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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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
Reduce office waste and gain a competitive advantage
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Office and administration
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
  • 10-70 %
  • 0.25 - 1 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Recycling
  • Waste management
  • Training
  • Reuse
  • Waste reduction
  • Monitoring
What to know before investing in a new printer
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • Office and administration
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
  • 20-50 %
Tags:
  • Monitoring
  • Training
  • Waste management
  • Reuse
  • Recycling
  • ICT system
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
Applying sustainability requirements to packaging suppliers
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • All manufacturing industries
  • Wholesale and retail
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
  • 15-30 %
  • 1.2 - 1.5 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Packaging
  • Suppliers
  • Waste management
  • Circular economy
  • Customer outreach
  • Design for recycling
  • Ecodesign
  • Material Separation
  • Natural material
  • Packaging materials / packaging design
  • Plastic
  • Regulations
  • Reuse
  • Waste reduction
  • Zero waste
Using secondary materials in your business
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • All manufacturing industries
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
  • 25-50 %
  • 1 - 5 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Reuse
  • Recycling
  • Industrial symbiosis
  • Circular economy
  • Waste management
  • By-products
  • Heat recovery
  • Material efficiency
  • Business model
  • Sidestream utilization
  • Suppliers
  • Waste reduction
  • Zero waste
Industrial symbiosis ecosystem in Denmark
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • All manufacturing industries
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Tags:
  • Circular economy
  • Industrial symbiosis
  • Suppliers
  • Waste management
  • Recycling
  • Reuse
  • By-products
Focus on durability in new asset building
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Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 5-10 %
  • 1 - 10 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Ecodesign
  • Design for recycling
  • Energy savings
  • Equipment operation time
  • Maintenance and repair
  • Remanufacturing
  • Reprocessing
  • Retrofit
  • Reuse
  • Standard
  • Sustainable textile
  • Waste reduction
Customer outreach: how to extend product lifetimes
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • All manufacturing industries
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
Tags:
  • Customer outreach
  • Cleaning
  • Ecolabel
  • Information for guests
  • Maintenance
  • Maintenance and repair
  • Optimization
  • Retrofit
  • Reuse
  • Recycling
  • Sustainable textile
  • Waste reduction
Baby clothes subscription model in Denmark
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Textile and clothing
  • Wholesale and retail
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
  • 10-80%
  • 1 - 2 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Circular economy
  • Functional sales
  • Reuse
  • Business model
  • Recycling
  • Design for recycling
  • Ecodesign
  • Sustainable textile
Procuring sustainable products and equipment for offices
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Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Office and administration
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
  • 10-40 %
  • 3 - 4 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Suppliers
  • Ecolabel
  • Energy efficiency
  • Material efficiency
  • Procurement costs
  • Recycling
  • Reuse
  • Waste management
Waste recycling at Scottish golf course saves money
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resource category:
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 30-40%
  • 1 - 1.2 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Waste management
  • Recycling
  • Reuse
  • Training
  • Waste reduction
  • Food waste