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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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Converting waste heat from restaurant's kitchen into enegry...

Solving two problems at once Family-run restaurant made saving about € 6 000 annually from heat waste generated by ovens, fridges, etc. Kitchen staff benfit from more pleasant working conditions The...
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 1 Year(s)
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Family-run meat company targets resource efficiency

Cold truths about hot water  Meat production company targets high refrigeration and hot water costs A new heat exchanger channels waste heat from freezers towards the factory's hot water needs ...
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 40% 3 Year(s)
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Biomass for sugar production

Sweet taste of success Sugar factory optimises its whole energy management systems Measures identified and implemented result in € 272 000 in annual savings Illintsi Sugar Factory produces 10 800...
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 0.7 Year(s)
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Environmental and economic effects...

A total transformation Clean production measures in a medium-size brewery resulted in a significant increase in the quality level of new products Measures helped to reduce heat waste, wastewater and...
Sector / Industry:
  • All manufacturing industries
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost 7 - 8 Year(s)
Good practice

CSR and clean production measures in a hotel

Making all the difference... Corporate social responsibility (CSR) and clean production (CP) measures make a big difference to a Black Sea hotel  Savings of € 22 300 a year by cutting water, waste...
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 0.4 Year(s)
Good practice

Optimising hotel laundry service

Traditionional hotel goes green Optimising a hotel laundry service led to multiple savings and benefits Measures aimed at achieving a green label for hotel services The 210 room Hotel Hemus is one of...
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Water
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 1.2 Year(s)
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Matching EU criteria for tourism services delivers good...

A solid investment all round Hotel invests € 660 in energy management optimisation and an environmental management system and saves € 3 500 a year Efforts are also aimed at meeting EU energy...
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost 0.5 - 1 Year(s)
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Focusing on hotel energy bills

How cool pool controls can save money... Medium-sized hotel saves € 1 500 a year using pool sensor controls Other energy saving measures helped save a further € 5 000  Triada Hotel lies in the heart...
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 1 - 1.5 Year(s)
Good practice

Black Sea hotel heats water with energy from solar panels

Sun, sea and energy... Renerwable energy measures and better human resource management led to € 3 500 in savings each year Measures are all part of the hotel's integrated environmental policy Duni...
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 8 Year(s)
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Finnish municipality improved energy efficiency...

Looking at the longer-term impact Finnish municipality engaged in an ESCO project to improve the energy efficiency of buildings Oil heating was replaced with pellets and heat recovery was installed...
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 4.5 - 6.5 Year(s)
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Croatian hospital renovated following ESCO model

Service model, an incentive to succeed A service agreement was made to improve the energy efficiency of a hospital from the 1960s Contractor carried out renovations and now monitors energy usage and...
Sector / Industry:
  • Construction
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 14 Year(s)
Good practice

Savings with thermo-modernisation of nursery

Better comfort and safety for the little ones Local government modernised thermal properties of a nursery Actions included new insulation and heating, and solar panels to increase renewable energy...
Sector / Industry:
  • Construction
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost