This makes safety and environmental management extra important, but also a major challenge. We must tackle this challenge together. We always try to innovate: innovations such as e-noses are naturally part of that. The first is a real-time overview and the e-noses provide the input for this. The second is an intelligent system that makes predictions based on the weather and planned work. Based on the information they receive from this, they can make operational decisions.
Vopak was the early-adopter with the use of e-noses in our port area. During these discussions the user experiences and the future vision are discussed. Everyone can indicate here how the network and collaboration are experienced and how they see the future of the we-nose network. Simon Bootsma, director of Comon Invent, announced the latest developments at the last meeting. Comon Invent, the DCMR and companies are currently testing the possibility of automatic source recognition.
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For example, it can quickly recognize the patterns of degassing ships and the appropriate parties can be quickly informed of the situation via the control room of the DCMR. Odour nuisance is one of the largest sources of nuisance in North Holland. The aim is to increase the quality of life in the Port area and surroundings with regards to odour.
This is to be able to monitor the provincial environmental ban with regard to floating degassing of ships. The eNose network now consists of 84 eNoses.
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We are glad to announce our contribution to sustainable port development in Fujairah, the United Arab Emirates. Six months later on March 27, the H. Ahmed Aboutaleb inaugurated the control room of the Health Department of the Fujairah Municipality where the eNose information is displayed real-time on a video wall to enhance air quality awareness. With 86 eNose locations, the network will cover the complete industrial area and some adjacent residential areas. Simon Bootsma elaborates on how the company found its existence and how it has grown to become a market leader in online air quality monitoring today.
With a focus on air quality monitoring in an around oil movement operations, Comon Invent has proven to bring additional value in terms of creating awareness in odour nuisance and safety related situations. The theme of the conference covers sustainability and innovation in the port of Rotterdam. At the experience market you will have the opportunity to get acquainted with our eNose solutions and get a live demonstration of the online platform Websuite.
Come by at the experience market and experience all the possibilities of online odour emissions monitoring we have to offer! Come check us out at the conference! In the meantime, you can always visit the conference website to get the latest updates. Click here to visit. Comon Invent is a global B2B service provider offering all services to operate wireless eNose networks for the continuous monitoring of ambient air and malodours in the environment. To be able to effectively control unpleasant odours and to identify any release of hazardous substances at an early stage, eNoses continuously monitor the air composition.
Odours play an important role in the quality of the living environment. Often in a pleasant way, but also in a less pleasant way. An important effect of undesirable odours is nuisance, for instance annoyance. During the conference the multiple possibilities of reducing nuisance situations will be highlighted. During a dedicated panel session concerning new technologies to monitor odours, Comon Invent will present a case about eNose monitoring and getting a grip on odour nuisance.
Alongside the lighting calculator , tools are available to calculate the relative emissions of different solutions for energy contracting , vehicle procurement and office ICT. A video on low carbon and sustainable growth has been published by national support partner Compra Verde.
The video builds on the results of a national networking event , held in Rome on 1 October, which provided a space for Italian procurers to consider the impacts of the new EU Procurement Directives and share best practice on low carbon procurement and sustainable energy action plans. For more details of training events, webinars and to download training materials, visit the Events and Training section of the website.
National support partner Umanotera Slovenia has published a webpage dedicated to green public procurement on its website. This is the first site dedicated to GPP in Slovenia and provides a comprehensive guide to policy and implementation. A helpdesk has also been set up to answer questions regarding the implementation of GPP in Slovenia.
The site has already proved a great success, with over hits in its first few days online. Working with national coordinator Umanotera , the municipality is planning to implement low carbon tenders in the field of electricity, IT office equipment and vehicles. Lleida is looking into offering further support to municipalities in the province, enabling them to issue low carbon tenders in the future. Visit our market lounge table no. To this end, GPP implements more than low-carbon tenders.
Making use of comprehensive market consultation, the tendering process showed that low-carbon procurement works in practice and achieves tangible results in terms of energy and cost savings. Read the full case in GPP 's tender model database. GPP receives strong support in mainstreaming low-carbon procurement across Europe: we welcome Lazio Region as Associate Partner aiming to tender for green and low-carbon products and services and hosting events within the framework of the GPP project. Lazio Region is the third most populated region and has the second largest economy of Italy.
