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Title: Monitoring and evaluation of green public procurement programs

Effective procurement policies can help governments save considerable amounts of money while also reducing energy consumption. Additionally, private sector companies which purchase large numbers of energy-consuming devices can benefit from procurement policies that minimize life-cycle energy costs. Both public and private procurement programs offer opportunities to generate market-transforming demand for energy efficient appliances and lighting fixtures. In recent years, several governments have implemented policies to procure energy efficient products and services. When deploying these policies, efforts have focused on developing resources for implementation (guidelines, energy efficiency specifications for tenders, life cycle costing tools, training, etc.) rather than defining monitoring systems to track progress against the set objectives. Implementation resources are necessary to make effective policies; however, developing Monitoring and Evaluation (M and E) mechanisms are critical to ensure that the policies are effective. The purpose of this article is to provide policy makers and procurement officials with a preliminary map of existing approaches and key components to monitor Energy Efficient Procurement (EEP) programs in order to contribute to the improvement of their own systems. Case studies are used throughout the paper to illustrate promising approaches to improve the M and E of EEP programs, from the definition of the systemmore » or data collection to complementary instruments to improve both the monitoring response and program results.« less
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. Ecoinstitut, Barcelona (Spain)
  2. US Department of Energy, Washington, DC (United States)
  3. Collaborative Labeling and Appliance Standards Program (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22151719
Resource Type:
Miscellaneous
Resource Relation:
Other Information: See the Clean Energy Ministerial site for other publications of interest http://www.cleanenergyministerial.org/ResourceCenter/Publications.aspx
Research Org:
Clean Energy Ministerial Secretariat, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; ENERGY EFFICIENCY; ENERGY CONSUMPTION; PROCUREMENT; ENERGY POLICY; MONITORING