Renovation of the ex INPS building in Genoa

Categories: Eco Design, Construction Material, Economic, Eco Consumption, Metal, Glass, Waste Prevention, Plastic, Energy, Recycling, Wood

Tags: procurement

Organisation: State Property Office

Localisation: Region Liguria

Summary

This good practices factsheet concerns the renovation of the ex-INPS building (the Italian National Social Security Institution), including the reduction of total energy needs of the building, an improvement in the environmental quality of the interior and the use of recycled materials during the construction phase.

Procurement of low environmental impact printed materials in Rome

Categories: Paper, Eco Consumption, Economic, Recycling

Tags: procurement

Organisation: Metropolitan City of Rome Capital

Localisation: Rome

Summary

This good practices factsheet focuses on the tender for the acquisition of low environmental impact printed material by the Metropolitan City of Rome Capital.

Procurement of low environmental impact road maintenance in Fiumicino

Categories: Construction Material, Eco Consumption, Economic, Waste Prevention, Recycling, Industrial and Territorial Ecology, Other Fractions

Tags: procurement

Organisation: Municipality City of Rome Capital

Localisation: Fiumicino municipality

Summary

This circular economy good practice focuses on the procurement of low environmental impact road maintenance that has been implemented by the Municipality of Fiumicino, with recyled content asphalt, cold laid.

Using LCA and CO2 performance for procurement in the Netherlands

Categories: Legal, Eco Consumption, Economic, Material fractions, Technical and Research, Energy

Tags: procurement

Organisation: Rijkswaterstaat (Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment)

Localisation: The Netherlands

Summary

In 2010, the Dutch House of Commons decided that all public authorities in the Netherlands must implement 100% sustainable procurement as of 2015, which constitutes the inclusion of green criteria in all tenders. Rijkswaterstaat (RWS) is the Department of Public Works within the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment. RWS aims to use green public procurement to challenge and encourage contractors and suppliers to provide added value through the delivery of sustainable working practices, green materials, energy efficiency and reduced carbon emissions.

In order to achieve these objectives, RWS uses functional specifications for infrastructure projects, together with tools to gauge bidders’ commitments to reducing carbon emissions within projects and to assess the life cycle environmental impacts of the materials they propose to use. These commitments and impacts are monetised within the award phase of the tender and quoted prices are adjusted accordingly.