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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EcoEffect driver training programme
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Service sector
  • Wholesale and retail
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • 15%
  • 0.16 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Driving
  • Training
  • Ecodriving
Professional training promotes safer, more efficient driving
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Service sector
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
  • 5-15%
  • 0.5 - 1 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Driving
  • Training
  • Ecodriving
Energy efficiency of compressed-air equipment
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • All manufacturing industries
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
  • 30-50 %
  • 0 - 0.5 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Checking and maintenance
  • Compressed air
  • Cleaner production
  • Energy efficiency
  • Equipment operation time
  • Maintenance and repair
  • Monitoring
  • Motor and drive
  • Training
Training staff in energy efficient driving
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 10-15 %
  • 1 - 1.5 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Driving
  • Training
  • Ecodriving
  • Energy efficiency
  • Sustainable mobility
Making a waste prevention plan
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resources:
  • 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
UK meat producer's waste-prevention campaign
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resources:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
Tags:
  • Food waste
  • Cooking
  • Monitoring
  • Optimisation of process control
  • Packaging
  • Process control
  • Energy savings
  • Waste reduction
  • Stock control
Waste has a value through industrial symbiosis
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resources:
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 10-40 %
  • 0.25 - 3 Year(s)
Tags:
  • By-products
  • Circular economy
  • Industrial symbiosis
  • New business model
  • Finnish industrial symbiosis system
  • Recycling
  • Reprocessing
  • Steam
  • Heat recovery
  • Suppliers
  • Waste management
  • Zero waste
Smart energy management system identifies big savings in Irish four-star hotel
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
  • 5-10%
  • 0.3 - 0.4 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Checking and maintenance
  • Condensate
  • Efficient lighting
  • Energy audit
  • Energy management tool
  • Energy savings
  • Heating, ventilating, and air conditioning
  • LED lights
  • Lighting
  • Smart meter
  • Training
Smart meters at Peacock Group stores in the UK
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
  • 8%
  • 1 - 1.5 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Smart meter
  • Equipment operation time
  • Energy management tool
  • Energy savings
  • Monitoring
Partnership among logistics providers in Scotland
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Service sector
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 10-15%
  • 2 - 3 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Driving
  • Equipment operation time
  • ICT system
  • Logistic pooling
  • Monitoring
  • Route optimization
  • Standby reduction
Sustainable packaging at Swiss mega-retailer
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Wholesale and retail
Resources:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 10-25%
  • 1 - 2 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Cradle-to-cradle
  • Packaging
  • Packaging materials / packaging design
  • Recycling
  • Plastic
  • Waste reduction
Sustainable packaging of Auchan products
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Wholesale and retail
Resources:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 10-30%
  • 1 - 3 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Customer outreach
  • Design for recycling
  • Ecodesign
  • Organic food
  • International forest certification
  • Packaging
  • Packaging materials / packaging design
  • Plastic
  • Waste reduction
  • Zero waste