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GPP Good Practice

Since January 2010, the European Commission has been promoting good practice experiences on GPP to illustrate how public authorities in Europe have successfully 'greened' a public tender or procurement process. These include the use of life-cycle costing (LCC), circular economy principles, approaches fostering sustainable innovation, among others.

These good practice cases also provide some tips for replicating experiences under the ‘lessons learned’ sections. Click on the product or service sectors below to access the pool of case studies available.

More good practice cases on green procurement are available in a number of European Commission publications accessible through the publications page of this website.



A low carbon, circular economy approach to concrete procurement, City of Zurich (Switzerland)
Building a sustainable pre-school using ecolabel standards, Hyvinkää,Finland
Using recycled concrete in the construction of new buildings, Berlin, Germany
Building carbon negative student facilities as part of a campus redevelopment, Nottingham Trent University, UK
Energy efficient data centre, Vienna, Austria
Creating an energy sufficient hospital, Galicia, Spain
Energy efficiency through performance contracting, Government of Catalonia, Spain
Guidelines for economical buildings, Frankfurt, Germany
Installation of solar photovoltaic panels and associated works in public buildings, Tipperary, Ireland
An Energy Service Company (ESCO) used to cut energy use in municipal buildings, Vantaa, Finland
Greening internal finishings, Malta
Basque Council maintains buildings the greener way, Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain
Green procurement in Badalona's schools, Badalona, Spain
Greening the construction, renovation and design of buildings, the Basque Country, Spain
Construction of an energy-efficient kindergarten, Preddvor, Slovenia
Promoting life-cycle thinking in construction, Jyväskylä, Finland
Urban regeneration of the Vila d’Este neighbourhood, Portugal
Innovative and green bus shelters, Cornwall, United Kingdom
Green Building Materials for a Fire Station, Lorüns, Vorarlberg, Austria
Using LCA and CO2 performance to assess bidders, Netherlands
Supply of sustainable concrete at the London Olympics, UK
Zero carbon refurbishment in an East England school, UK
Sustainable new administrative centre, Leuven, Belgium
Procuring passive housing, Naantali, Finland
Building a Greener London Fire Brigade, UK
The Latvian Ministry of Environment goes for green investments, Latvia
Green primary school, Pembroke, Malta
Vienna's sustainable new hospital, Vienna, Austria

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