Retrofitting public buildings: where public procurement and innovation meet

According to BRICKER studies, the word "smart" has been recently introduced into the building and construction sector

According to BRICKER studies, the word "smart" has been recently introduced into the building and construction sector. The European Energy Efficiency Directive specifically target the building stock old and new, under the heading "Smart Cities and Communities". It states that "EU countries must make energy efficient renovations to at least 3% of buildings owned and occupied by central government." The spirit of course applies to all government's echelons. So, what are the specific challenges of retrofitting public buildings?.

Firtsly, innovative technology. Secondly, the need for cooperation and, at least but not last, the difference in EC project rules and national procurement legislation.

BRICKER offers a case-study based on real-world experience, adding to the body of knowledge to help the European Union towards "smart regulation, modernised public procurement, competition rules and standard setting."

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