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EU GPP case study: Sustainable energy supplies in County Waterford, Ireland
The objectives of Waterford County Council’s GPP activities are to reduce the carbon footprint of the Council, stimulate the green market, and illustrate the merits of green procurement to other public sector organisations. In 2009, a tender for the supply of electricity offered the opportunity to pilot the Council’s GPP approach.
English
Ireland
Energy
European Commission - Directorate General Environment
2011
EU GPP case study: Energy efficient lighting on Budapest’s bridges (Hungary)
Liberty Bridge is one of the key crossing points over the Danube, and an iconic site within central Budapest. The city’s master lighting plan included the illumination of a number of bridges, in order to allow safe transit while creating visually attractive landmarks at night.
English
Hungary
Lighting
Energy efficiency, Life-cycle costing
European Commission - Directorate General Environment
2011
EU GPP case study: Sustainable wood procurement in Cognac, France
In 2005, the city of Cognac decided to replace its obsolete street furniture with wooden furniture. Analysis of the product revealed that the furniture was made from Moabi - a rare and endangered wood species, often smuggled from the Congo and Cameroon. Since then, the City of Cognac requires compliance with certain eco-label criteria when purchasing products that are derived or contain wood.
English
France
Timber and forestry , Furniture
European Commission - Directorate General Environment
2011
EU GPP case study: Stockholm sets high standards for IT equipment (Sweden)
In 2010, Stockholm County Council introduced stringent new environmental requirements for purchasing computers. The new stipulations include low energy consumption, the use of recycled plastic in new products and eliminating lead, mercury and halogenated flame retardants from new computers.
English
Sweden
ICT (information and communication techn.)
Energy efficiency, Innovation procurement (PPI) ,
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: 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: 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
EU GPP case study: Sustainable food for thought (Malmö, Sweden)
To establish the feasibility of preparing and serving organic meals in Malmö’s schools, a pilot project was carried out from 2004-2007. The aim of the project was to serve 100% organic food in a school restaurant which was considered to be a good model for replication.
English
Sweden
Food and catering
European Commission - Directorate General Environment
2010