Sustainable Construction and Innovation in the European Public Sector

2009 - 2012

The SCI-Network aimed to drive innovative and sustainable construction through public procurement. The project produced a guide containing a series of procurement recommendations, together with an accompanying "snapshot" case study collection.

The project was a collaboration of European cities, expert agencies and other public bodies committed to innovation in sustainable construction. In addition to the guidance and case studies, the project produced a series of reports on:

  • Energy efficient building design 
  • Sustainable construction materials 
  • Performance-based contracting in the construction sector
  • Post occupancy evaluation (POE)
  • Financing and Contracting
  • Guidance on User Involvement in Sustainable Renovation
  • Whole-life Costing in construction
  • Monetisation of Carbon in WLC in Construction
  • Risk Management
  • Early Market Engagement and Supplier Relationship Management
  • An overview of tools for sustainable renovation procurement
  • Income Opportunities in Sustainable Buildings
  • Forecasting Energy and Water Prices


  • London
  • Torino

The SCI-Network was co-financed by the European Commission’s CIP programme under the Lead Market Initiative.