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Italian Green Public Procurement of construction works

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Italy issued a decree on Green Public Procurement of construction works on 21 January 2016.

It defines minimum criteria for the case that Italian public authorities invite tenders for construction works, with focus on energy consumption and other sustainability issues.

Chapter contains minimum requirements on VOC emissions that correspond to the French VOC class A.

  • In contrast to VOC regulations in other countries, this regulation is NOT binding for all construction works and construction products. It is relevant only for public sustainable building projects.
  • Testing shall follow CEN/TS 16516 or ISO 16000-9 or equivalent standards.
  • The Eurofins operated labels Indoor Air Comfort and Indoor Air Comfort GOLD include this requirement and may therefore serve as proof of compliance.

The decree was issued by the Italian Ministry for the environment ("Il ministro dell'ambiente e della tutela del territorio e del mare") with the name "Adozione dei criteri ambientali minimi per l'affidamento di servizidi progettazione e lavori per la nuova costruzione, ristrutturazione e manutenzione di edifici per la gestione dei cantieri della pubblica amministrazione e criteri ambientali minimi per le forniture di ausili per l'incontinenza".

The document is available here for download (6.2 MB).

Eurofins VOC related services

Eurofins offers documentation of compliance with the specifications on emissions of VOC and aldehydes by independent and ISO 17025 accredited testing, and if relevant also with external surveillance (inspections, re-testing), and certification, e.g. in combination with the Eurofins operated certification programme Indoor Air Comfort - certified products.

Eurofins operates both an accredited and notified test house and an approved ÜZ certification body. VOC emissions testing for any program or regulation can be easily combined with tests for other regulations or labels such as Belgian VOC regulationFrench VOC regulationsGerman VOC regulationsEMICODE, German Blue Angel, Finnish M1 and US tests. Such combinations allow to save money compared with separate testing for each of these purposes. One example is the Eurofins Pan-European test package.

Certification and testing services for Ü markCE mark and the Eurofins certification program Indoor Air Comfort - certified products can be ordered in parallel for use on different market segments - there will be significant costs saving when compared to ordering these services separately.

Contact to surveillance and testing services

  • Surveillance and Certification body:
    (also DIBt approved surveillance and certification body)

Eurofins Consumer Product Testing GmbH
Am Neuländer Gewerbepark 4
21079 Hamburg, Germany
Phone: +49 40 492 94 6815

  • Testing lab:
    (also DIBt approved testing body, and accredited as well as notified testing lab)
Eurofins Product Testing A/S
Smedeskovvej 38, 8464 Galten, Denmark
Phone: +45 7022 4276

Contact to VOC Testing Laboratories

Please see here contact information of Eurofins VOC testing laboratories in Europe, China and Japan: