Policy Guide

Energy efficient public procurement


  • Tholen, Lena (Lead author)
  • Thomas, Stefan (Reviewer)

References and further reading

  • Borg & Co AB (2003): Harnessing the Power of the Public Purse. Final report from the European PROST study on energy efficiency in the public sector. Report based on the PROST study carried out under the auspices of the European Commission’s SAVE programme. Stockholm www.bigee.net/s/1if173 
  • Cate, Alison ten; Harris, Jeff; Shugars, John; Westling, Hans (1998): Technology procurement as a Market Transformation Tool. Proceedings Paper American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy www.bigee.net/s/dxra93
  • Energy Charter Secretariat (2008): Energy Efficiency in the Public Sector. Policies and Programmes in ECT Member Countries www.bigee.net/s/vnqgmv 
  • European Commission (2004): Buying green! A handbook on environmental public procurement. Belgium www.bigee.net/s/5nzgcm
  • European Commission (2008): Proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and the Council in the indication by labelling and standard product information of the consumption of energy and other resources by energy-related products. Impact Assessment. SEC(2008)2862 www.bigee.net/s/qez72p
  • European Commission (2008a): Public procurement for a better environment. Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions. COM(2008)400 final www.bigee.net/s/idvvn1
  • Harris, Jeffrey; Aebischer, Bernard; Glickman, Joan; Magnin, Gérard; Meier, Alan; Viegand, Jan (2005): Public Sector Leadership: Transforming the Market for Efficient Products and Services. European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy Summer Study www.bigee.net/s/zy2w9u
  • ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability (2007): The Procura+ 2nd edition, Manual. A Guide to Cost-Effective Sustainable Public Procurement www.bigee.net/s/kkscim
  • International Confederation of Energy Regulators (2010): A Description of Current Regulatory Practices for the Promotion of Energy Efficiency. A presentation of information gathered from the world’s energy markets on regulatory practices aimed at fostering energy efficiency www.bigee.net/s/4ynx9d
  • Irrek, Wolfgang; Jarczynski, Lutz (2007): Overall impact assessment of current energy efficiency policies and potential ‘good practice’ policies. Within the framework of the AID-EE project www.bigee.net/s/1tyraf
  • Mäkinen, Kirsi; Neij, Lena (2010): Good practices in the public sector. WEC-ADEME Case Study www.bigee.net/en/s/ayazhr
  • Office of Government Commerce (OGC) (2008): An Introduction to Public Procurement. London www.bigee.net/s/5izwhg
  • Öko-Institut; ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability (2007): Costs and Benefits of Green Public Procurement in Europe. Freiburg www.bigee.net/s/9zmwbf
  • Oosterhuis, Frans (2006): Energy efficient office appliances. A case study in the framework of the project ‘Assessing innovation dynamics induced by environment policy’ www.bigee.net/s/ip5uua
  • Platteuw, Lionel; Torregrossa, Marco; Sommer, Andreas; van Bellegem, Theo (2009): Guidelines for Sustainable Public Procurement www.bigee.net/s/5tgy92 
  • Ringel, Marc (2007): “Energy Efficiency: The Exemplary Role of the Public Sector in Germany.” Presentation given at the meeting of the Working Group on Energy Efficiency and Related Environmental Aspects www.bigee.net/s/jnjxrk 
  • Thomas, Stefan; Böhler, Susanne; Irrek, Wolfgang; Kristof, Kora; Nanning, Sabine; Schilde, Angela; Klümper, Bernd; Pippke, Wolfgang (2003): Ökonomische Anreize für den Umweltschutz im Bereich der öffentlichen Hand. Bestandsaufnahme und Strategieplan. Im Auftrag des Umweltbundesamtes www.bigee.net/s/3an4fn 
  • Van Wie McGrory, Laura; Harris, Jeffrey; Breceda, Miguel; Campbell, Stephanie; Constantine, Sachu; della Cava, Mirka; Gonzáles Martinez, José; Meyer, Sarah; Romo, Ana Margarita (2002): Market Leadership by Example: Government Sector Energy Efficiency in Developing Countries. Proceedings of the 2002 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings www.bigee.net/s/ba4j1p

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