02 March 2015
On 27 February 2015, the European Concrete Platform (ECP) provided its contribution to the questionnaire on the green public procurement (GPP) criteria for office buildings currently developing by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre. ECP welcomes initiatives aiming at promoting environmentally friendly buildings but it insists on the consistency between approaches proposed by different units of the European Commission. In its comments, ECP suggests that criteria on life-cycle assessment should take into account all life-cycle stages of a building, not just embodied impact. In addition, it highlights the need for a criterion on the responsible sourcing of all materials and calls for a criterion for fire safety in buildings.
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