A1 Journal article (refereed), original research

Integrating Energy Efficiency into the Municipal Procurement Process of Buildings—Whose Responsibility?

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Publication Details
Authors: Vinokurov Mihail, Grönman Kaisa, Hammo Simo, Soukka Risto, Luoranen Mika
Publisher: MDPI
Publication year: 2019
Language: English
Related Journal or Series Information: Buildings
Volume number: 9
Issue number: 2
ISSN: 2075-5309
eISSN: 2075-5309
JUFO-Level of this publication: 1
Permanent website address: https://www.mdpi.com/2075-5309/9/2/45
Open Access: Open Access publication

This study addresses the challenges in ensuring energy efficiency and high indoor climate
quality with efficient use of public money in the municipal building procurement process. Energy
efficient municipal building procurement provides a significant leverage when steering the built
environment towards the low-carbon economy targets of the EU. Municipal building department
professionals need more skills and knowledge to appropriately define the requirements and identify
the energy efficient design options accounting for the building’s changing operational environment.
This study presents how to systematically integrate energy efficiency in the municipal procurement
process of buildings by presenting the list of energy efficiency factors to be included into the
procurement process. This list of factors clarifies how indoor climate quality, energy use, and the
life cycle economy are related through technological solutions and how the optimal compromise
solution can be determined. Furthermore, this list of factors explains the responsibilities in
integrating energy efficiency within the municipal building procurement process. Applied in the
design of the municipal building the list of factors contributes to more informed and transparent
decision-making process.

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