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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Estonian water utility's eco-management efforts
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Waste management and recycling
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 15-20%
Tags:
  • Regulations
  • Environmental management
  • Recycling
  • Renewable energy
  • Biomass
  • Power generation
  • Waste water treatment
  • Water management
  • Water treatment
Positive incentives for employees to reduce resource use
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
  • 5-10 %
  • 0.5 - 1 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Training
  • Energy efficiency
  • Energy savings
  • Environmental management
  • Lean production
  • Material efficiency
  • Staff wellness
  • Sustainable mobility
  • Waste reduction
Employees engage in a German SME's environmental policy
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
Tags:
  • Training
  • Staff wellness
  • Energy savings
  • Water management
  • Waste management
  • Recycling
Competitions and games motivate staff to be energy and resource efficient
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
  • 5-25%
  • 0.5 - 3 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Training
  • Waste reduction
  • Energy savings
German firm's 'NoWaste' strategy
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Metal and plastic processing
Resources:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Tags:
  • Training
  • Metal
  • Process control
  • Dust control
  • Reuse
  • Recycling
  • Material audit
  • Material efficiency
  • Material Separation
  • Waste reduction
  • Zero waste
  • Waste management
Collaborative and circular business model
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 10-50 %
  • 1 - 5 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Circular economy
  • Renting and leasing
  • Functional sales
  • Business model
  • Sharing economy
  • Cradle-to-cradle
  • Industrial symbiosis
  • Ecodesign
  • Energy efficiency
  • Material efficiency
Implementing smart meters at SMEs
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • 3-15 %
  • 0.6 - 1 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Smart meter
  • Energy savings
  • Water management