Topten Pro
Purchasing guidance for professional buyers

  • 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
  • Regularly updated
  • 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.


ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability - is offering direct assistance to public authorities in Europe who wish to develop tender documents incorporating these criteria for the purchase of highly efficient products.

For further information and to use this service please download the Expression of interest for applying Topten Pro criteria.

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Sample tender documents for download (MS Word):

Professional Procurement: Refrigeration Equipment

Recommendations for procurement of efficient refrigeration products, for restaurants, take-aways, retail stores and hotels

Download pdf

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

Further information

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

Advice and Support
If you would like further information on Topten Pro please contact the Procura+ team at: Procurement(at) or call +49 761 368 9244

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 for environmental purchasing criteria for many product groups. Click here to visit.

ICLEI, Local governments for sustainability

April 2014