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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Resource efficiency ambitions translate into savings in garden centre
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
  • Other
  • Service sector
  • Waste management and recycling
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 3 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Circular economy
  • Resource efficiency
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
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
Waste-compacting is 10 times more effective
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Service sector
  • Waste management and recycling
Resource category:
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 20-30%
  • 1.4 - 1.6 Year(s)
Tags:
  • 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
Smart marketing for sustainable products and services
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Service sector
  • Wholesale and retail
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 0.5 - 2 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Customer outreach
  • Packaging
  • Ecolabel
  • Certified product
  • Nordic swan ecolabel
Functional sales business model
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • All manufacturing industries
  • Service sector
  • Wholesale and retail
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 20-40 %
  • 1 - 2 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Circular economy
  • Functional sales
  • Business model