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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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Energy efficient production of salads

Sometimes the small things deliver the biggest savings Food producer identifies simple yet effective energy savings in its heating and cooling processes New stoves and ovens save € 13 200 in annual ...
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 4 - 5 Year(s)
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Energy bill halved in a cooker plant

Closer inspection showed where savings could be made Domestic appliance-maker shaved € 14 000 off energy bill in first year Paid back its energy-efficiency measures in four months  General Domestic...
Sector / Industry:
  • Manufacturing of machinery and equipment
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost 0.3 - 0.4 Year(s)
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Energy efficiency as competitive advantage

Rethinking energy intenstive operations pays off Laundry learns that being green can be cost-effective too Operating costs are kept down through waste-heat use and biodegradable detergents reduce the...
Sector / Industry:
  • Other
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost
Good practice

Supermarket of the future

How cost-efficiency and sustainability can get along in big chains ... Major cost-conscious supermarket chain sets sights on sustainability too Eco-efficient lighting, heating, ventillation,...
Sector / Industry:
  • Wholesale and retail
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost
Good practice

Energy self-sufficient hotel and farm

This little piggy went to market ... and more  Hotel farmstay introduces circular economy thinking Crops, livestock, energy production, waste recycling ... everything is factored into this closed-...
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost
Good practice

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)
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Favols optimises steam distribution in jam manufacturing

Taking the pressure off the environment SME finds ways of rendering production less fuel-oil intensive Reduces boiler pressure and eliminates pipe leaks  With these small measures, the company's...
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 0.5 Year(s)
Good practice

Hotel lighting system renovation delivers further energy...

Where energy meets aesthetic Keen to meet EU Ecolabel specifications, a hotel replaces its lighting with efficient bulbs, cuts 7 % its off power bill Finding efficient bulbs that matched the hotel's...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 7% 2 Year(s)
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Efficient pump system saves power at French printing house

Out with the old and in with the new Printer replaces pump system to cut electricity use Saves 85 000 kWh and € 9 300 per year Lowers utility bills while helping to keep the environment clean Envel’...
Sector / Industry:
  • Other
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 55% 1 Year(s)
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Integrating solar heat into food-production process

On-site and nearby renewable energy plants can be integrated into the daily production processes of food and beverage manufacturers. Renewable heat systems are applicable to new and existing food and...
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost
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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)