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Green Public Procurement with focus on electricity and water efficiency (GPPEWE) is an important support tool for the DSM strategy. It ensures procurement functions account for energy and water consumption more systematically in purchase decisions.

International best practices show that Green Procurement can deliver energy conservation objectives while simultaneously providing economic savings, at least on a life cycle basis.

The DSCE has launched the General Guidelines and Criteria for GPP, as well as criteria for specific categories.

Key facts

  • Aim to encourage government entities to consider energy efficiency more systematically in their purchasing decisions
  • Do not bring any changes to current legislation or regulatory framework
  • Bring cost savings for the government on a life cycle cost basis
  • Do not require capital investments
  • Allow high degrees of flexibility in execution, since each entity will define its own targets