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Combining Procurement Models for Green and Healthy Buildings
EC GPP Case Study - The South Moravian Region, which has applied socially and environmentally responsible approach to its public procurements since 2014, identified the need to build a new sanitarium for children with respiratory diseases and challenged the market with the ambition of making it as aesthetic, user-friendly, and energy-efficient as possible.
English
Czech Republic
Buildings and construction, Infrastructure
General GPP/SPP
European Commission
2021
Environmentally and socially friendly cleaning services - Environment and Resources Authority (Malta)
EC GPP Case Study - Malta’s National Action Plan (NAP) for Green Public Procurement (GPP), for years 2019-2025, makes it mandatory for all contracting authorities to include GPP criteria in their tenders for cleaning products and services. The criteria are based on the EU GPP Criteria.
English
Malta
Cleaning
General GPP/SPP, Social responsibility
European Commission
2021
Networking for a common goal: a winning strategy to spread the GPP principles and effectively contribute to Sustainable Development (Veneto Region, Italy)
EC GPP Case Study - In 2019, a Green Procurement Office was set up with one full-time person (an environmental technician) directly involved in greening tenders and who liaises with other regional
departments and territorial stakeholders, such as companies, trade associations, etc., to provide them with the necessary support to facilitate and spread the inclusion of the national (mandatory) GPP criteria into their purchasing procedures.
English
Italy
General GPP/SPP
European Commission
2021
Vending machines for food and beverages, University of Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy)
EC GPP Case Study - UNICA’s procurement of a food and beverage vending service with 64 machines in September 2019, through a concessions contract, resulted in four suppliers bidding for a five-year contract worth €210,000. This particular concessions contract is part of UNICA’s sustainability policy and aims to improve the services provided by the University in terms of environmental sustainability, through the reduced use of plastic and the promotion of circular waste management.
English
Italy
Food and catering
General GPP/SPP
European Commission
2021
Poland’s first swimming pool meeting passive energy use standards
EC GPP Case Study: In 2018, the small town of Sulejów began a procedure to build Poland’s first ‘passive’ swimming pool – that is, a pool with ultra-low energy requirements for heating and cooling. This was achieved through a combination of high thermal insulation and air-tightness, as well as the use of heat-pump technology and installation of light emitting diodes (LED) lighting.The building was completed in March 2021, and the desired passive design standard has been achieved.
English
Poland
Energy, Buildings and construction
General GPP/SPP, Energy efficiency
European Commission
2021
Kantoor2023: a sustainable and circular building in Brussels
EC GPP Case Study: The Kantoor2023 project is a renovation project of the two towers of the World Trade Centre (WTC) in Brussels. The resulting residential-work complex showcases sustainability and circularity.
English
Belgium
Buildings and construction
General GPP/SPP, Circular Economy
European Commission
2021
Upgrading streetlights using an Energy Service Company (ESCO) model (Bulgaria)
EC GPP Case Study: In 2020, the Municipality of Gabrovo (Bulgaria) decided to upgrade its entire street lighting network from sodium-vapour street lamps to Light Emitting Diode (LED) lamps, in order to reduce energy use and save money, while continuing to ensure that streets are well lit.
English
Bulgaria
Energy
General GPP/SPP, Energy efficiency
European Commission
2021
GLA Group - Responsible Procurement Case Studies 2021
These case studies - featured by the Greater London Authority Group - highlight the progress against the commitments set out in the Responsible Procurement Implementation Plan 2018-20 for the , which was developed to support the Responsible Procurement Policy.
English
United Kingdom
Transport and vehicles, Buildings and construction, Infrastructure, Waste
General GPP/SPP
Greater London Authority
2021
Procuring solar vehicle-to-grid (V2G) charging stations for electric vehicles in Barcelona Metropolitan Area (Spain)
EC GPP Case Study: By using V2G technology, AMB has made it possible for car batteries to provide power to buildings during periods where solar energy production is lower than demand. Car batteries can also be useful for replacing energy demand during periods when energy prices are high.
English
Spain
Transport and vehicles, Energy
General GPP/SPP, Energy efficiency
European Commission
2021