EREK knowledge base of resource efficiency

Measures, Technologies and Good Practices

Do you want to know how much different measures and technological solutions would cost and how much money and resources they can save for your business? This database offers such data in a concise and comprehensive format.

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Engaging shopping mall staff about the environment
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
  • Office and administration
  • Service sector
  • Waste management and recycling
  • Wholesale and retail
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 5 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Circular economy
  • Shopping mall
  • Energy consumption
  • Energy management
  • Grocery store retail
Leading on resource efficiency, Welsh government
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
  • Office and administration
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
Tags:
  • Food waste
  • Food waste management
  • Packaging
  • Packaging materials / packaging design
Innovative procurement strategy to embed circularity in office refurbishment
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Office and administration
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Tags:
  • Procurement costs
  • Sustainable procurement
  • Waste reduction
Collaborative workplace is inspirational and sustainable
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Office and administration
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Tags:
  • Procurement costs
  • Sustainable procurement
  • Reuse
  • Remanufacturing
Embedding sustainability in procurement practices: a UK museum’s perspective
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Office and administration
  • Other
  • Service sector
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Tags:
  • Procurement costs
  • Sustainable procurement
  • Energy performance of buildings
  • Waste reduction
  • Zero waste
Re-used and re-manufactured office furniture
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Office and administration
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
Tags:
  • Furniture industry
  • Reuse
  • Remanufacturing
  • Material efficiency
Electrical reuse service
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Office and administration
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
Tags:
  • Recycling
  • Reuse
  • Waste management
Smart hand dryers
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Hotel and restaurant
  • Office and administration
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
  • 0.5 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Energy savings
  • ICT system
  • Customer outreach
  • Training
  • Waste reduction
  • Sanitary installations
Polish research institute sets up central printing system
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Office and administration
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 2 - 3 Year(s)
Tags:
  • ICT system
  • Training
  • Energy efficiency
  • Waste management
Managed print services helped to reduce paper consumption at design agency
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Office and administration
  • Service sector
Resource category:
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
  • 30-60%
Tags:
  • ICT system
  • Waste management
  • Checking and maintenance
Using recycled paper to cut waste at printing company
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Office and administration
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
Tags:
  • Circular economy
  • Recycling
  • Suppliers
  • Certified product
  • International forest certification
  • Waste reduction
Improving office paper consumption in Swedish bank
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Office and administration
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
Tags:
  • ICT system
  • Material efficiency