RPN Webinar: Public Procurement of Energy-Efficient Products:
Lessons from Around the World
Wednesday, Feb 20, 2013
11:00 AM-12:30 PM PST (2:00 PM-3:30 PM EST)
Energy efficiency is arguably the most popular attribute public agencies seek when purchasing environmentally responsible products. This is largely because energy-efficient products often yield measurable environmental benefits and cost savings. In the U.S., ENERGY STAR is the most widely recognized eco-label, making the process of procuring energy-efficient products relatively easy.
Representatives of the World Bank, U.S. EPA’s ENERGY STAR Program and the District of Columbia’s procurement office discussed key elements of a successful program for procuring energy-efficient products, including product testing and labeling systems, policy drivers, educational strategies, and incentives to bring about behavior change, tracking and reporting systems, and more.
This webinar covered:
- Jas Singh, Senior Energy Efficiency Specialist, World Bank (lead author of the report)
- Una Song, ENERGY STAR Program Manager, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- Jonathan Rifkin, Green Purchasing Coordinator, District of Columbia Office of Contracting & Procurement
- Alicia Culver, Executive Director, RPN (moderator and co-author of the World Bank report)