A quarter of a million European public authorities spend around 14% of the joint GDP of the EU on the purchase of services, work and supplies annually. The European Commission believes strategic public procurement provides possibilities to boost the economy as well as innovation towards sustainability.
To ensure public procurers are able to take into account the aspect of the effects that buildings have on the environment, the Commission has created a set of tools and criteria to lead the way.
One of these tools is the Level(s) Framework. The LIFE Level(s) project is directed towards recognizing the value of sustainable buildings in Europe through greater awareness and use of the specified indicators within the Level(s) Framework, a common language for the value chain actors to address life cycle environmental performance of buildings.More info