The Contribution of Green Public Procurement to Energy Efficiency Governance in Buildings

  • Eleonora Annunziata
  • Francesco Testa
  • Marco Frey
  • Fabio Iraldo
Part of the Central Issues in Contemporary Economic Theory and Policy book series (CICETP)


Public authorities will play a crucial role fostering demand for energy efficient buildings through Green Public Procurement (GPP) and contributing to energy efficiency governance at local level. Using an econometric analysis, this study investigates which factors influence the development of GPP practices in the building and construction sector as supporting instrument for energy efficiency governance by the municipalities in Tuscany (Italy). The results highlight that GPP practices in the building and construction sector can contribute to the energy efficiency governance at local level if municipality undertakes a path which integrates increasing energy and environmental awareness and technical know-how and expertise.


green public procurement local authorities governance energy efficiency building and construction sector 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eleonora Annunziata
    • 1
  • Francesco Testa
    • 1
  • Marco Frey
    • 2
  • Fabio Iraldo
    • 2
  1. 1.Sant’Anna School of Advanced StudiesPisaItaly
  2. 2.Sant’Anna School of Advanced StudiesPisa and Bocconi UniversityMilanItaly

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