Green procurement in schools in Badalona

Categories: Paper, Legal, Economic, Eco Consumption, Energy, Recycling, Wood

Organisation: Badalona City Council (Spain)

Main partners:

Ecoinstitut Barcelona

Localisation: Badalona (Spain)


Six schools were chosen to participate in a project aimed at analysing and developing best practice guidelines for the green procurement of five product groups: school materials, building maintenance, cleaning, food and IT products. In addition, the City Council procured a kit of green school materials available to the six participating schools on demand.

Circular procurement of furniture in Venlo

Categories: Legal, Eco Consumption, Metal, Economic, Glass, Waste Prevention, Plastic, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Recycling, Wood

Tags: procurement

Organisation: City of Venlo (The Netherlands)

Localisation: Venlo (Netherlands)


After discarding rehabilitation of the old city hall building as an option due to the bad technical condition of the building and high maintenance costs, the city of Venlo decided to demolish the old building and erect a new city hall that would satisfy the current needs of accessibility and functionality, while delivering at the same time a positive contribution to the town, the staff, the environment and the economy. A design and build competition was launched in 2009, in which designers were asked to present their vision of a sustainable building, making sure to include the use of appropriate safe and healthy materials which can be recycled after their lifetime.This brief focuses on the tender process of the office furniture.

Designing green bus shelters in Cornwall

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

Organisation: Cornwall Council (United Kingdom)

Localisation: Cornwall (United Kingdom)


In 2011 Cornwall had around 6,000 bus stops with a wide range of associated shelters and signs. A programme of improvements to the quality and sustainability of this transport infrastructure, based on need and capacity, was created. The sustainable procurement of bus shelters was conducted in three stages: design; prototype development; and large scale production. This example focuses on the design stage.

Greening internal finishings in Malta

Categories: Legal, Economic, Glass, Wood

Organisation: University of Malta (Malta)

Main partners:

Regional Activity Center on Cleaner Production (RAC/CP)

Inèdit Innovació Consultancy Company

Localisation: Campus of the University of Malta (Msida, Valetta and Gozo)


The University of Malta has numerous on campus facilities catering for 11,000 students. The University’s Estate and Works Department is responsible for carrying out the internal finishing works for the new extension to the building which houses the lecture halls of the Faculty of Economics, Management and Accountancy (FEMA). The Department, in collaboration with the University’s Procurement Directorate, sought to deliver the works using environmentally-friendly construction materials and products.