys high is fully accessible for students with special needs.
English
Malta
Energy, Buildings and construction, Lighting
Energy efficiency
European Commission - Directorate General Environment
2010
EU GPP case study: Green ambulance procurement in Stockholm (Sweden)
Stockholm County Council’s (SLL) vision for introducing a green ambulance was born in 2005. A pilot study examined the technical solutions available and the extra costs of finding an eco-friendly solution. The procurement action faced a number of obstacles (ambulances are subject to numerous standards, rules and other requirements, and ordered in small numbers)
English
Sweden
Medical equipment
Life-cycle costing
European Commission - Directorate General Environment
2011
Westborough Primary School, Essex, UK - School refurbishment for carbon-reductions
This case study looks at the refurbishment of a UK school which is expected to lead to savings of 67 tonnes CO2 per annum from a combination of energy efficiency measures and renewable energy installations.
English
United Kingdom
Buildings and construction
Energy efficiency
SCI Network
2011
Westborough Primary School, Essex, UK - School refurbishment for carbon-reductions
The OECD supports governments in reforming their public procurement systems to ensure long-term sustainable and inclusive growth. An efficient and effective
public procurement system is the backbone of a well-functioning government. Public procurement contributes to promoting a level playing field for the private
sector and delivering effective services to the public.
English
International
Medical equipment
General GPP/SPP, Energy efficiency, Life-cycle costing
OECD
2013
Green Procurement and Green Products Generate Growth
The Environmental Protection Agency has assessed the economic and environmental effects of green public procurement as experienced by the market. The assessment is based on seven business cases. And the conclusion is clear: Green public procurement creates value for suppliers and the suppliers by enhancing marketing potential, innovation, sales, and export, and helps create new jobs. Moreover, green procurement can be a good economical choice for the procurer, as well as have a positive impact on the environment, health, and work environment.
English
Europe/EU
Life-cycle costing
Danish Ministry of the Environment - Environmental Protection Agency
2013
EU GPP case study: Using LCA and CO2 performance to assess bidders (Rijkswaterstaat, The Netherlands)
Rijkswaterstaat (RWS) is the Department of Public Works within the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment. Along with performance-based specifications, RWS uses two tools within their procurement processes to encourage sustainable working practices, the use of green materials, energy efficiency and reduced carbon emissions. Contractors bidding for large infrastructure projects, such as the construction of roads, bridges and tunnels, are assessed on 11 different parameters of environmental impacts associated with their proposed designs. Bidders’ commitments to reducing CO 2 emissions throughout projects are also taken into account during the award phase. These methods aim to utilise the market’s creative capacities to achieve better quality, more innovative solutions.
English
Netherlands
Buildings and construction, Infrastructure
Life-cycle costing
European Commission - Directorate General Environment
2013
Accès des entreprises sociales d’insertion à la commande publique en Europe
This publication aims to enhance the experiences with procuring from social enterprises in France but also to echo the French practices to compare, confront, inspire ... with the main objective to strengthen initiatives aimed at improving social enterprises' access to public tenders.
French
France
Social responsibility
Avise
2014
Technology-Neutral Procurement of a Full-Electric Ferry
Procurement of a fully electric ferry by the Norwegian Directorate of Public Roads, to service the villages of Lavik and Oppedal across Sognefjord.
English
Norway
Transport and vehicles
Market Engagement
European Commission, DG Environment
2014
Procurement of solar powered, compacting litter bins
Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown (DLR) County Council in Ireland purchased 401 solar-powered compacting bins. An application to monitor real-time levels of waste in the bins reduced the number of litter bins visited by 85%.
English
Ireland
Energy
General GPP/SPP
European Commission, DG Environment
2015
The 2012 Annual Report on the State of Municipal Sustainable Procurement in Canada - Trends & Best Practices
The 2012 Annual Report on the State of Municipal Procurement in Canada
is the third annual report of the Municipal Collaboration on Sustainable
Procurement (MCSP). Drawing from lessons learnt, current practices, challenges
and opportunities faced by municipalities in 2012, this report presents key
themes and trends for this year and puts forth observations for the year ahead,
based on consultations with municipalities. This report is intended to be a
resource for municipalities and other agencies who are planning, developing
or optimizing sustainable procurement programs. It is also a summary for City
Council members and City Management Staff who want a snapshot of this
emerging strategic practice.
English
Canada
General GPP/SPP
Municipal Collaboration for Sustainable Procurement
2013