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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 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

Best Practice Case

The governments Better Energy Workplaces (BEW) grant scheme provides part funding to innovative energy saving projects. Grant assistance has been provided to a number of public lighting projects - Public lighting retrofit of towns public lighting, including the latest LED technology, controls, development of a new public lighting tariff and funded and implemented through a 10-15 year ESCO agreement - Retrofit of a local authorities lighting stock to the latest LED technology The working group concept has worked very well to identify barriers to implementation and inform policy development in this area http://www.seai.ie/Your_Business/Public_Sector/Best_Practice/Energy_Efficiency_Working_Groups/Public_Lighting_Working_Group/Public_Lighting_Working_Group.html - SEAI has recently operates a best practice networking forum entitled Energy Link. A public lighting Community of Practice will commence in Q4 2012.

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External contribution

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