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Sustainable Public Procurement: Development and analysis of tools for construction works
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Environmental Strategies.
2008 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Embedded in the economic competition, public procurement has amajor role to play in being a driving force for the promotion of a globallypositive competition that prides the best sustainable products and services,rather than only the more economically efficient ones. Responsible for ahuge part of the human pressure on natural resources, and having a largeshare in the public funding, the built environment sector provides animportant venue for the use of sustainable public procurement as a tool toenhance the sustainability of societies.Selecting the best sustainable offer is a challenging task requiringenvironmental and social assessments that can only be based on complexlife cycle thinking analysis. Through the development of the “ExhaustiveSustainable public procurement clauses Manual”, this paper analyses publicprocurement issues and their potential solutions, with a focus on theenvironmental performance in buildings procurement.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
SoM EX, 2008-06
Keyword [en]
sustainable construction, sustainability, public procurement, life cycle analysis, building environmental performance, Exhaustive Sustainable public procurement clauses Manual (MAD)
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Other Environmental Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-46340OAI: diva2:453755
Subject / course
Environmental Strategies
Educational program
Degree of Master - Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Infrastructure
Available from: 2012-02-14 Created: 2011-11-03 Last updated: 2012-02-14Bibliographically approved

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