Country:Germany
Year:2009
Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2009
Policy Type:Information and Education
Policy Target:Framework/ Multi-sectoral Policy
URL:http://www.buy-smart.info
Description:

The aim of the “Buy Smart” project is to promote the purchase of energy-efficient products. The project is targeted at public-sector and private buyers. In “Buy Smart” guides, performance sheets and computational aids created in the predecessor project for the office equipment, lighting, vehicles, domestic appliances, building components and green electricity product groups are being revised. These tender aids are being offered for free download on a new internet site, which also contains information on green procurement, labels, and a good practice database. The information is included in e-procurement platforms, making use of environmentally-friendly criteria free of additional expenditure for buyers. A further area of emphasis is intensive public relations work with the focus on assessment of life-cycle costs. Buyers and environmental managers are being addressed in a targeted manner by means of cooperation with networks. A quarterly newsletter is provided. Free consultations on green procurement have led to supervision of ten pilot projects. This EU-subsidised project is being carried out in Germany by the Berlin Energy Agency and it is being co-financed under the National Climate Protection Initiative.

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