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Member States to include specifications for total lifetime costs for public lighting in public procurement

Indicator Status Evidence
Are there national specifications public procurement for energy efficient lighting, through implementation of the Directive 2006/32/EC? Yes In June 2011 the federal government changed the Ordinance on the awarding of public-sector contracts (Awarding of Contracts Ordinance – VgV)such that in implementation of directives 2006/32/EC and 2010/30/EU in the procurement of goods relevant to energy consumption, technical plant or equipment (supply of goods or prerequisite for the provision of a service) the highest level of energy efficiency or – where available – the highest level of energy efficiency within the meaning of the EnVKV is to be required in the performance specification. Besides this bidders must provide concrete information on energy consumption and – in appropriate cases – on the life-cycle costs. The awarding authority must take into account this information from the bidder as a highly weighted award criterion in the process of determining the most economic bid. See:,property=pdf,bereich=bmwi,sprache=en,rwb=true.pdf
Are there pilot actions on energy efficient technologies (regarding lighting installations)? Yes In the framework of the “E-Energy – ICT-based Energy System of the Future Programme” the federal government is funding six pilot projects up to 2013 which are designed to research and test the benefits of using information technologies such as smart metering in the energy sector. See,property=pdf,bereich=bmwi,sprache=en,rwb=true.pdf
Do specifications for public procurement of lighting installations using Life-Cycle Costing methodology exist? Yes The consideration of energy efficiency as a criterion in the procurement of products and services and in particular through attention to the life-cycle cost principle in appropriate cases offers additional opportunities for energy savings and also cost-cutting both for the public sector and for companies.,property=pdf,bereich=bmwi,sprache=en,rwb=true.pdf

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