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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Refrigerated transport partnership
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Wholesale and retail
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
  • 46-53%
  • 0 - 0.08 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Logistic pooling
Technology and product development for plastic exterior body parts
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Metal and plastic processing
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • 25-30%
Tags:
  • Cleaner production
  • Plastic
Pest control in agriculture as a service
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
  • Other
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • 0-3%
Tags:
  • Suppliers
  • Procurement costs
  • Functional sales
Online asset-sharing platforms
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
  • 0-90%
  • 3 - 10 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Renting and leasing
  • ICT system
  • Sharing economy
Caterpillar paves the way in heavy machinery remanufacturing
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Manufacturing of machinery and equipment
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 10-30%
  • 4 - 6 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Circular economy
  • Customer outreach
  • Waste management
  • Recycling
  • Waste reduction
  • Maintenance and repair
  • Material efficiency
  • Remanufacturing
  • Retrofit
  • Reuse
Fleet management optimisation
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 7-15 %
  • 0.5 - 1.5 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Driving
  • Training
  • ICT system
  • Equipment operation time
  • Fuel procurement
  • Logistic pooling
  • Optimization
  • Route optimization
  • Standby reduction
Leasing extends end-of-life product cycles at Xerox
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Manufacturing of machinery and equipment
  • Office and administration
Resources:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 20-35%
  • 1 - 3 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Renting and leasing
  • Circular economy
  • Customer outreach
  • ICT system
  • Maintenance and repair
  • Business model
  • Remanufacturing
  • Recycling
  • Printing
  • Waste reduction
Leasing opportunities for seldom-used vehicles in Germany
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 18-20%
  • 2 - 3 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Renting and leasing
  • Driving
  • Standby reduction
  • Logistic pooling
Renting and leasing
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resources:
  • 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
Resources:
  • 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
Resources:
  • 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
FuelGood driver training
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Service sector
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
  • 1-15%
  • 0 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Driving
  • Training
  • Ecodriving