Read more about the GPP agenda here in Italian. Procurers looking into street lighting solutions can now use the beta version of the GPP street lighting calculator that is based on work done of the former Swedish Environment Management Council SEMCo. You can read more about the GPP methodology and download the calculator here. Market analysis services in Italy, a new helpdesk tailored for local governments in the Netherlands or taking part in the Catalan GPP network - GPP offers selected support activities also for non-partners.
Take a look at the national support activities in your country here. Systems Engineering SE is an interdisciplinary approach and enables the realization of complex systems. SE focuses on defining customer needs and required functionality early in the development cycle. SE documents requirements and facilitates design synthesis and system validation while considering among other operations, cost and performance — all embedded into Green Public Procurement. For more information on SE see www. The training is taking place 25 September in the Casa del la Cultura in Girona. Based on the GPP training material the training will offer tailor made support for procurers and public servants from Girona and other CILMA members in implementing green and low carbon procurement.
A maximum of 20 participants ensures an interactive and productive atmosphere. Registration is open until 15 September. They will host one GPP event and will further support the regional capacity building programme of the project. Associate purchasing organisations commit to implementing low-carbon tenders for which they can benefit from free assistance from the GPP consortium. Associate procurement training providers can gain visibility by carrying out capacity building activities on low-carbon procurement, for instance by giving trainings.
For more information about becoming an associate partner visit: www. GPP published its first monitoring report that provides information on the uptake of the project. It is available for download here. Ljubljana, the capital city of Slovenia, has been selected as European Green Capital for The city received particular praise for its sustainability strategy, which follows an integrated approach to environmental management.
Ljubljana has also shown its commitment to sustainable and green procurement, which has been implemented for 70 percent of all city purchases. The European Green Capital Award is an annual event that promotes and rewards the efforts of cities committed to improving the urban environment. Winning cities demonstrate a record of achieving high environmental standards and commit to ambitious goals for future progress in sustainable development.
For more information, click here. Listen into the recordings of the GPP webinars on market engagement, sounding and analysis featuring tips and tricks for effective and smart public procurement here. Generating 1, tons of CO 2 and tons of oil equivalent savings while meeting the real needs of public authorities in Catalonia: the tender for cars by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Catalan Government, including vehicles for renewal and replacement of the fleet of the Directorate General of Police, the Directorate General of Fire Prevention, Fire Fighting and Rescue Services, the Directorate General of Civil Protection and the General Secretary's Office of the Ministry.
To reduce the existing knowledge gap on public procurement of innovation PPI , the EU-funded Public Procurement of Innovation Platform project has launched a comprehensive guide. The guide, which is available online and in print, offers explanations of procedures, definitions and answers to common questions, a selection of case studies, and useful resources for further reading. Particular emphasis is placed on the latest EU procurement directives, as well as ways in which procurement procedures can facilitate greater innovation.
It is of the utmost importance, therefore, that public procurers can effectively engage in PPI.
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This guide will empower procurers to create a more efficient, sustainable and modern Europe. The document will be of interest to procurers, policy makers, consultants, private companies and others who have a stake in successful PPI. Moreover, public procurement of innovative products and services are vital for improving the quality and efficiency of public services at a time of budget constraints. Through this guide, public procurers will be equipped with the necessary knowledge to effectively engage in PPI. To view the guide, click here.
The first training course for public procurers organized by Ecosistemi in Italy was held in Genova between 21 and 22 March and was hosted by the Region of Liguria. The introductory session has been dedicated to deepening the strategic role of green public procurement in the European policies, highlighting the recent normative developments and the trends of the sector.
In addition, the GPP dissemination and promotion actions in Liguria and the GPP initiatives implemented by the regional administration through the Regional Procurement Agency in the sectors of paper, stationery and IT products have been presented, thanks to the interventions of the representatives of the Region of Liguria Gaetano Schena, Nadia Galluzzo and Enrico Clementi.
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The second morning session was dedicated to the planning strategies of low carbon acquisitions. An interactive simulation exercise has been proposed in order to enable the participants to focus the organization needs and priorities. The second part of the day was dedicated to the analysis of tenders with environmental criteria, the participants being divided in three working groups. The second day has been entirely dedicated to the theme of low carbon procurement in the construction sector. An update concerning the development of the minimum environmental criteria from the GPP National Action Plan has been presented to the participants and they shared experiences and comments.
