AALBORG

OVERVIEW

SPP IN AALBORG

Aalborg (or Ålborg) is the fourth largest city and the third most populous municipality in Denmark (205,000 inhabitants). Aalborg has spearheaded local commitment to sustainability in Europe, creating the Aalborg Charter and Aalborg Commitments which have been signed by over 2500 and 650 municipalities respectively.


SPP HIGHLIGHTS

    • Pioneer in sustainable development since 1994
    • All municipal printed matter must have an environmental label (Nordic Swan label or similar) and/or be produced at an environmentally-certified printing house
    • Energy consumption demands and life-cycle economy on energy has been integrated in the procurement procedures since 2012

         

        17k

        Population

        2013

        Date joined

        CONTACT

        Steffen Thomsen

        Sustainable Procurement Specialist 

         

        WEBSITE

         

        More information? Email procurement@iclei.org  

        IN ACTION

        SPP POLICY AND STRATEGY

        The "Local Initiative for Sustainable Development - Sustainability Strategy", promoted several GPP strategies in the period 2008-2011, including the use of life-cycle analysis in municipal purchasing, and the requirement to update environmental requirements at least every other year to reflect technological development. The Environment and Procurement Offices cooperate to define technical specifications in tenders and bids are awarded eco-points which are built into the overall score of the offer.


        SPP TARGETS

        • By 2015 30% organic foodstuff used in municipal catering centres, canteens and institutions.
        • From 2010, all municipal printed matter must have an environmental label (Nordic Swan label or similar) and/or be produced at an environmentally-certified printing house.
        • By 2020, all electricity purchased by the City must originate from green sources.

        LIFE CYCLE COSTING

        Energy consumption demands and life-cycle economy on energy has been integrated in the procurement procedures since 2012. When procuring energy consuming goods and services demands on energy efficiency will be rated based on life cycle consumption prices.

        SPP SECTORS

        VEHICLES

        When purchasing municipal vehicles, the energy consumption of the vehicles and the use of alternative fuels must be promoted.

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        FURTHER INFORMATION

        For further information on the activities of Aalborg visit their website:

        Website

        or email procurement@iclei.org