Best practice on green or sustainable public procurement and new guidelines OpenHouse

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This guide is an output of the OpenHouse project.



This document on best practice-examples on sustainable or green public procurement and new guidelines is supposed to support the implementation of the OpenHouse methodology in European green public procurement precedures as a decision and support tool for assessing the sustainability of buildings' construction projects. The document analyses the actual situation and adoption of green public procurement practices at European level. It also includes a real case study for a regional tender launched by the public authority VISESA. Here, the OpenHouse indicators were applied on a tender for a neighbourhood of social housings in Spain.

Target group/users

The target groups of the presented results are the partners of OPEN HOUSE and stakeholders for public participation. All participants of the OPEN HOUSE project were involved in this task. VISESA and ACCIONA developed an excel sheet template to be filled by all OPEN HOUSE partners with GPP best practices in both countries inside and outside the consortium.

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Project and Funding programme

Name of project: OpenHouse

Funding programme: Seventh Framework Programme

Publication date

February 2012

Regions of implementation:

Green public procurement was analyzed in the following countries: Austria, France, Germany, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.




Eider Alejandre

Vivienda Y Suelo de Euskadi, S.A. (VISESA)

Homepage of VISESA

Download and references

Report on best practice on green or sustainable public procurement and new guidelines (2012)