Topten Pro
Purchasing guidance for professionals

  • For buying the most efficient products on the market in Europe
  • Range of compliant products can be checked on
  • Criteria can be inserted directly into tender documents
  • Simple to follow quidance based on public procurement rules

Topten Pro has been created to help public procurers and other professional buyers to make use of the Topten approach.

This means providing clear guidance on what criteria you should include in tendering in order to buy the most efficient products on the market.

All the products you see on comply with these criteria. Procurement guides for additional product groups shown above, such as LED lamps, are also being developed.

LCC calculation tool

The SMART SPP LCC-CO2 calculator is an online tool that helps procurers calculate the
life cycle costs (LCC) and emissions of different products, works and services: Online tool / user guides

Download procurement guidelines for

  • Computer monitors: pdf or word
  • Laser printers: pdf or word
  • Laser multifunctionals: pdf or word
  • Inkjet printers and multifunctionals: pdf or word
  • LED classic lamps: pdf or word
  • LED reflector lamps: pdf or word
  • Cars and vans: pdf or word
  • Office Luminaires: pdf or word
  • Dishwashers: pdf or word
  • Professional refrigerators and freezers: pdf
  • Minibars and wine coolers: pdf

Sample tender documents for download (MS Word):

Case Studies: Implementing Topten criteria

Procurers can reduce energy use and spend significantly by using ambitious energy efficiency requirements in tenders such as Topten criteria:

  • Exemplary green power supply for the Consumer Assistance Centre of NWR: pdf or word
  • Finnish Foreign Service includes Topten criteria in Environmental Programme: pdf or word
  • The district of Göttingen goes for EcoTopTen green power: pdf or word
  • The GREEN IT programme to improve IT procurement in the Brussels capital region: pdf or word
  • In Germany, Topten criteria are applied in procurement by many different organisations: pdf
  • Procurement of energy efficient office equipment by SMEs in Portugal: pdf or word

Further information

Further guidance on implementing sustainable procurement can be downloaded here (from the Procura+ Manual)


Sustainable procurement

What is Procura+?

Procura+ is an initiative designed to

support public authorities in implementing Sustainable Procurement.
The campaign is run by ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability - and is the Topten partner for public authorities. For more information visit



EU GPP Toolkit

The European Commission's Green Public Procurement (GPP) Toolkit provides a further useful source of information.

EU GPP criteria have been developed for a wide range of products and service categories. An EU GPP Helpdesk is also available for ans queries on how to implement green criteria into public tenders; write to gpp-helpdesk[at]


December 2014