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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 efficient lighting - LED luminaires

Case for LED luminaires Fitting and lamp replacement with 19 W LED luminaires. LEDs have a very long life (typically 50 000 hours) which calls for less maintenance and replacement costs. Making...
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  • All sectors
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  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 7 Year(s)
Technology

Energy efficient lighting - LED panels

Case for LED panels Fitting and lamp replacement with LED panel. LED panels have the advantage, over fluorescent lighting, to have a very long life and to eliminate hazardous waste from the lighting...
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  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost 31 Year(s)
Technology

Energy efficient lighting - T8 luminaires

Case for T8 luminaires Ballast and lamp replacement with T8 luminaires. The advantages of T8 luminaires include reduced maintenance costs (by extending the revamping cycle) and better environmental...
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  • All sectors
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  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 2 Year(s)
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Energy efficient lighting - T5 lamps

Case for T5 lamps Fitting and lamp replacement with 14 W T5s. These lamps are ideal for high-bay or commercial troffer applications. They benefit from long life, maintenance is hassle-free, and they...
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  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost 4.7 - 15 Year(s)
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Energy efficient lighting - LED

The case for LEDs Direct lamp replacement by 9 W light emitting diodes, or LEDs, which are energy efficient, ecologically friendly, low-voltage, and have a long life, higher application efficiency,...
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  • All sectors
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  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 1.7 Year(s)
Technology

Energy efficient lighting - Condensed fluorescent lamps

Efficient lighting… the case for condensed fluorescents It may seem obvious, but sometimes the simplest solutions can make a big different in the short-term. Replacing lamps usually takes no special...
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  • All sectors
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  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 1 Year(s)
Technology

Double-glazed window for better insulation of buildings

Is double-glazing for you? Absolutely Having double-glazed windows installed is one of the best-known and effective ways to reduce energy bills in countries with colder winters. This technology can...
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  • All sectors
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  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost 5-25% 4.3 - 7.8 Year(s)
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'Green IT-in-a-Box' centralised system saves costs

Thinking outside, and inside, the box Superfast and green IT solution saves family business money  50 % energy savings cut operating costs by around € 2 181 Discounted Office Supplies (DOS) is a...
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  • All sectors
  • Office and administration
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 50% 0.08 - 2 Year(s)
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Save costs and troubles on your office equipment

Most businesses rely on a range of office equipment in order to function. From the basics like computers, printers, and copiers to projectors, scanners and teleconference facilities, it is widely...
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  • All sectors
  • Office and administration
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 10-30 % 3 - 5 Year(s)
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Geothermal energy for heat generation

Renewable resources for heat generation are cheaper, more secure and better for the environment. The costs associated with the technology depend on the size and type of the installation. Harvesting...
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  • All sectors
  • Construction
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Carbon
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Integration of solar energy in the company heat generation

Most industry-grade process heating systems are based on steam or hot water from boilers that today mainly burn fossil fuels like oil, gas and coal, or electricity generated by different sources....
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  • All sectors
  • Construction
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 15-30 % 1.5 - 5 Year(s)
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Smart marketing for sustainable products and services

Companies are trying to use more sustainable processes and resources to match growing environmental and social awareness. Changing processes and resources incur some costs for the companies, but can...
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  • All sectors
  • Service sector
  • Wholesale and retail
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 0.5 - 2 Year(s)