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GPP Examples by Country

gppSince January 2010, the European Commission has collected examples of GPP in practice to illustrate how European public authorities have successfully launched ‘green’ tenders, and provide guidance for others who wish to do the same.

The new “GPP brochure of good practice examples” presents some of the most interesting case studies collected over the years. The brochure is intended to inspire public (and private) procurers to opt for green products and services when making their purchasing decisions.

Read the brochure here.


Vienna's sustainable new hospital, Vienna
Green Building Materials for a Fire Station, Lorüns
A National Framework Contract for Green Dairy Products


Sustainable new administrative centre, Leuven
Green stationery supplies, Brussels-Capital Region
Sustainable procurement of office supplies, Ghent


100% recycled paper for Bulgaria's Environment Ministry, Sofia
Agency for Social Assistance


The use of official ecolabels, Esbjerg
Kolding's procurement of climate-friendly lighting solutions, Kolding
Agency for the Modernization of Public Administration
Procurement of 100% organic, seasonal food, Copenhagen
Sustainability Strategy 2013 – 2016, Aalborg


Low environmental impact PCs and monitors


The Estonian Police and Border Guard Board - green cleaning products and services
Procuring passive housing, Naantali
Promoting life-cycle thinking in construction, Jyväskylä
Electricity from 100% renewable sources, Turku
An innovative, efficient combined heat and power (CHP) plant, Toholampi
An Energy Service Company (ESCO) used to cut energy use in municipal buildings, Vantaa
Calculating the environmental impact of catering services, Helsinki


Framework for green IT equipment, Dunkerque
Sustainable wood procurement, Cognac
Sustainable uniforms for the French Navy
Cleaning Products for schools, Ville de Venelles
Promoting Biodiversity in Green Urban Areas, Lille
Procurement of electric vehicles for public use, Paris
Environmental requirements for printed materials, Cognac
Organic Food Procurement for School Catering Services, Lens


Powering Bremen with renewable electricity, Bremen,
City of Wiesbaden greens its office stationery, Wiesbaden
Replacement of diesel trucks with electric fleet, Stuttgart
Cost-efficient and clean police cars, Berlin
Recycled asphalt used for road surfacing, Hamburg
Procurement of 100% green electricity, Brandenburg
Electric vehicle docking stations (e-fuel stations)


Organising GPP through an EMS, Amaroussion


Energy efficient lighting on bridges, Budapest
Centralised procurement of greener office supplies


Environmentally-friendly cleaning services, Reykjavík


Ireland Makes Sustainable Furniture Purchasing Work
Efficient purchasing of laboratory supplies, Maynooth
Sustainable energy supplies, County Waterford


Installation of solar photovoltaic panels and associated works in public buildings, Tipperary
Green and healthy cleaning services, Tuscany
Framework agreement for ecological paper, Lombardy
Italian public buildings save with energy services framework
Sustainable food procurement for schools, Rome
ICT equipment and management services
Procurement of Reduced Environmental Impact Toners, Tuscany
Pre-Commercial Procurement for Smart Energy and Intelligent Mobility Solutions
Monitoring low carbon, sustainable catering services, Turin


The Latvian Ministry of Environment goes for green investments


Lithuania’s central purchasing body introduces GPP


Provision of Cleaning Products & Services, Luxembourg


Green primary school, Pembroke
Greening internal finishings
Greener waste collection services


The purchase of electricity from renewable sources, Rivierenland
Energy efficient swimming pools, Rotterdam
The procurement of sustainable cleaning services, Gooi en Vechstreek
Waste Water Treatment Plant Waterschapsbedrijf, Limburg
Using LCA and CO2 performance to assess bidders


Renewable heating systems for schools, Oslo
Framework agreement for zero-emission vehicles, Oslo
Technology-Neutral Procurement of a Full-Electric Ferry, Lavik and Oppedal


Purchasing energy-efficient outdoor lighting, Cascais
Urban regeneration of the Vila d’Este neighbourhood


Retrofitting trams for energy efficiency, Craiova


Hybrid cars for city administration, Ljubljana
Construction of an energy-efficient kindergarten,
Cleaner vehicles and electricity


Sustainable procurement of wood products, Barcelona
Green procurement in Badalona's schools, Badalona
Working with suppliers to deliver green furniture, Basque country
Greener IT Equipment, Gizpuzkoa, Basque country
Clean streets, Barcelona
Basque Council maintains buildings the greener way, Donostia-San Sebastian
Procuring sustainable forest products Provincial Council of Toledo
Green Requirements for the Maintenance of Parks and Gardens, Errenteria
CNG and hybrid buses: Alternative vehicles for a cleaner city, Madrid
Gardening, Low environmental impact maintenance contract for city parks, Barcelona
Greening the construction, renovation and design of buildings, Basque Country
Furniture & white goods for public housing projects, Basque Country
Organic, seasonal food for kindergartens, Barcelona


Sustainable food for thought, Malmö
Stockholm sets high standards for IT equipment, Stockholm
Green ambulance procurement, Stockholm
Efficient, ecological wastewater treatment, Gothenburg area
Joint National Procurement of Electrical Vehicles
Green procurement of furniture and fabrics for public buildings and offices, Västra Gotaland


Innovative workwear for Zürich's police force, Zürich


Building a Greener Fire Brigade, London
Sustainable school meals, East Ayrshire, Scotland
Zero carbon refurbishment in an East England school, Southen-on-Sea
Supply of sustainable concrete at the London Olympics, London
Green stationery and paper, Gloucestershire County Council
Low carbon waste collection services. Bristol
EEV certified biomethane bus service, Reading
Innovative and green bus shelters, Cornwall
Sustainable procurement at the Natural History Museum of London
London gets FIRED-uP with smarter fire engines, London