|Are there national specifications public procurement for energy efficient lighting, through implementation of the Directive 2006/32/EC?||Yes||The European Communities (Energy Efficient Public Procurement) Regulations S.I. 151 2011 oblige public bodies when purchasing or leasing products to only procure products that are listed on the Triple E Register, or satisfy the energy efficiency criteria published by SEAI for the relevant product categories. The Triple E Product Register, managed by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), is a list of the top 10-15% most energy efficient products, including lighting products. The Triple E Register currently lists over 7,000 of the most energy efficienct products across 49 technology types. The purchase of energy efficient equipment and vehicles is also a requirement of Green Tenders - http://www.environ.ie/en/Environment/SustainableDevelopment/GreenPublicProcurement/PublicationsDocuments/FileDownLoad,29208,en.pdf|
|Are there pilot actions on energy efficient technologies (regarding lighting installations)?||Yes||The SEAI is facilitating a Public Lighting Working group, bringing together key stakeholders in public sector procurement to help overcome barriers to energy efficiency in public lighting. The SEAI has convened a specialist Working Group on public street lighting, developing best practice guidance materials and standard tender documents and evaluation criteria to assist Local Authorities. http://www.seai.ie/Your_Business/Public_Sector/Best_Practice/Energy_Efficiency_Working_Groups/Public_Lighting_Working_Group/Public_Lighting_Working_Group.html The outputs from the public lighting working group include Energy efficiency and public lighting overview report - http://www.seai.ie/Your_Business/Public_Sector/Best_Practice/Best_Practice_Guidance_Documents/Public%20Lighting%20report%20Feb%202012.pdf External lighting guide - http://www.seai.ie/Publications/Your_Business_Publications/Exterior_Spaces_Lighting_Guide.pdf|
|Do specifications for public procurement of lighting installations using Life-Cycle Costing methodology exist?||Yes||Energy efficient design, which has elements of LCC, is a requirement under Irelands Green Public Procurement requirements. http://www.environ.ie/en/Environment/SustainableDevelopment/GreenPublicProcurement/PublicationsDocuments/FileDownLoad,29208,en.pdf|
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