On September 25, 2015, EPA published Recommendations for Specifications, Environmental Performance Standards, and Ecolabels for Federal Procurement. The notice describes EPA's recommendations for federal agencies that are purchasing environmentally-friendly products. Section 3(i) of Executive Order 13693, Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade, directs federal agencies to adhere to certain environmental performance and sustainability standards when practicable. The new EPA recommendations list acceptable environmentally sustainable product brands and service providers that require a procurement preference, including EPA's voluntary program Energy Star®, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Certified Biobased label BioPreferred®, and EPA designated recycled content products, among others.
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Time to de-risk your flexible energy procurement strategy
Ten-year high power prices last week (12-16 September) caused by tight supply margins illustrate the imperative of de-risking your flexible energy procurement strategy. Towards the end of a turbulent week, prices on the day-ahead over-the-counter market increased to £135 per MWh. This is the highest level in ten years. The price spike was largely attributed to reduced generation following unplanned outages at key coal and nuclear plants, together with low wind generation and increased air conditioning...
Energy procurement case study
Resource Energy was engaged by a major property owner to design an energy supply product that met the unique energy profile of a group of more than a dozen large enclosed regional malls. The customer was seeking to implement a strategy to minimize and control the risk of rising energy prices, while at the same time providing a high degree of budget certainty for itself and its several hundred tenants.Resource Energy, in conjunction with one of the largest electricity supply companies in the world, developed a...
Improved IT infrastructure helps Tata’s procurement in the UK case study
When Tata Limited discovered that certain aspects of its IT infrastructure upgrade had not been allowed for in the refurbishment project planned for its London offices, it knew that it didn’t have the in-house skills needed to handle a project of this scope and complexity.As the company’s Facilities Manager had previously worked with Mark Dansie, Inflectiontech was appointed initially to project manage the BT OpenReach audit and shift of copper and fibre circuits, which allowed the new lift construction...
ENER-G Procurement Ltd select eSight for their online energy management service
ENER-G Procurement Limited is a leading energy broker providing a comprehensive range of solutions to cost-effectively buy and manage energy, including independent energy and water consultancy, metering and data management, bureau services and energy efficient technologies. They have a broad client base & work with an impressive array of high street & blue chip organisations across the UK. The Requirement ENER-G Procurement required a solution to handle substantial amounts of energy data across a wide...
Energy procurement brings smiles to dental college
The Situation University that had previously been part of a State procurement chose to venture out alone and needed to procure quickly World Energy Action World Energy’s unique understanding of state procurement regulations combined with our market expertise allowed us to move quickly and competently Result The customer locked in a four year basis contract which generated over $3M in savings against its previous basis price alone