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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

Turning whisky distillery by-products into value-added...

The spirit of enterprise  Adding value to unavoidable whisky distillery by-products Opportunities identified to reduce waste and provide a business opportunity Penderyn Whisky Distillery is situated...
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
  • Other
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost
Good practice

Efficient and safe city street lighting

Enlightening initiative... European city wants to become greener, safer and more prosperous  New low-energy street lighting identified as key, resulting in three-year replacement programme Swansea...
Sector / Industry:
  • Other
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost 60% 4 Year(s)
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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
Good practice

Saving materials and waste through battery remanufacturing

Lithium-ion batteries get a second life Battery-maker investigates the cost and benefits of different remanufacturing scenarios Conclusion: remanufacturing of lithium-ion batteries is technically and...
Sector / Industry:
  • Other
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Waste
Good practice

Nordic Swan ecolabel underpins Estonian print company

Remember to read the 'green print'!  Printing company with a robust eco-philosophy reeps benefits in Nordic market Natural inks, oils and recycled paper are a key part of the green printing approach...
Sector / Industry:
  • Other
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost
Good practice

Holiday cottage provider cuts annual energy with...

Biomass boilers mean cosy cottages year-round Green tourism business discovers the benefits of biomass boilers to heat its highland cottage rentals These boilers could generate savings of € 27 000...
Sector / Industry:
  • Other
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 4.6 Year(s)
Good practice

Sports club wins energy battle

Trimming down for the... winter Priority for a Scottish sports club was to upgrade its ageing heating and insulation With the budget available, experts advised against low-hanging fruit like new...
Sector / Industry:
  • Other
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 4.9 Year(s)
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French green clay manufacturer innovates to save energy

From green clay to green image... Innovative dry compaction of clay reduces energy needs Measure leads to 28 % energy saving per year Company profits by saving € 106 000 annually Argiles du Velais (...
Sector / Industry:
  • Other
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 3 Year(s)
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French camping and holiday village boosts its energy...

Energy-saving savvy  Optimising heat pump yields small but important results Saves € 1 000 in energy costs per year 11 000 kWh energy savings, equivalent to 0.9 tonnes CO2 emissions annually Camping...
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
  • Other
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 0.5 Year(s)
Good practice

Energy efficiency as competitive advantage

Rethinking energy intenstive operations pays off Laundry learns that being green can be cost-effective too Operating costs are kept down through waste-heat use and biodegradable detergents reduce the...
Sector / Industry:
  • Other
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost
Good practice

Efficient pump system saves power at French printing house

Out with the old and in with the new Printer replaces pump system to cut electricity use Saves 85 000 kWh and € 9 300 per year Lowers utility bills while helping to keep the environment clean Envel’...
Sector / Industry:
  • Other
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 55% 1 Year(s)