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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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Heat recovery in ventilation system

Heat recovery in ventilation system saves €32000 a year No need for a new installation The German company Fischer Surface Technologies GmbH with about 110 employees is specialised in electroplating...
Sector / Industry:
  • All manufacturing industries
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 3 - 4 Year(s)
Good practice

Energy-efficient refrigeration saves money at...

Lessons for all plants with cooling rooms A German meat-processing plant installed an interconnected refigeration system to reduce energy costs Yearly cost reduction of up to € 67 000 and CO2...
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 3 Year(s)
Good practice

Clever energy-saving systems pay off in French factory

Taming an energy-intensive industrial process New hot-air reticulation system uses waste heat Reduced energy consumption by 20 % Saving € 39 000 from year one Kalizea is a semolina factory in France...
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 8 Year(s)
Good practice

French primary school opts for geothermal heating

Reversable system for all seasons Installed annual capacity of 130 kW produces 70 MWh of renewable energy Total energy cost savings of around 10 % Reduced annual CO2 emission of 24 tonnes Chemaudin...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 1 - 5 Year(s)
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Heat recovery

Heat recovery can help to reduce overall energy consumption on-site while reducing total running costs in the bargain. Recovered heat can help you reduce energy consumption or provide useful heat for...
Good practice

Energy savings in a small hotel

Fortune favours the Fevery Ecolabel pioneer in Belgian hospitality sector Actions between 2010 and 2015 reduce power consumption by 11 % and gas and fuel by 33 % Hotel Fevery is a 10-room family...
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 11-33%
Good practice

Swedish manufacturer discovers quick energy-saving wins

Energy savings, no extra cost! Energy audit revealed simple, effective measures 10-12 % energy savings Plast Petter AB is a small Swedish manufacturer of plastic products mainly for use in offices....
Sector / Industry:
  • Metal and plastic processing
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 0 Year(s)
Good practice

Czech electrical equipment manufacturer recovers waste heat...

Comfort... hard to quantify but worth investing in Heat recovery saves money, improves working comfort in winter Resulted in annual savings of 218 MWh of heat (equivalent to over € 17 000)  A company...
Sector / Industry:
  • Manufacturing of machinery and equipment
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 5.9 Year(s)
Technology

Air source heat pumps

Air source heat pumps… an absorbing proposition Air source heat pumps absorb heat from the outside air. This heat can subsequently be used to warm radiators, air convectors and water, or in other...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 5.1 Year(s)
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Energy and material assessment in Australia

Energy and material assessment, Australian style Welvic received a grant to evaluate ways to save resources and energy Small and large ovens were insulated and dust management systems improved Yearly...
Sector / Industry:
  • All manufacturing industries
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost 0.8 Year(s)
Measure

Heat recovery from production processes

Even in workplaces which have already introduced energy saving measures, there is still one untapped source… waste heat. Industrial or thermal processes produce heat that is all-too-often released...
Sector / Industry:
  • All manufacturing industries
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 25-45 % 1 - 4.5 Year(s)
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Implementation of forced ventilation system with waste heat...

Many production processes generate heat that escapes out windows or other openings in the building. That is a waste, especially when it can be used to preheat incoming air, water or other media as...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Construction
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 15-25 % 2 - 20 Year(s)