A project group comprised of representatives from UCPH, the procurement section, Green Campus, and users worked on the initial tender in order to ensure that the products and services in the final agreement would reflect the requirements. Combining usersâ€™ requests with environmental considerations proved a challenge in the bidding process, as it also had to respect the principles of transparency in order to secure a competitive price. As there was no standard for monitoring -80 C freezers, UCPH carried out a range of energy-consumption tests under similar conditions, and the results were used for evaluation. Hopefully, UCPH can put pressure on the industry to set its own standards for measuring energy consumption, which can then become a competitive parameter. Test procedures and further information are available from UCPH.