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Public Sector

The Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) sets explicitly, that public bodies at national, regional and local level should fulfil an exemplary role as regards energy efficiency. It imposes on the public sector (PS) several concrete obligations to make the sector a real leader in energy efficiency improvements. The demand from the PS exemplary initiative and efforts, fall mainly into two categories - exemplary role of public bodies’ buildings (art. 5) and purchasing by public bodies (art. 6).

Article 5 of the EED stipulates that each MS shall ensure that, from 1 January 2014, 3% of the total floor area of heated and/or cooled buildings owned and occupied by its central government is renovated each year to meet at least the minimum energy performance requirements set by Directive 2010/31/EU.

Article 6 of the EED addresses purchasing by public bodies and says that Member States shall ensure that central governments purchase only products, services and buildings with high energy-efficiency performance, insofar as that it is consistent with cost-effectiveness, economical feasibility, wider sustainability, technical suitability, as well as sufficient competition.

Furthermore, MS shall encourage public bodies, including regional and local levels to follow the exemplary role of their central governments to purchase only products, services and buildings with high energy-efficiency performance. MS shall encourage public bodies, when tendering service contracts with significant energy content, to assess the possibility of concluding long- term energy performance contracts that provide long-term energy savings.

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Date Title
Oct 16 Capacity Building on Energy Performance Contracting in European Markets in Transition - Greece
Sep 16 Tools for EPC, Irma Thijssen
Aug 16 Public procurement procedures - Croatia
Aug 16 Energy efficiency project - Croatia
Aug 16 Cost effective implementation of article 5 - Ireland
Aug 16 Cost optimum methodology - Kirsten Engelund Thomsen
Oct 15 Case study E-mobility & car sharing in Stuttgart - Germany
Apr 15 Energy Performance Contracting - Germany
Mar 15 Implementation strategy for procurement practice of central government - Netherlands
Mar 15 Energy related procurement requirements - Ireland
Mar 15 Approach to Energy Performance Contracting - Italy
Mar 15 Working group presentation 2.5 - Consip’s Approach to Promote Energy Efficiency
Mar 15 Green Public Procurement in Climate Change Financial Instrument (CCFI) - Latvia
Mar 15 Energy Performance Contracting - Czech Republic
Mar 15 European Code of Conduct for Energy Performance Contracting - Bulgaria
Mar 15 EPC Menu (online tool) - Netherlands
Oct 14 CERtuS - Italy
Oct 14 Energy efficiency in historical buildings and buildings owned by the armed forces - Netherlands
Oct 14 Reconstruction of the National Theatre in Prague - Czech Republic
Oct 14 Historic Building Protection and Energy Efficiency - Italy
Oct 14 Special Exempted Areas of EED Implementation in the Public Sector - European Defence agency (public)
Oct 14 Special Exempted Areas of EED Implementation in the Public Sector - European Defence Agency
Oct 14 Energy efficiency in historical buildings and buildings owned by the armed forces - Netherlands
Oct 14 Reconstruction of the National Theatre in Prague - Czech Republic
Oct 14 Historic Building Protection and Energy Efficiency - Italy
Apr 14 Encouraging public buildings’ renovation in Bulgaria
Apr 14 Energy Efficiency Program in the Public Administration - Portugal
Apr 14 Green Lease Menu - Netherlands
Apr 14 The “EXIKONOMO” project - Greece
Apr 14 Encouraging public buildings’ renovation - Bulgaria
Apr 14 Energy Efficiency Program in the Public Administration - Portugal
Apr 14 The EXIKONOMO project - Greece
Oct 13 Alternative Approach in art. 5 in Practice - Netherlands
Oct 13 Alternative Approach in art. 5 in Practice - Netherlands
Apr 13 Good examples of making inventory of the central government building - Czech Republic
Apr 13 National fund for environmental protection - Poland
Apr 13 Good examples of making inventory of the central government building - Czech Republic
Jan 13 SEAI Public Sector Programme in Ireland - Alan Ryan
Nov 12 Energy Efficiency tools ICT and the public sector in the Netherlands - Cuno van Geet
Nov 12 Procedures of Purchasing ICT products in the Public Sector - Cyprus