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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Ecodesign to extend the useful life of products
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • All manufacturing industries
  • Manufacturing of machinery and equipment
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
Tags:
  • Ecodesign
  • Circular economy
  • Ecodesign resource efficiency
  • Energy
Rainwater harvesting in office building
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Construction
Resource category:
  • Water
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
Tags:
  • Rainwater harvesting
  • Rain and greywater
  • Water efficiency
  • Water management
Cutting back on food waste
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
  • 0.2 - 0.3 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Food waste
  • Recource Efficiency
  • Water efficiency
Water savings in a meat processing plant
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
  • 100%
  • 0 - 1 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Water efficiency
  • Process water
  • Food Production
  • Pressure regulation
Water metering saves money in a hotel
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resource category:
  • Water
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
  • 1 - 2 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Water
  • Hotel
  • Sensor
  • Smart meter
  • Water management
Optimising hotel laundry service
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Water
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 1.2 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Laundry operations
  • Hotel
  • Energy audit
  • Energy efficiency and management
Meat and food company saves through continuous improvement
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
Tags:
  • Production Development Programme
  • Energy efficiency
  • Water efficiency
  • Heat recovery
Significant savings through closed water cycles
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • All manufacturing industries
Resource category:
  • Water
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
Tags:
  • Closed water cycles
  • Water reduction
  • Water efficiency
Resource efficiency ambitions translate into savings in garden centre
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
  • Other
  • Service sector
  • Waste management and recycling
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 3 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Circular economy
  • Resource efficiency
Heat pumps and other measures bring huge savings to spa hotel
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 1 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Sustainable Tourism
  • Water Saving
Engaging shopping mall staff about the environment
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
  • Office and administration
  • Service sector
  • Waste management and recycling
  • Wholesale and retail
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 5 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Circular economy
  • Shopping mall
  • Energy consumption
  • Energy management
  • Grocery store retail
Sustainable wastewater treatment chemicals in a dairy
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
  • Waste management and recycling
Resource category:
  • Water
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
  • 1 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Wastewater
  • Sludge
  • DAF
  • Organic coagulant
  • Food waste management
  • industrial waste
  • Food waste resource efficiency
  • Chemicals