The BUSLeague team has produced a guide that captures best practice from across Europe on how to use public procurement to incentivise energy efficiency upskilling. All the examples provided are fully compliant with EU tendering rules.
The building sector offers a large untapped potential for cost-effective energy and carbon savings. However, to successfully decarbonise Europe’s building stock, middle- and senior-level building professionals as well as trade professionals must upskill in sustainable energy-efficient construction.
As the largest single consumer in the EU economy, the public sector can use its purchasing power to influence the market. Green Public Procurement (GPP) can stimulate the provision of more resource-efficient, less polluting goods, services and works within the marketplace. By using GPP, public authorities can provide industry with real incentives for upskilling, and other stakeholders with the confidence they need to upgrade their buildings.
Case study in Ireland: St Bricins Pre & Post-Renovation