The SCI-Network - Sustainable Construction & Innovation through Procurement - was co-funded by the European Commission's CIP programme through the Lead Market Initiative (LMI).
The LMI is aimed at lowering barriers to bringing new products or services onto the market in six key sectors, including construction. It sees public procurement as a key demand-side trigger for innovation.
ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability (project co-ordinator) is an international association of local governments and national and regional local government organisations that have made a commitment to sustainable development.
Culminatum Innovation Oy Ltd is a development company owned by the Uusimaa Regional Council, the cities of Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa, and the universities, polytechnics, research institutes and business community of Helsinki region.
IFZ is the Graz unit of the Department of Science and Technology Studies at Klagenfurt University. The objective of our research is to contribute to a socially and environmentally sound technology design.
Motiva Oy is an expert company promoting efficient and sustainable use of energy and materials. Its services are utilised by the public administration, businesses, communities, and consumers.
PIANOo is a procurement expertise centre offering information, advice, tools and practical advice to anyone in the public sector engaged in the procurement and tendering of works, supplies and services.
Defra is the UK Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
The coalition government is committed to being the greenest UK government ever. It is taking action to cut carbon emissions, create the conditions for green growth, and improve resilience to climate change. All these elements contribute to the development of a sustainable green economy.
In order to deliver this, one of Defra’s priorities is to support a strong and sustainable green economy, resilient to climate change. This includes developing and promoting sustainable public procurement standards.
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