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Action 74 in Netherlands flag Netherlands

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 Netherlands has set ambitious government level targets for green public procurement (GPP) that apply to all product groups (including lighting) and is known as a front runner in this respect. These targets increase progressively over time and aim to achieve 100% GPP at central level. See:;; Ministerie van Volkshuisvesting, Ruimtelijke Ordening en Milieubeheer, “Handleiding Duurzaam Inkopen voor Overheidsinkopers”, January 2010,;
Are there pilot actions on energy efficient technologies (regarding lighting installations)? Yes Technology foundation STW and Philips started a 5 year scientific research programme in 2012 on lighting efficiency. See also:
Do specifications for public procurement of lighting installations using Life-Cycle Costing methodology exist? Yes As documented in the criterion for durable procurement. See:

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