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Driving energy efficient innovation through procurement

This guide has been drafted for the Commission's DG Enterprise and Industry by the SMART SPP consortium, c/o ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, and is aimed at assisting public authorities in becoming "innovation-friendly" – that is achieving the most innovative, energy efficient solutions within their procurement actions, particularly through increased dialogue with suppliers and producers.
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This guide has been drafted for the Commission's DG Enterprise and Industry by the SMART SPP consortium, c/o ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, and is aimed at assisting public authorities in becoming "innovation-friendly" – that is achieving the most innovative, energy efficient solutions within their procurement actions, particularly through increased dialogue with suppliers and producers. For the purposes of this guide an "innovative, energy efficient solution" can be considered as one which meets your needs with substantially increased energy efficiency leading to reduced related emissions of CO2 equivalents in comparison to currently available solutions.

The guide presents advice on how public authorities can make their procurement activities more innovation friendly.