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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Early engagement at design stage generates material savings
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Construction
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
  • 0 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Ecodesign
  • Waste reduction
  • Optimization
Sharing farm machinery
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
  • 0-40 %
Tags:
  • ICT system
  • Suppliers
  • Business model
  • Sharing economy
  • Logistic pooling
  • Machining
  • Optimization
  • Procurement costs
  • Renting and leasing
Food-processing company achieves dramatic energy savings
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 1.3 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Checking and maintenance
  • Renewable energy
  • Cleaner production
  • Cooling
  • Dry processes
  • Energy audit
  • Energy savings
  • Heat recovery
  • Material audit
  • Material efficiency
  • Optimization
  • Product development
  • Recycling
  • Steam boiler
  • Waste management
  • 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
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
Optimisation of cleaning-in-place systems
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • Chemical and process engineering
  • Food processing
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 1-5 %
  • 1 - 3 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Cleaning-in-Place
  • Checking and maintenance
  • Cleaner production
  • Chemical free cleaning
  • Chemicals
  • Cleaning
  • Organic chemicals
  • Material efficiency
  • Optimization
  • Process water
  • Sterilisation
  • Temperature optimisation
  • Temperature control
  • Water management
Asset sharing between businesses
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 50-75 %
  • 1 - 10 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Renting and leasing
  • Logistic pooling
  • Business model
  • Equipment operation time
  • ICT system
  • Material efficiency
  • Optimization
  • Standby reduction
  • Sharing economy
Making a waste prevention plan
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
  • 1-10 %
  • 0.25 - 5 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Waste management
  • Food waste
  • Ecodesign
  • Design for recycling
  • Lean production
  • Material efficiency
  • Material Separation
  • Monitoring
  • Optimization
  • Process control
  • Product design
  • Product development
  • Waste reduction
Improving accounting of materials and energy using TOP 20 method
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
  • 7-25 %
  • 0.5 - 6 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Material audit tool
  • Energy audit
  • Optimization
  • Cleaner production
  • Energy efficiency
  • Energy management tool
  • Footprint calculation
  • Material efficiency
  • Monitoring
  • Packaging
  • Waste management
  • Water management