ITACA Protocol

Project information

Index: 1087R4
Priority:1: Innovation and the knowledge economy
Sub Theme:Entrepreneurship and SMEs
Location ITALY CENTRO (IT) Rome Lazio Start/End date of the practice
Start: 2004
End: ongoing

Topic of the practice

Promoting sustainability criteria in construction via regulation

Good Practice Information

The ITACA protocol is a demand side eco-management tool. ITACA (Institute for Innovation and Transparency in Procurement and for Environmental Compatibility) is a central government body that co-ordinates regional activity in public procurement. ITACA have drawn up a protocol for the evaluation of environmental sustainability to be adopted by the Regions in their building regulations.
The protocol is made up of 70 criteria, thoughsimplifications are available. It aims to achieve sustainable land use, contribute to energy savings, encourage research and application of sustainable building technologies and develop design solutions to meet different demands for quality of living

Evidence of success

ITACA protocol has been contextualized at local level by several regions: Piemonte, Liguria, Valle d’Aosta, Veneto, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lazio, Marche, Toscana, Umbria, Puglia and Basilicata. At regional level the Protocollo ITACA has been mostly used to support specific policies to promote sustainable building. In particular in the framework of the social housing programs, where economic incentives have been given on the base of the environmental performance achieved.

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice


Instituto per Línnovazione e trasparenza degli appalti e la Compatibilita´ambientale-ITACA

Annex completed on: 09-24-2012

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