PUBLISHEDOctober 31 2011
Good Practices in City Energy Efficiency: Vienna, Austria - Municipal Eco-Purchasing

Now in its 13th year, the City of Vienna’s ÖkoKauf Wien (EcoBuy Vienna) Program has developed an internationally recognized model for sustainable municipal procurement. The Program has established a comprehensive list of more than 100 ecological criteria, including energy efficiency (EE), recycled content, organic production, reduced toxic chemicals, low carbon production, etc., for purchasing goods and services in 23 categories, including paper, vehicles, lighting, building services, office supplies, cleaning agents, textiles, and many others. Vienna has achieved impressive results, with annual cost savings of about €17 million (US$23.8 million) and 30,000 tons of CO2 emissions reductions. By the end of 2010, this translated into total cost savings of €204 million (US$285.6 million) and emissions reductions of 360,000 tons of CO2.


ESMAP. 2011. Good Practices in City Energy Efficiency: Vienna, Austria - Municipal Eco-Purchasing. Energy Sector Management Assistance Program. Washington, DC: World Bank.

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