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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Environmental management system at Spanish printer
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resources:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
Tags:
  • Environmental management
  • Energy efficiency
  • Waste reduction
  • Chemicals
  • Recycling
  • Training
Environmental management system at Portuguese glass-maker
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Water
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 17-48%
Tags:
  • Environmental management
  • Regulations
  • Process water
  • Water management
  • Reuse
  • Energy efficiency
  • Energy savings
  • Monitoring
Procuring energy efficient computers
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Office and administration
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
  • 5-10%
  • 1 - 1.5 Year(s)
Tags:
  • ICT system
  • Energy efficiency
  • Ecolabel
Soybean oil lubricant substitute
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Chemical and process engineering
  • Manufacturing of machinery and equipment
Resources:
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • 0 - 5 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Cleaner production
  • Ecodesign
  • Lubricants
  • Natural material
  • Driving
  • Procurement costs
Procuring sustainable products and equipment for offices
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Office and administration
Resources:
  • 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
Auto-baling saves time on packing and logistics
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Waste management and recycling
Resources:
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
  • 2 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Waste management
  • Training
  • Waste reduction
  • Material audit
  • Optimisation of process control
Compacting waste in Californian restaurant
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resources:
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 0.8 - 1 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Waste management
  • Food waste
  • Waste reduction
Introducing energy efficient compacting and baling equipment
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • All manufacturing industries
  • Waste management and recycling
Resources:
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 30-50 %
  • 1.5 - 2 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Waste management
  • Energy efficiency
Using environmentally friendly cleaning supplies
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Office and administration
Resources:
  • Materials
  • Water
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
  • 0-8%
  • 0 - 0.5 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Ecolabel
  • Cleaning
  • Organic chemicals
  • Water management
Using green labelled recycled paper in offices
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Office and administration
Resources:
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
  • 10-15%
  • 0 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Ecolabel
  • Recycling
  • Suppliers
University of British Columbia: sustainable procurement for offices
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Office and administration
Resources:
  • Materials
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
  • 20-30%
  • 0.5 - 1 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Procurement costs
  • Suppliers
  • Ecolabel
  • Recycling
  • Training
  • Waste reduction
Procuring sustainable office supplies and consumables
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Office and administration
Resources:
  • Materials
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
  • 5-15 %
  • 0 - 1 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Suppliers
  • Ecolabel
  • Certified product
  • International forest certification
  • Programme for the endorsement of forest certification
  • PEFC
  • Standard