For organisations that want to purchase energy-efficient products and save money
By purchasing equipment featured in the Danish Electricity Saving Trust’s “Purchasing Guidelines 2006”, purchasers are fulfilling the requirements of the “Circular on Improving Energy Efficiency in Danish Public Sector Institutions” and the conditions for being a member of the Trust’s A-club.
Energy-efficient purchasing is profitable
Choose energy-efficient electrical equipment and save substantial amounts on the electricity bill over the life of the equipment. It is often not any more expensive to buy, and if it is, the money is soon recouped. Therefore it is advantageous to purchase only energy-efficient equipment. Now it is also mandatory for all public sector institutions. Furthermore, members of the Danish Electricity Saving Trust’s A-club have voluntarily agreed to adhere to the purchasing requirements.
How to buy energy-efficient electrical equipment
Wherever possible, only purchase energy-efficient electrical equipment that fulfils the requirements described in the “Purchasing Guidelines 2006”, which are valid for 12 months at a time. This applies to the purchase of both new equipment and new components for existing systems – a new ventilator for an existing ventilation system, for example. The requirements also cover equipment that you plan to install on your premises that is supplied under other types of agreements, such as leasing contracts.
The easiest way to do this is to ask suppliers or stores to ensure that the equipment fulfils the purchasing requirements. Show them the “Purchasing Guidelines 2006” or refer them to www.sparel.dk/indkoeb When preparing tenders, you can incorporate the requirements set out in the “Purchasing Guidelines 2006” into the tender documents to highlight that you only wish to receive offers on products that fulfil the requirements of the Trust’s “Purchasing Guidelines 2006”.
If you want a more in-depth choice of products, you can check the Danish Electricity Saving Trust’s approved lists covering a range of energy-efficient products. You can also look at the technical specifications for the equipment and see if they conform to the purchasing policy requirements.
On the following pages we present purchasing requirements, good advice and references on the equipment described. See below for an example of how the information is structured on the pages.
The Danish Electricity Saving Trust Purchasing Guidelines 2006
- For organisations that want to purchase energy-efficient products and save money
- Computers and monitors
- Photocopiers and printers
- Other office equipment
- White goods, water coolers, food and drink vending machines
- Consumer electronics
- Ventilation, pumps and motors
- Server equipment
- The Government only purchases energy-efficient equipment
- The Danish Electricity Saving Trust helps eliminate wasteful consumption of electricity