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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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Eco-friendly hostel in Estonia

 Circular economy, the Green Key to being more eco-friendly Small hostel finds simple and cost-effective eco-friendly measures make all the difference in the circular economy Measures covering...
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost
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

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
Resource category:
  • Energy
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Mobility plan for company personnel

Implementing long-lasting changes, including behavioural change, requires good planning and commitment by employees and management. Mobility planning is a classic example of how this works. Typically...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 0 - 5 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
Resource category:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost
Good practice

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
Resource category:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 0 Year(s)
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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
Resource category:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 5.9 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...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Water
Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost 30-70% 1 - 2 Year(s)
Good practice

Staff training on EU Ecolabel at Capgemini in France

Proud to be labelled Eco-awareness leads to savings in electricity, water, gas 1 million kWh of electicity and 2.3 million kWh of gas saved in 8 years Paper and plastics use all significantly reduced...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 0.5 - 1 Year(s)
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Consider the need for a sustainability officer

A relatively new management role, sustainability officers are top executives who determine how a company or organisation can best address environmental sustainability issues. Specifically, they may...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 10-30 % 2 - 3 Year(s)
Good practice

Forced ventilation with heat recovery in office building

Public building in Prague gets bespoke ventilation and heat recovery Well-ventilated indoor environment considered worth the premium for an office refit Energy consumption reduced by ~600 GJ per...
Sector / Industry:
  • Office and administration
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: 30.8 Year(s)
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Positive incentives for employees to reduce resource use

Positive incentives for employees are closely related to information, education and training activities. While information and training are often the first steps, this measure focuses on positive...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 5-10 % 0.5 - 1 Year(s)