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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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Work safety with LED lights

Finnish manufacturer sees the light Campaign to replace lighting with energy efficient LEDs pays off Apart from cost savings, the measure improves work safety, comfort, and efficiency Rakennusbetoni...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Construction
Resources:
  • Energy
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Sodium-vapour lamps replaced with LEDs and smart lighting...

Motion-guided light hits the spot! A lighting refit in a logistics centre in Finland saves on energy and helps the environment 75 % saving on light costs recorded with a payback on investment of ...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 6 Year(s)
Good practice

Daylight atmosphere for an industrial hall

Brighter, safer working environment A major lighting overhaul to efficient LEDs delivers results Leading to more comfortable, safe and energy efficient lighting in the production facilities  Hartwall...
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 2.4 Year(s)
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Energy efficient lighting in industrial SMEs

Lighting is a major energy cost in industrial SMEs, especially for properties using old or poorly configured lighting technology.  By improving lighting systems a plant can save significant energy....
Sector / Industry:
  • All manufacturing industries
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost
Good practice

Hamburg pastry shop saves energy and boosts its bio-image

Organic coffee, sustainable thinking... a bio-bonus Pastry shop pursues a 'sustainable approach' on all levels: products, processes, principles It introduced several energy-efficiency measures Yearly...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 3 Year(s)
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Ice-cream maker switches to LED lamps and boosts yearly...

LED lights also 'enlighten' your purse... Ice-cream manufacturer strives to make production more environmentally friendly In 2016, the company switched to LED lamps which saved 4 860 kWh and € 700...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 0.3 Year(s)
Good practice

Efficiency measures at Think Fitness

Energy fitness check-up with a twist… Think Fit health club shaved 70 % off its energy bill More thought was put into materials choice (sustainability and health) Management wanted a win-win for the...
Good practice

Energy and resource efficiency at Turnberry

Energy turnaround for Turnberry Resort Famous luxury golf resort commits to far-reaching energy saving measures Target by 2020: cut energy by 30 %, water use by 20 %, and significant waste reductions...
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost 18-20% 1 - 2 Year(s)
Technology

Energy efficient lighting - LED low bay

Case for LED low bay Fitting and lamp replacement with LED low bay, lighting suitable for industrial applications indoors and outdoors (e.g. manufacturing areas, food processing plants, warehouses,...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 11 Year(s)
Technology

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...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resources:
  • 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...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost 31 Year(s)
Technology

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,...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 1.7 Year(s)