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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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Good practice

Ecodesigned fume cupboards save materials and costs

Safer labs, better environment! Lab specialist uses LCA and ecodesign principles to improve its production efficiency Analysis showed where material savings could be made and parts removed to cut...
Measure

Sharing farm machinery

The season of sharing Labour and machinery savings between € 28 and € 57 per acre Smaller farms can gain access to more modern and larger machinery Reduce labour requirements as farms can pool...
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost 0-40 %
Technology

Fleet management software

Fleet management software helps organisations (public and private) streamline operations relating to their fleet of vehicles, from vehicle acquisition through maintenance to disposal. The main...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Waste management and recycling
Resources:
  • Materials
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost 8-25% 0.08 - 0.5 Year(s)
Good practice

Professional software to optimise international...

Simple solutions to complex challenges Software enables centralised purchasing for multi-located company It results in more transport bundling, reducing costs and CO2 emissions Greiner Bio-One...
Sector / Industry:
  • All manufacturing industries
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 10-15% 1 - 2 Year(s)
Measure

Fleet management optimisation

Managing commercial fleets of cars, vans, trucks, trailers and specialised vehicles used for work purposes is a time-consuming and resource-intensive task. Fleet management covers a range of...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 7-15 % 0.5 - 1.5 Year(s)
Good practice

Leasing opportunities for seldom-used vehicles in Germany

The German army leaseplan... Reduction of the commercial vehicle fleet from 29 000 to 20 000 vehicles Modernised fleet (average age 2-3 years) has a positive impact on environmental sustainability...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 18-20% 2 - 3 Year(s)
Measure

Asset sharing between businesses

Sharing an asset with other companies can be done when you are not using the asset for 100%. An asset can be anything that you use to make your business run: from an oven for catering services to...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 50-75 % 1 - 10 Year(s)
Good practice

Commercial freight collaboration revives rail transport...

Back on track Freight companies band together to rejenuvenate regional rail network as viable alternative to struggling road transport  Action leads to vastly reduced CO2 and a 66 % average saving on...
Sector / Industry:
  • Other
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 20-70% 0.2 - 0.5 Year(s)
Measure

Optimised and pooled logistics, co-transportation with other...

Trends like online shopping, just-in-time production and delivery, and increasing warehouse costs are forcing logistics operators to deliver more frequently, which often means under-capacity loading...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost 15-20 % 0.08 - 5 Year(s)