Additionally, the participants have been informed on key technical references such as pricing, LCA software, examples of green tenders. Check the training page to find out more about upcoming GPP trainings in your region. GPP invites you to join our webinar on procurement of low-carbon information and communication technologies ICT.
Purchase of thin client computer systems, connected services and other IT equipment , Dr. Hosted by UNDP Croatia and delivered by ICLEI, the first train the trainer seminar took place on 3 June addressed at staff working for procurement departments, professional academies, public training institutions, universities and consultants specialised in the field of providing training on public procurement.
The event set common grounds for the GPP training series offering a rich space for discussion, exchange and testing of training methods related to low carbon procurement training seminars. Participants enjoyed the good learning atmosphere, saying that "it was excellent. I got useful tips how to improve training delivery efficiently. Further upcoming training events are posted here.
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On 20 May Umanotera organised a train the trainer seminar in Ljubljana that aimed to build up capacities in Slovenia in order to drive low-carbon and green public procurement. The morning session of the seminar focused on how to prepare a training seminar discussing and testing out important elements such as prior engagement with the attendees.
Furthermore, how to deliver the training was discussed in-depth and finally tips and tricks how to wrap up and evaluate the training were given.
The second part of the training was dedicated to practical work with the GPP training materials and the use of the real and fictive tender models in order to evaluate them and propose low-carbon solutions. The 16 participants of the seminar were existing and potential GPP trainers for Slovenia and mainly came from the governmental bodies. The GPP tender database is growing with recently added tender models from the Ministry of Finance, Slovenia on printers, multifunctional devices and notebooks. Read more about energy and CO2 savings as well as on the procurement process carried out here.
The roundtable was attended by representatives of ministries, public companies, organisations dealing with standards and verification in savings, as well as the agencies that are responsible for the distribution of funds in projects of energy efficiency and environmental protection. The conclusions adopted at the round table will serve as the basis for guideline programs and plans in the green public procurement to the Republic of Croatia which will bring Croatia closer to the countries with a high percentage of green public procurement, and thereby encourage the Croatian economy to increase competitiveness at the international market.
Panel members included Mrs. Ivan Markus Zagreb Holding ltd. Valentina Turkalj Central Procurement Office. GPP partner Rijkswaterstaat Netherlands tendered a low-carbon motorway exit.
The tendering method aimed at reducing CO2 emissions was successfully applied in a tender for an infrastructural work worth 5,, EUR. Bidders were encouraged to offer a lean design and to apply innovative materials and working methods. Tendering followed the open procedure in combination with the most economical advantageous tender MEAT approach. Each tender issued by one of the GPP partners is documented as a tender model using a case study format.
These tender models are easily accessible through our searchable tender database. The GPP consortium, under the lead of Ecoinstitut, has developed training materials for the implementation of low carbon procurement for public procurers and for trainers who wish to act as multipliers. These training packages are available in all eight project languages German, Dutch, Croatian, Slovenian, Spanish, Catalan and Italian and are tailor-made for each country.
This half day training session will include a presentation on the Legal framework of Pre-Commercial Procurement and will shed light on legal and IPR issues that may arise when running a pre-commercial procurement exercise. The session will give participants the opportunity to discuss how intellectual property rights are shared between the contracting authority and the businesses participating in a pre-commercial procurement, including where the legal responsibilities lie.
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A core goal within the GPP project is to tender and contract low carbon products, works and services. Through these tenders CO 2 eq emissions are reduced and a more energy efficient economy is encouraged. In order to achieve long term sustainability, the tenders need to be replicable for other local authorities interested in making their procurement greener.
Therefore each tender issued by one of the GPP partners is documented as a tender model using a case study format. Furthermore, these tender models are easily accessible through our searchable tender database. With a tag cloud and an overview of the saved emissions, the tender database gives users an insight into how to set up smart tenders for more than 20 products, services or works covered within the GPP project.
Two tender models have been published so far: the German Federal Procurement Agency has purchased thin clients and the Catalan Government a fleet of vehicles. These case studies are now available in the tender database. Over the course of the project this will grow to over cases. Keep your eyes open for more to come in the next weeks. As a GPP associate partner the region Liguria in Italy will explore the possibility of tendering energy-efficient lighting services, energy services and construction work as part of the regional Liguria GPPinfoNet.