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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
Procurement of low-carbon residential buildingsusing life-cycle assessment criteria in City of Helsinki (Finland)
EC GPP Case Study: The City government is striving to finds ways to mitigate the effects of climate change through public procurement. In this context, Helsinki has (since 2019) been selecting several pilot projects where the carbon footprint is measured and sustainable procurement criteria are included. The City is working towards improving existing and developing new procurement criteria that consider life-cycle impacts of the product/service, circular economy and climate challenges.
This low carbon building construction project – called the Asetelmakatu DB project - represents one of the pilot procurements connected to the EU Life funded Towards Carbon Neutral Municipalities and Regions (CANEMURE) project.
English
Finland
Buildings and construction
General GPP/SPP, Life-cycle costing
European Commission
2021
A Comprehensive On-Street Parking Guidance System
Cleverciti Case Study: Together with Cleverciti, the energy provider RheinEnergie aimed to improve the quality of life in Cologne (Germany) and reduce emissions in the neighborhood by putting in place an innovative parking management system. ClevercitiSen-sors and LED displays, as well as a mobile app, were introduced to provide real-time, turn-by-turn guidance to drivers, helping them find a parking space in less time.
English
Germany
Transport and vehicles
Innovation procurement (PPI)
Battery-powered solutions provide 24/7 electricity to P+R lampposts in Kerken (Germany)
Cleverciti Case Study: The municipality of Kerken (Germany) wanted to provide commuters and train passengers taking a car to the train station with accurate information about the availability of parking spaces before they arrived. A battery-powered solution developed by Cleverciti solved the problematic lack of 24/7 electricity at six of the eight lampposts.
English
Germany
Transport and vehicles, Energy
Innovation procurement (PPI)
Piloting sustainable school furniture procurement in Latvia
This GPP Case Study from Smiltene County (Latvia) is about sustainable school furniture procurement using a number of green criteria as technical specifications, such as sustainable forestry, reduced chemicals, provision of spare parts and disassembly requirements.
English
Latvia
Furniture
General GPP/SPP
European Commission
2021