4 EXPERT PARTNERS
of 33 GWH PER YEAR
Birmingham (UK), Budapest (Hungary), Castelló & Valencia (Spain) and Wrocław (Poland) are joining efforts to look for more sustainable energy solutions through a pro-innovation procurement approach. Under the umbrella of the EU-funded CEPPI project, these five cities will demonstrate that by selectively intervening in scheduled public tenders, energy consumption can be reduced. The goal of this 3-year project is to save at least 33GWh/year and to develop the capacity of public authorities to implement innovation procurement solutions for energy-related projects. The CEPPI Cities aspire to adopt a leadership role in their regions.
Castelló issues its first tender including CEPPI recommendations
The City of Castelló has issued a tender to procure energy efficient printing, scanning and photocopying leasing, supplies and maintenance which include specific criteria based on the recommendations from the CEPPI project.
Suppliers bidding for this tender will need to include a description of the recycling system of the toner, specify the typical electricity consumption of the different models, and explicitly show whether they are providing low-melt toners and if they are 100% recyclable. Ecological solution will be awarded 0.5 points; low-melt toners will be awarded 2 points, and equipments offering the possibility of 100% recycling will get 2 points.
Technological improvements are also part of this tender, by taking into consideration innovative solutions that increase the speed of impression or allow printing from a mobile phone. Extra points will also be awarded for those improvements related to energy efficiency, such as preventive maintenance – based on life cycle considerations – and carbon reduction in the operations, by reducing miles or using eco-friendly vehicles.
By intervening in this scheduled public tender, Castelló contributes to achieving the 33GWh/year saving goal of the CEPPI project. Suppliers can send their offers until 12th August 2016.
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