Welcome to the 'Data Centres' website
This is the project website designed for a study which prepares the ground for the development of EU Green Public Procurement (GPP) criteria for "Data Centres". The study is carried out by the Joint Research Centre's Directorate B - Growth and Innovation (JRC). The work is being developed for the European Commission's Directorate General for the Environment.
The GPP criteria will be based on the requirements addressed in EU Communication COM(2008) 400 "Public Procurement for a better Environment". The purpose of this project is to develop the EU GPP criteria to have updated, clear and ambitious environmental criteria, based on a life-cycle approach and a scientific evidence base. Several environmental, safety, technical and functional aspects will be considered.
Continuous wide consultation is foreseen with stakeholders such as manufacturers, supply chain industry, consumer organizations, NGOs, procurers, amongst others. The idea is to engage these stakeholders to discuss the topic and develop a consensus. Two types of criteria will be proposed: core criteria and comprehensive criteria. Core criteria are those suitable for any contracting authority across the Member States and address the key environmental impacts. Comprehensive criteria are developed for those who wish to purchase the best environmental products available on the market.
Stakeholder involvement is a crucial part of the study. If you would like to be involved in the consultation process, you can do so through the website, by registering as a stakeholder. The registered stakeholders will be regularly informed about the progress of the study, have access to preliminary results and draft documents and can respond to questionnaires and/or participate in stakeholder meetings.
If you would like to contact us directly, we refer to the contact details of the project team.