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Construction innovation seminars - Transport for London
In March 2009, Transport for London (TfL) piloted a Construction Innovation session to increase the awareness of construction innovation within TfL, and to test the appetite for more events on this topic. After very positive feedback from the first session, a second was held in May 2010.
English
United Kingdom
Buildings and construction
SCI Network
2011
Investing in Energy Performance for Alsatian High Schools, France
The Alsace Regional Council is carrying out a major energy-efficiency renovation of 14 schools in the region. The project began in 2008 and will be completed in 2011. Renovation work is being targeted at making major energy-efficiency improvements, and installing on-site renewable energy capacity.
English
France
Energy, Buildings and construction
Energy efficiency,
SCI Network
2011
EU GPP case study: Cleaner vehicles and electricity in Slovenia
The Public Procurement Agency in Slovenia was established in 2010 and went into operation in January 2011. It is responsible for carrying out joint procurements for Slovenian public authorities for a number of product and service groups. As part of its mandate, the Agency implements GPP criteria in its procurement of electricity, paper, office IT equipment and vehicles.
English
Slovenia
Transport and vehicles
European Commission - Directorate General Environment
2011
EU GPP case study: City of Wiesbaden greens its office stationery (Germany)
Public procurement for all of Wiesbaden’s public authorities is organised by the city’s Central Procurement Office within the Office for Economy and Property. Many products and services are provided through a digital catalogue – thus enabling each authority or even individuals to procure independently.
English
Germany
Office stationery
Ecolabels, Environmental management system
European Commission - Directorate General Environment
2011
EU GPP case study: Sustainable uniforms for the French Navy (France)
As a major purchaser in the clothing sector, the Ministry of Defence saw the opportunity to promote its objectives in the field of sustainable development by introducing procurement criteria targeting environmental and social impacts along the clothing production line.
English
France
Textiles
Ecolabels,
European Commission - Directorate General Environment
2011
EU GPP case study: Centralised procurement of greener office supplies (Hungary)
The Public Procurement and Supply Directorate General conducts centralised public procurement procedures at national level for specific products and contracting authorities (e.g. national ministries). The Directorate has been able to generate savings by establishing framework agreements which are relatively large in volume and value, covering periods ranging from one to four years.
English
Hungary
Office stationery
Ecolabels,
European Commission - Directorate General Environment
2011
EU GPP case study: Clean streets in Barcelona (Spain)
The tender procedure introduced a number of requirements to enhance the quality and sustainability of street cleaning and rubbish collection in Barcelona. More frequent rubbish collection, environmentally-friendly vehicles, separate collection of organic waste and recycling containers which are accessible to all users were implemented under the contract.
English
Spain
Transport and vehicles, Cleaning, Infrastructure
European Commission - Directorate General Environment
2011
EU GPP case study: Sustainable food procurement for schools in Rome (Italy)
The objective behind Rome’s approach is to support organic agriculture and organic food chains, ensure food safety and nutritional balance, and encourage good environmental performance of current and potential suppliers, through its school meal service.
English
Italy
Food and catering
European Commission - Directorate General Environment
2011
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