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Certification concepts for energy efficient data centres. Comparison of certification services in the EU
Several concepts and tools have been proposed and implemented at international level to support energy efficiency measures in data centres including energy efficiency metrics and monitoring, guidelines for procurement and best practice as well as comprehensive management and certification concepts.
In this paper, the main management and certification concepts available in the EU are briefly evaluated and compared regarding their practical effectiveness and specific benefits.
English
Europe/EU, International
ICT (information and communication techn.)
Energy efficiency
PrimeEnergyIT Project consortium
2012
Report on PCP knowledge base
ENIGMA is a FP7 project that aims to implement a joint transnational pre-commercial procurement (PCP) procedure in the field of public lighting. The 5 project partner municipalities cooperate on procuring innovation. This report brings together information, experience and other (practical) contributions on PCP, and provides a synthesized process suitable for across European national boundaries.
English
Europe/EU
Lighting
Innovation procurement (PPI) , Pre commercial procurement
2014
SRPP Guide Ensuring socially responsible public procurement
This SRPP guide aims to help public procurers to set and monitor standards for decent working conditions at production sites where goods are manufactured, by offering a step-by-step approach to including SRPP requirements in the procurement process.
English
Europe/EU
Social responsibility
difi, Norway
2012
Driving energy efficient innovation through procurement - A practical guide for public authorities
This guide provides clear steps for public authorities that want to become “innovation-friendly” – that is achieving the most innovative, energy-efficient solutions within their procurement actions, particularly through increased dialogue with suppliers and producers.
Multiple
English, Danish, Portuguese, Spanish
Europe/EU
ICT (information and communication techn.), Transport and vehicles, Buildings and construction, Lighting
Energy efficiency, Innovation procurement (PPI) , Pre commercial procurement
The SMART SPP consortium, c/o ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability
2011
Green Office Guide
A set of information and tips – initially designed for the staff of the Barcelona City Council - to improve the environmental coherence, with regard to the use of paper, office and filing materials, computer materials, drinks machines, etc.
English, Catalan
Spain
Food and catering, ICT (information and communication techn.), Cleaning, Lighting, Office stationery
General GPP/SPP
Barcelona City Council
Good practice guide to foster R&D and innovation in public procurement
Good practice guide developed by the Catalonian Government aimed at providing recommendations and examples for the correct implementation of PPI practices
Spanish
Spain
Innovation procurement (PPI)
Generalitat de Catalunya
2012
Driving innovation through public procurement
This guide illustrates the positive steps that procurers can take at the various stages of the procurement process to encourage innovation. It shows how innovation can be addressed in a way that is consistent with value for money and the legal framework for public procurement.
English
United Kingdom
Innovation procurement (PPI)
The Office of Government Commerce
2009
Policy Paper-Innovation System-How can regions boost the implementation of their innovation policy?
This policy paper provides a ‘ready-to-use’ tool to convince policymakers of not only the need for change but exactly what change is required.
English
Europe/EU
Innovation procurement (PPI) , Pre commercial procurement
2014
Guide to sustainable biofuels procurement for transport
The purpose of this publication is to provide guidance for public authorities and other actors intending to purchase and use sustainable biofuels for transport. It highlights the current discussion on sustainable biofuels and provides advice for other challenges related to implementing biofuelled transport.
English
Europe/EU
Transport and vehicles, Infrastructure
Biobased products
Biofuel Cities project
2009