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Procuring innovative and sustainable construction - European public authority snapshots
This collection of best practice examples has been produced by the SCI-Network, Sustainable Construction and Innovation through Procurement. It is comprised by 40 real-life projects on innovative solutions within public construction works.
English
Europe/EU
Buildings and construction
Innovation procurement (PPI)
SCI-Network
2012
Sustainable Timber in Construction in Lorüns, Austria
Sustainable Timber Action - case study series
English
Europe/EU, Austria
Timber and forestry
Sustainable Timber Action
2013
The City of Bremen – Comprehensive sustainable timber procurement
Sustainable Timber Action - case study series
English
Europe/EU, Germany
Timber and forestry
Sustainable Timber Action
2013
Air Force Expected to Save $15 Million Annually by Changing Computer Purchasing and Power Management Policies
Tasked with reducing IT energy use, the Air Force’s Enterprise Configuration Management Office (AFECMO) and Information Technology Commodity Council (ITCC) established and implemented new procurement and power management guidelines for computers and monitors. The changes are expected to lead to savings of $15 million annually and reduce power plant carbon dioxide emissions by over 100,000 tons per year.
English
United States
ICT (information and communication techn.)
Ecolabels, Energy efficiency
Energy Star
2013
Procurement, Innovation & Green Growth: the story continues
This report builds on the existing body of work that supports the case for green public procurement, to further identify the linkages between procurement and green growth and discuss the enabling environment that would see public procurement serve as a trigger for green industrial innovation, expansion and growth.
What follows is a brief discussion on the role of procurement within the green growth paradigm, where an introduction to key concepts is followed by feature case studies that present the varying experiences of industry and the public sector in applying procurement to achieve green growth aims. Finally, the paper concludes by offering observations on possible implications for policy and areas where further investigation is required to enable procurement to serve as a more potent trigger for green innovation and growth.
English
International
ICT (information and communication techn.), Transport and vehicles, Energy, Buildings and construction, Lighting, Office stationery, Infrastructure
General GPP/SPP, Innovation procurement (PPI) ,
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
2012
Rotherham Lighting Project
The Rotherham Future Ward Lighting project is an innovative element of a seven year programme of ward reconfiguration, which started in 2009.
English
United Kingdom
Lighting
General GPP/SPP, Innovation procurement (PPI) ,
Nnational Health Service Sustainable Development Unit
Responsible Public Procurement of Forest Products. (Paper and Wood). Environmental and Social Good Practice for Public Administrations and Private Companies.
A report outlining the social and environmental impacts of paper and timber-products, steps that can be taken to reduce these, criteria and good practice cases from the public and the private sectors. Different labels are also compared.
Spanish
Spain
Timber and forestry , Office stationery
Fundacion Copade
2011
SBIR The Power of public Procurement - report and case study collection
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) is a tendering process in which the Dutch national government supports entrepreneurs in their research and development work. Contracts are awarded in a three-phase competition: feasibility, research phase and commercialisation.
English, Dutch
Netherlands
Innovation procurement (PPI) , , Pre commercial procurement, SMEs(small and medium sized enterprises)
NL Agency
2011
EU GPP case study: Sustainable procurement of wood products (Barcelona, Spain)
The City’s policy on timber makes it compulsory for municipal departments, districts and agencies to ensure that all wood products purchased stem from sustainable forestry. Since 2004, Barcelona has ensured wide implementation of the policy and a large share of the wood purchased by the citiy's authorities are all made from FSC certified wood.
English
Spain
Timber and forestry
European Commission - Directorate General Environment
2010