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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? No The directive 2006/32/EC is not yet implemented in the the EEA-agreement.
Are there pilot actions on energy efficient technologies (regarding lighting installations)? Yes There are various pilot actions in this field. Evidence for two of them in the municipalities of Oslo, Asker and Hedmark: The State-owned Enterprise Enova has provided funding for pilot actions. The Norwegian Research Council may also provide funding for small scale pilot actions. In addition to this Enova also provides support schemes, information and counselling concerning energy efficient lighting.
Do specifications for public procurement of lighting installations using Life-Cycle Costing methodology exist? Yes The Public Procurement Act of 16 July 1999 no. 69, section 6, obliges all public procurements to take into account the life cycle costs of the procurement, and environmental costs. The preparatory works to the provision imposing requirements to take into account environmental and life cycle costs, are found in Ot. prp. no. 71 (1997-98): The act was extended to include also public procurement in regional and local municipalities in 2006; see the prepartory works to amendment act of 30. June 2006 no. 41 in Ot. prp. nr. 3 (2000-2001):

Best Practice Case

Norwegian authorities would consider this to be a best practice. This is due to the fact that the Norwegian authorities have a persistent and long-lasting focus on energy efficiency and environmental aspects in public procurement, ref. the legal requirements for this mentioned above. In addition to this, the procurement is done in a market of lighting products that is obliged to meet requirements for production of lighting installations set in directive 2005/32/EC establishing a framework for the setting of ecodesign requirements for energy-using products; hereunder the Commission regulation no. 1275/2008 of 17 December 2008 with regard to ecodesign requirements for standby and off mode electric power consumption of electrical and electronic household and office equipment. See act of 11. juni 1976 no. 79 regarding control with products and consumer services, section 4 a:

Other initiatives:

Yes. For example the Research Council of Norway provides funding for research on, inter alia, efficient use of energy and energy systems, including innovation regarding effective lighting, through the research programme RENERGI. The programme is a key instrument in the implementation of Norway’s energy policy objectives.

External contribution

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