23 October 2012
Sustainable construction – procuring innovative solutions in public sector construction projects
- EU-Office of the Land Berlin Avenue Michel-Ange 71
The 12th Breakfast at Sustainability’s (B@S) was entitled "Sustainable construction – procuring innovative solutions in public sector construction projects". The event took place in the frame of the DG Enterprise-funded SCI-Network that produced guidance on how public authorities can best achieve innovative and sustainable solutions in their procurement of construction works.
After a useful insight on procurement of innovation in the construction sector given by Bertrand Wert from the European Commission, Simon Clement from ICLEI's Sustainable Procurement Team provided concrete guidance and good practice on innovation friendly procurement, followed by Christian Hauke from the Spanish Federation of Valencian Construction Companies (FEVEC), who offered a construction business perspective focusing on an EU innovation project on sustainable concrete.
The SCI Guidance is available at www.sci-network.eu.