By nickihodgson - posted on October 22, 2013

Sustainable Planning and Purchasing Centre

The Sustainable Planning and Purchasing Centre was a one-stop-shop for the sustainable construction industry. The SISCo project was run by a partnership of organisations from the UK, Belgium and the Netherlands and promoted a holisitc approach to construction by bringing together those involved in design, planning and building to share knowledge, expertise and experience. 

To increase knowledge sharing and availability of information within the sector, project partners ran a series of training sessions focusing on sustainable design, planning and construction. These training sessions also formed the basis for online training modules, webstreams and two webinars. The majority of this training will took place in late 2010, through to 2011.


Regional Project Partners

  • The Environment Centre (tEC), UK (lead partner)
  • Brabant Environmental Federation (BMF), The Netherlands
  • DCMR Environmental Protection Agency, The Netherlands
  • Municipality of Schiedam, The Netherlands
  • KampC (part of the Province of Antwerp), Belgium Flanders
  • SPK, Belgium Flanders

UK Partners

  • Environment Agency
  • Hampshire and Isle of Wight Sustainable Business Partnership (SBP)
  • Hampshire and Isle of Wight Planning Officers Group (HIPOG)
  • Hampshire Economic Partnership (HEP)
  • Partnership for Urban South Hampshire (PUSH)
  • The 23 Local Authorities of Hampshire, West Sussex and the Isle of Wight


The SISCo project was part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund’s INTERREG IVA 2 Mers Seas Zeeen programme, “Investing in your future”.