Building maintenance services in San Sebastian

Categories: Construction Material, Legal, Eco Consumption, Economic, Metal, Glass, Plastic, Energy, Wood

Organisation: Gipuzkoa provincial council (Basque Country, Spain)

Localisation: San Sebastian (Spain)

Summary

The Gipuzkoa Council wished to award a maintenance contract for two buildings in Donostia-San Sebastian, one residential and one administrative. The object of the contract was defined to include the environmental sustainability of the services being provided (exterior and internal maintenance of all building systems and facilities).

Sustainable school meals in East Ayrshire

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Eco Production, Legal, Economic, Waste Prevention, Plastic, Energy

Organisation: East Ayrshire Council

Localisation: East Ayrshire (Scotland)

Summary

East Ayrshire was one of the first councils in the UK to change its procurement practices to reflect the Soil Association’s guidelines on sustainable food. In a new contract advertised in 2008, the council wished to offer more sustainable school meals, including reductions in packaging waste.

Procurement of sustainable catering services in Turin

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Legal, Economic, Waste Prevention, Plastic, Communication and Education

Tags: procurement

Organisation: City of Turin (Italy)

Localisation: Turin (Italy)

Summary

School catering represents a significant part of the procurement budget for the City of Turin. Packaging waste reduction and fractions separate collection are amongst the new measures introduced for more sustainable catering services.

Procurement of recycled asphalt for road resurfacing in Hamburg

Categories: Construction Material, Legal, Economic, Recycling

Tags: procurement

Organisation: City of Hamburg (Germany)

Localisation: Hamburg (Germany)

Summary

In Hamburg, green public procurement principles are included in the City's overarching procurement policy. Additional environmental contract requirements are imposed by the City specifically for road construction tenders.

Hamburg has taken a significant step forward to encourage an increase of recycling rates in construction materials by establishing an online exchange for soil, debris and construction materials that aims to support procurement of recycled asphalt.