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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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Resource efficiency ambitions translate into savings in...

A greener garden centre Efficient water and waste management measures are part of a more ambitious 'green' programme Measures like investing in LED lighting, a cardboard baler and efficient toilet...
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
  • Other
  • Service sector
  • Waste management and recycling
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 3 Year(s)
Good practice

Engaging shopping mall staff about the environment

Growing greener... an original Implementation of a first-of-its-kind assessment scheme - the Growing Greener pledge - which has analysed the core sustainability components of a shopping mall and...
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
  • Office and administration
  • Service sector
  • Waste management and recycling
  • Wholesale and retail
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 5 Year(s)
Good practice

Environmental laundry in Czech Republic

The beautiful, environmental laundry... Renewable energy is used in high energy applications, saving € 25 000 annually Laundromat uses environmentally friendly detergents Thanks to renewable energy,...
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
  • Service sector
  • Textile and clothing
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 1 Year(s)
Good practice

Kesko Logistics trains drivers in eco-driving

Driving eco-change... Large Finnish logistics company explores wide range of eco-friendly hauling solutions Optimised routing and loading as well as training for contract hauliers in eco-driving...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Service sector
  • Wholesale and retail
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: 10-15% 0 Year(s)
Good practice

Embedding sustainability in procurement...

The natural way to zero waste... London museum seeks to establish a sustainable procurement policy and strategy Received support for six projects to help them embed sustainability into their...
Sector / Industry:
  • Office and administration
  • Other
  • Service sector
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Measure

Improved energy efficiency in Alpine ski resorts

Ski resorts use a significant amount of energy, and purchasing this energy is a considerable expense for the companies in the sector. It is estimated that the energy-saving potential at the largest...
Sector / Industry:
  • Service sector
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 0-25 %
Technology

Energy efficient light bulb design

Efficient by design Tala LED® manufactures and retails energy efficient filaments and light-emitting diode spotlights. With the company’s mantra of ‘conservation through beauty’, the products combine...
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
  • Office and administration
  • Service sector
  • Wholesale and retail
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 0.75 Year(s)
Technology

Draught-proofing a building

Sealing up unwanted draughts is an inexpensive way of saving small to moderate amounts of energy by improving thermal insulation. Draught-free rooms and buildings are more comfortable at lower...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Office and administration
  • Service sector
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost 15-30% 2.5 - 2.8 Year(s)
Measure

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...
Sector / Industry:
  • 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)
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

EcoEffect driver training programme

Driving for life... and the environment Trained eco-drivers reduced their CO2 emissions and fuel consumption by up to 20 % (longer-term improvements ranged from 7-10 %) 83 trainers and 2 315 drivers...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Service sector
  • Wholesale and retail
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: 15% 0.16 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)