The Smart Procurement European Alliance (SPEA) assisted local authorities improve the energy efficiency of municipal buildings. This was done using a combination of energy saving measures, increased use of renewable energy and the implementation of sustainable management procedures.



Innobuild aimed to improve public procurement of goods and services in the building industry. Project partners Falu (Sweden) and Layngdal (Norway) worked on a joint procurement strategy for sustainable high tech building projects for senior citizens.




PAPIRUS promoted sustainable building renovation and construction. By using sustainable procurement strategies, it aims to change the mindset of public sector organisations and help move towards zero energy consumption in public buildings.




iNSPiRe was a four year EC-funded project which aimed to tackle high-energy consumption by developing systemic renovation packages to be used in residential and tertiary buildings. These packages should reduce the primary energy consumption of a building to less than 50 kWh/m2/year.


PROBIS sought to use PPI in the building sector, with a focus on energy-efficient refurbishment of existing buildings. Four tenders were launched on building technologies (ICT, envelope and energy equipment) before being tested in four pilot buildings in Torino (IT), Miskolc (HU), Börlange (SE) and in the Lombardy Region (IT).