Seminar "Energy Efficient Procurement"

Public and private procurement of goods and services - practical instruments & case studies - programmes and policies

Date:5 March 2008
Venue: Stadthalle Wels, A-4600 Wels, Upper Austria/Austria

Conference fee:

50 Euro (plus 10% VAT)

Conference language:

English, German

Organisation and conference office:O.Ö. Energiesparverband
Landstraße 45, 4020 Linz, Austria
Tel. +43/732/7720-14386
Fax +43/732/7720-14383
office [AT] esv.or [DOT] at



Opening and welcome
Christine Öhlinger, O.Ö. Energiesparverband, Austria


GreenLabelsPurchase: Sustainable procurement – example transport
Laurenz Hermann, Berliner Energieagentur GmbH, Germany

15.10Commercial fridges and freezers – the Ecodesign study
Sanaée Iyama, BIO Intelligence Service S.A.S., France
15.30Green Procurement and Life Cycle Costs
Marjana Sijanec-Zavrl, ZRMK Civil Engineering Institute, Slovenia
15.50Procurement guidelines for efficient office appliances
Dietlinde Quack, Öko-Institut e.V. Institut für angewandte Ökolgie, Germany
16.10Discussion/Coffee break
Procurement examples
16.45Standards and labels for appliances
Milena Presutto, ENEA, Italy
17.00Public procurement in Sweden – examples and analysis
Nils Borg, Borg & Co, Sweden
17.15Procura+ – an international campaign
Mark Hidson, Director, ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability
17.30LEAP – pioneering sustainable procurement
Helmut Lusser, Director, Gobal to Local Ltd, UK
17.45Procurement - a contribution to a "2000 Watt society"
Peter Bertschi, energy coaching project manager, city of Zürich, Switzerland


Discussion/conference end

19.30Evening programme

When public bodies or private businesses purchase goods and services on the market, it is often done without considering the impacts of these buying decisions on their energy consumption and energy costs. With increasing energy prices, the importance of well-informed choices is rising, which - in addition to the purchase price - takes the life-time costs of an appliance, a building, a vehicle, a heating system etc. into account. The European Energy Services Directive places a strong emphasis on the role of public procurement as an important energy efficiency measure and requires public bodies to take action in this field. Therefore, this seminar will showcase best practice examples and instruments for public and private procurement decisions in favour of energy efficiency and will provide concrete guidance how to build up a green procurement system in a company or a public body. It will present policies and programmes promoting sustainable procurement around the globe. This event is organised in the frame of the IEE-project "GreenLabelsPurchase".