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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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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...
Good practice

Capping materials and emissions at cap manufacturer

Putting a lid on energy losses Spanish firm discovers a whole world of ways to save energy, materials and costs  Its resulting measures earn it a prize at the European Business Award for the...
Technology

Energy efficient cars

A comparison of a conventional car with an energy efficient one delivered positive results. The environmentally friendly car was the same model as the conventional car (gasoline-powered, efficiency...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resources:
  • Materials
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 10-12% 0.5 - 1 Year(s)
Good practice

Smarter transport logistics with driver behaviour...

Track and trace paves way to better driving Software to track and train drivers boosts flet management efficiency Fuel economy improved by 11 % Fuel wasted through idling reduced by 68 % Scotia Gas...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resources:
  • Materials
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost 10-12% 0.5 Year(s)
Good practice

FuelGood driver training

Eco-driving feels good 200 organisations have been trained under the FuelGood programme to date Average fuel savings of 15 % on the day of the training Trained drivers are also safer, easier on...
Sector / Industry:
  • Service sector
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 1-15% 0 Year(s)
Good practice

Professional training promotes safer, more efficient driving...

Driving like a pro 55 000 drivers trained in safe and economical driving Average fuel cost savings of 5 to 10 % after course  Prodrive Learning is a Dutch SME offering mainly online training for...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Service sector
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost 5-15% 0.5 - 1 Year(s)
Measure

Training staff in energy efficient driving

Accelerating gently, avoiding high speeds, anticipating traffic... these are all energy efficient or ecodriving measures which can reduce fuel consumption and costs while decreasing carbon dioxide...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 10-15 % 1 - 1.5 Year(s)