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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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Fine-tuned energy management in French cannery

Better data... in the can Carbon Footprint analysis points to the need for better, comparable data feeding optimised metering and operations Measures lead to 36 % savings on steam production and...
Good practice

Restructuring work to keep a slaughterhouse afloat

When design, business, engineering and the environment all come together A tenancy change presents an opportunity to retrofit a slaughterhouse, making it more efficient and safer Measures generate...
Good practice

Steam and water meters lead to energy savings

Steaming ahead with energy-saving measures Introduction of metering system led to yearly savings of around € 5 600 Reduction of CO2 emissions from 95kg/tonnes to 60 kg/tonnes Bonduelle is a French...
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 2 Year(s)
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Bio-food company's energy saving gels with green image

Energy savings in the can... SME tweaks thermostat and saves 21 500 kWh annually Financial gains of € 4 000 per year Annual carbon footprint down by 1.1 tonnes of CO2 Maison Prosain has been...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Food processing
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost 0.5 Year(s)
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Plastics factory adjusts temperature set-points...

The philosophy of energy saving Optimising cooling unit set-points saves energy and money 85 900 kWh (or 6 %) yearly energy savings Tecmaplast, a French plastics company, carried out an energy audit...
Sector / Industry:
  • All manufacturing industries
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 0 Year(s)
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Energy savings by regulating operating times

Towards real-time room occupany monitoring Hourly programming system saves 63 000 kWh electricity and 39 000 kWh heating annually Zero investment saves € 8 500 per year The Nantes Conference Centre...
Sector / Industry:
  • Office and administration
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 0 Year(s)
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Regulating room temperatures saves conference centre...

Protocol for power-saving proves successful Regulated room temperature saves vast sums of electricity No investment cost, but € 9 700 in annual power savings  Reduces CO2 emissions by 24.2 tonnes...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Office and administration
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: 0 Year(s)
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Adjusting plastic cooling temperature in packaging...

Simple measure packs an energy-saving punch Simple temperature reset cuts energy consumption by 72 200 kWh per year No investment costs Generates € 6 200 savings per year Founded in 1991, DS Smith...
Sector / Industry:
  • Metal and plastic processing
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 0 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)
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Energy and water-saving in Bulgarian bakery

Well-baked plan to save resources A series of power- and water-saving measures cut annual costs Installing solar panels offsets investment costs Annual savings: € 17 000 on grid electricity, € 3 600...
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Water
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 3 Year(s)
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SPIT metals optimises air-conditioning management,...

Economising in an energy-intensive sector SPIT's optimised air-conditioning system significantly cut energy costs Saving the planet an equivalent of 89 000 km car journeys SPIT has 65 years of...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost 1 Year(s)
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Optimisation was the key to saving energy at Manuplast

Timing is everything! Optimising heating process, repaired leaks and energy-efficient motors cut 41 tonnes of CO2 annually Annual saving of € 5 000 In 2007, Manuplast carried out a complete energy...
Sector / Industry:
  • All manufacturing industries
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 2 Year(s)