SCI-Network - Sustainable Construction @ Innovation through Procurement

SCI Network - SCI-Network - Sustainable Construction @ Innovation through Procurement

Case studies

NHS Tayside
A progressive and structured approach to Post-Project Reviews and Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE)

NHS Scotland implements a structured approach to post occupancy evaluation (POE) and post project reviews (PPR) to ensure all capital construction projects are appropriately evaluated and lessons actively shared between core partners. A minimum of 1% of project costs must be set aside for these activities. The following case study outlines the approach taken by NHS Tayside.


Senaatti, Finland
Use of Post-Project Reviews and Post Occupancy Evaluation

This case study outlines the exemplary approach to Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE) undertaken by Senaatti (Senate Properties - Finland's largest provider of premises, serving a wide spectrum of government organisations.


SeeCampus Niederlausitz
Public Private Partnership for a Passive House School, Germany

Several schools in the north-eastern German state of Brandenburg teamed up with businesses and banks to build and maintain a single school to passive house standard for the separate institutions as a public private partnership (PPP).

Also available in German!


Westborough School, Essex, England
School refurbishment for carbon-reductions

This case study looks at the refurbishment of a UK school which is expected to lead to savings of 67 tonnes CO2 per annum from a combination of energy efficiency measures and renewable energy installations.


Biberstrasse 5, Vienna, Austria
Historical renovation with sustainable material

The office building “Biberstraße 5” is located in the historical centre of Vienna and dates from 1901. The refurbishment of the building addressed energy-efficiency, ventilation  and changes in the building code to improve earthquake safety and accessibility. The klima:aktiv tool was applied in the renovation process, which includes a 33% reduction in energy demand for heating and cooling as well as innovative energy monitoring techniques.


Weiz District Authority Office, Austria
Innovative facade and ventilation systems

The Headquarters of the Weiz District authority was renovated to a highly energy efficient standard through the use of innovative facade elements and ventilation systems. Overall heating energy demand per m2 has been reduced by 80%.


Transport for London

Construction innovation seminars

In order to capture innovative ideas around sustainable construction from its current construction suppliers, Transport for London (TfL) has so far organised two construction innovation seminars. These allow suppliers to present innovative construction ideas to a series of stakeholders from across the organisation. In several cases these have then developed into pilot actions.


SBIR, Netherlands

Small Business Innovation Research

The Dutch SBIR scheme is a national programme run by NL Agency to encourage the development of innovative solutions to problems identified by public sector organisations. It is a form of pre-commercial procurement, whereby the R&D activities themselves are procured, which may then be the subject of future tendering.


Procurement clinics, Finland

Co-operation between procurers and suppliers

The Procurement Clinics scheme run by RAKLI (the Finnish Association of Building Owners and Construction Clients) is designed to facilitate dialogue between public sector clients and potential service providers. Workshops involving clients, suppliers and other relevant actors analyse a specific procurement problem indicated by a client, and publicly present identified solutions.


Investing in Energy Performance for Alsatian High Schools, France

14 schools renovated

A substantial portion of the payment required for the renovation of these schools is coming from the savings in energy costs, based on model of energy performance contracting. Renovation work is being targeted at making major energy-efficiency improvements, and installing on-site renewable energy capacity. The selected schools were not due for any renovation works within the next 10 years according to the region’s investment plans.