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EREK database 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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Energy awareness and positive involvement at Finnish dairy

Multiple actions, one goal... save energy! Arla Oy organises yearly energy awareness-raising actions involving the entire organisation The campaigns communicate energy saving potential in everyday...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Food processing
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost
Measure

Mobility plan for company personnel

Implementing long-lasting changes, including behavioural change, requires good planning and commitment by employees and management. Mobility planning is a classic example of how this works. Typically...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 0 - 5 Year(s)
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Energy awareness theme week helps tech-services...

Involve everyone and see the results! Metso implemented an organisation-wide energy saving theme week to engage everyone in boosting energy efficiency in daily work The campaign activated employees...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost
Measure

Energy awareness campaign: small actions but big energy savings

Training and communication are important tools when you want to make sure that the measures to increase the efficiency of energy use are implemented successfully. Train and guide personnel in energy...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost
Good practice

Ice-cream maker switches to LED lamps and boosts yearly...

LED lights also 'enlighten' your purse... Ice-cream manufacturer strives to make production more environmentally friendly In 2016, the company switched to LED lamps which saved 4 860 kWh and € 700...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 0.3 Year(s)
Good practice

Council staff energy awareness campaign in North Yorkshire

Switch off and save! Training campaign reduces energy consumption by 5 % annually Carbon awareness now extending to driving habits The borough of Redcar and Cleveland in the Tees Valley region of...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Office and administration
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 4-5% 0 - 0.1 Year(s)
Measure

Conducting an energy audit

Companies, especially SMEs, need to operate as efficiently as possible to remain competititve. Energy auditing is a useful way to identify and prioritise energy-saving opportunities. First, assess...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost
Technology

Cavity wall insulation

Have you looked into those cavities? Cavity wall insulation Insulating wall cavities can help you cut energy use and save money by reducing heat lost through walls in colder months, and keeping it...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 3.5 - 4 Year(s)
Technology

Motor power optimisers

When running at low load, electric motors are less efficient. A motor power optimiser (also known as load sensing optimisers) could save between 5 % and 15 % on electricity. Motor optimisers are...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 3.4 Year(s)
Technology

Seven-day time heating-control

According to the Carbon Trust, heating can account for as much as 60 % of total energy use, yet a large proportion of the energy consumed by heating is likely to be wasted due to incorrect control...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 1.2 Year(s)
Technology

Heating decentralisation

Large, centralised, hot-water systems can often be inefficient. At times when demand for hot water decreases, a large system can waste energy and money. Equally, with decentralised systems it is...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 4 Year(s)
Technology

Efficient lighting - photo sensor controls

The case for photo-sensor controls Movement- and photo-sensors, timers and other smart technology can be used to adjust lighting to conditions outside, when you are away, and to manage overall...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 2.7 Year(s)