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From EPSA - European Public Sector Award

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The ‘Green Customs project’ consists of four main objectives:

  1. Feasibility study for a photovoltaic plant of approximately 600,000 kwh.
  2. Issuance of an Operational Guide on energy saving sent to all Customs Agency employees.
  3. Adaptation to green criteria in tendering and purchasing procedures within public administrations.
  4. Increase of separate collection of cellulosic waste and of multimaterial fractions (plastics, glass, and aluminium).

The initiative concerning the photovoltaic plant stems from the strong willingness to implement specific activities aimed at rationalising energy consumption, reducing environmental impact (less CO2 emissions), meeting the whole energy needs of the Agency Head Offices and selling any surplus of energy production. The initiatives concerning green purchases and the increase of separate collections of waste materials are aimed at increasing the Agency employees’ awareness about implementing those actions that have a lower environmental impact, both at the workplace and at home.

As for green purchases and the photovoltaic project, the Customs Agency’s economic and human resources will be used. In particular, for the implementation of the photovoltaic project, a specific Work Group was created from internal staff of the Agency; the staff belong, for their own sectors of competence, to different central structures. The photovoltaic project will be implemented over the course of several years with ‘zero impact’ on the environment. The plant will result in substantial advantages for the Agency’s employees that will use covered parking places, where the photovoltaic panels will be installed on platform roofs.

Award info
Award category: going green
Award type: submission
Award year: 2011
Project type
Sector: Public administration, modernisation, institutional affairs, reform
Type of activity:
Keywords: Environment
Short English description: The initiatives concerning green purchases and the increase of separate collections of waste materials are aimed at increasing the Agency employees’ awareness about implementing those actions that have a lower environmental impact, both at the workplace and at home.
Further information
Organisation: Agenzia Delle Dogane
Other applicants:
Homepage:
Level of government: national level
Size of organisation: >100
Number of people involved: >15
Country: Italy
EU membership: EU member
Language code: en
Start date:
End date:


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