European Federation of Agencies and Regions for Energy and the Environment

EUSEW 2014 – Buy Smart+ Green Procurement In Europe

The project Buy Smart+ is going to present its results and holds a round table with representatives from different European Countries at the High Level Policy Conference in Brussels during the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW)

Every day both public institutions and private companies make small and large purchases, choosing offers based merely on the lowest price. This decision is made without considering the fact that these products often have higher operational costs and are more resource and energy intensive.

In green public procurement the selection of offers is based on an evaluation of life cycle costs (purchasing, operating and disposal costs) and not only on the lowest price. Although they may be more expensive at the time of purchase, environmentally friendly products can work out cheaper in the long term.

The final conference of the GPP project Buy Smart+ aims to show a different way to purchase products and services to save energy, optimise budget costs, and fulfill procurement in an environmentally friendly and efficient way.

The conference is free of charge.

Venue: Mansholt, Charlemagne building, Brussels
Time: 26/06/2014 from 16:45 to 18:30

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