EREK knowledge base of resource efficiency

Measures, Technologies and Good Practices

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Clean production for energy savings and reduced waste-management costs
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Manufacturing of machinery and equipment
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 1.4 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Cleaner production
  • Efficient lighting
  • Lighting
  • Energy audit
  • Energy efficiency
  • Environmental management
  • Material efficiency
  • ICT system
  • Process control
  • Refrigeration, freezing and cooling
  • Waste management
  • Waste reduction
Pioneering French company invests in new green energy
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 10 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Bioenergy
  • Biomass
  • Biofuel
  • Circular economy
  • Cleaner production
  • Combined heat and power
  • Environmental management
  • Energy efficiency
  • Energy savings
  • Food waste
  • Industrial symbiosis
  • Material audit
  • Material efficiency
  • New business model
  • Power generation
  • Recycling
  • Renewable energy
  • Waste management
  • Waste reduction
  • Zero waste
Energy and resource efficiency at Turnberry
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
  • 18-20%
  • 1 - 2 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Efficient lighting
  • Energy efficiency
  • Energy savings
  • Environmental management
  • LED lights
  • Lighting
  • Recycling
  • Reuse
  • Training
  • Waste management
  • Waste reduction
  • Water management
  • Sanitary installations
  • Sensors
Monitoring material streams in the office
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Office and administration
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
  • 5-30 %
Tags:
  • Monitoring
  • Waste management
  • Energy efficiency
  • Environmental management
  • Functional sales
  • Material audit
  • Material audit tool
  • Material efficiency
  • Plastic
  • Renting and leasing
  • Reuse
  • Stock control
  • Training
  • Waste reduction
  • Sanitary installations
Green labelling and certification for infrastructure, products, packaging
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Construction
  • Wholesale and retail
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
  • 0-30 %
  • 0.5 - 3 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Ecolabel
  • Packaging
  • Customer outreach
  • Certified product
  • Cleaner production
  • Energy efficiency
  • Environmental management
  • Footprint calculation
  • Information for guests
  • International forest certification
  • PEFC
  • Programme for the endorsement of forest certification
  • Material efficiency
  • Natural material
  • Nordic swan ecolabel
  • Organic chemicals
  • Organic food
  • Packaging materials / packaging design
  • Recycling
  • Standard
Consider the need for a sustainability officer
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 10-30 %
  • 2 - 3 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Environmental management
  • Training
  • Cleaner production
  • Customer outreach
  • Ecodesign
  • Extended producer responsibility
  • Monitoring
  • Product development
  • Regulations
  • Staff wellness
  • Standard
  • Waste legislation
Environmental management system at Spanish printer
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
Tags:
  • Environmental management
  • Energy efficiency
  • Waste reduction
  • Chemicals
  • Recycling
  • Training
Renting and leasing
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 5-20 %
  • 1 - 8 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Renting and leasing
  • Circular economy
  • Environmental management
  • Equipment operation time
  • ICT system
  • Material efficiency
  • Business model
  • Optimization
  • Retrofit
  • Standby reduction
  • Suppliers
  • Waste reduction
  • Sharing economy
Assessment and improvement of production line infrastructure to reduce material use
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • All manufacturing industries
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 5-50 %
  • 1 - 1.5 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Monitoring
  • Checking and maintenance
  • Ecodesign
  • Energy audit
  • Material efficiency
  • Recycling
  • Reuse
  • Cleaner production
  • Environmental management
  • Lean production
Implementing a waste-management system
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
  • 20-50 %
  • 0.5 - 3 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Waste management
  • By-products
  • Circular economy
  • Environmental management
  • Fabric cuttings
  • Food waste
  • Industrial symbiosis
  • Finnish industrial symbiosis system
  • Lean production
  • Material audit
  • Material audit tool
  • Material efficiency
  • Material Separation
  • Monitoring
  • Packaging
  • Recycling
  • Reuse
  • Sidestream utilization
  • Training
  • Waste reduction
  • Zero waste
Introducing an environmental management system
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 3 - 10 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Environmental management
  • Material efficiency
  • Energy savings
  • Waste legislation
  • Waste management
  • Waste reduction
  • Procurement costs
Estonian water utility's eco-management efforts
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Waste management and recycling
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 15-20%
Tags:
  • Regulations
  • Environmental management
  • Recycling
  • Renewable energy
  • Biomass
  • Power generation
  • Waste water treatment
  • Water management
  • Water treatment