National legislation requires that the public sector “… fulfill an exemplary role with regard to energy efficiency…”, and “… fulfill their exemplary role through their use of … financial instruments for energy savings, and other energy services …”.
Energy efficient procurement practices and energy performance contracting are now part of programme for government and central to EU and national policy.
This legislation includes:
A framework for incorporating energy efficient practices into procurement has been set out by the Government for procuring:
Energy efficiency should be a key requirement for defining the need, evaluating options, designing, specifying, supplier selection, and tender evaluation.