Building Efficiency Accelerator: Procurement Resource Collection

The Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA), part of the Global Efficiency Accelerator Platform under the United Nations’ Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) Initiative, is a multi-stakeholder network made up of over 30 businesses and organizations that work with local and sub-national governments in order to increase the uptake of energy efficiency policies and programs in the building sector. 

The BEA connects the expertise of its wide partner network to its subnational stakeholders. With this purpose, the BEA has compiled resources to assist subnational jurisdictions in prioritizing and implementing building efficiency actions. This page contains the growing collection of resources and BEA webinars related to Procurement. All previous BEA webinars can be accessed here

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Buying Green! A Handbook on Green Public Procurement

Publication / Report

The Handbook is the European Commission's main guidance document to help public authorities buy goods and services with a lower environmental impact. It is also a useful reference for policy makers and companies responding to green tenders.

Energy Efficiency in Local Government Operations: a Guide to Developing and Implementing Greenhouse Gas Reduction Programs

Publication / Report

This guide describes how local governments can lead by example and achieve multiple benefits by improving the energy efficiency of their new, existing, and renovated facilities and their day-to-day operations.

Green Procurement Compilation

Web Resource

The Green Procurement Compilation (GPC) is a comprehensive green purchasing resource designed for federal contracting personnel and program managers.

PAPIRUS: Public Administration Procurement Innovation to Reach Ultimate Sustainability

Web Resource

The PAPIRUS project implies an introduction of a new public procurement process focused on providing materials characterized by nearly zero energy consumption for the repair and construction of buildings in four European locations.

PRIMES - Green Public Procurement

Web Resource

The purpose of PRIMES is to develop basic skills and provide hands-on support for public purchasing organisations to overcome barriers and implement Green Public Purchasing (GPP) contributing towards more sustainable use of energy and towards the development of more energy efficient products.

Sustainable Buildings and Construction Programme of the 10YFP

Web Resource

This website provides information on the 10 Year Framework Programme (10YFP) concerning sustainable production and consumption in the built environment.

Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) Clearinghouse E-Library

Web Resource

The Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) E-Library gathers SCP or SCP-relevant publications, technical reports, articles, but also toolkits, manuals, guidelines, and other key documents or information sources (e.g.

Sustainable Procurement Platform

Web Resource

The Sustainable Procurement Platform is managed by ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability. It provides up-to-date news, case studies, events, guidance and more on sustainable procurement from across the world.

Sustainable Public Procurement Implementation Guidelines

Publication / Report

This document aims at providing guidance for all governments and organizations interested in the implementation of sustainable public procurement (SPP) through UNEP’s (SPP) Approach.

The Procura+ Manual: A Guide to Cost-Effective Sustainable Public Procurement

Publication / Report

This Manual is designed to provide clear, easy-to-understand guidance on how to implement sustainable procurement in practice. It has been prepared by people with years of direct experience in working in public sector procurement, and in how to integrate sustainability considerations.

Introduction to Sustainable Procurement Principles for Building Efficiency (Webinar) - 19.07.2016

Web Resource

Introduction to Sustainable Procurement principles, based on the ‘Guidebook for Procuring Sustainable Buildings and Construction’ being produced jointly by 10YFP Sustainable Buildings and Construction and Sustainable Public Procurement programmes, specific application for local authorities, and a pr

Sustainable Procurement of Buildings: Project Design and Delivery Systems (Webinar) - 02.11.2016


This webinar will provide an overview of how to design and deliver successful sustainable procurement of building efficiency performance measures.