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Impact Assessment for Revised Government Buying Standards Specifications for Water-Using Products

Objectives of the consultation

This consultation was produced for the purpose of enabling DEFRA to make an informed decision as to whether to implement a procurement policy demanding the purchase of water efficient fixtures and fittings, as required across government. WRAP drafted a guide and model clauses to help clients and developers ask for good practise in their procurement of design, construction and facilities management services e.g. for private and social housing, schools and hospitals, offices and retail etc.

Supporting papers

To download papers that supported this consultation, please follow the links below.

CIBSE response

After consulting with the membership, CIBSE concluded that the government guidelines on water efficiency were comprehensive and that the WRAP water efficiency tool should be published. The guidelines from the government do go a lot further than any previous guidelines.