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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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New cooling-circuit pump with frequency inverter

Why not be more ambitious?  New pump with frequency inverter delivered energy cost savings of nealry € 20 000 annually Return on investment was 2.1 years The company Paramo, Czech Republic, which...
Sector / Industry:
  • Chemical and process engineering
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 2.08 Year(s)
Measure

Improving accounting of materials and energy using TOP 20 method...

Traditional accounting systems are not routinely designed to provide companies with information about total costs related to the use of resources and generation of waste and emissions. When a company...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost 7-25 % 0.5 - 6 Year(s)
Good practice

Top 20 analysis saves energy and materials at Austrian...

The right balance makes a difference Top 20 analysis highlights where immediate energy and materials savings can be made  Optimising the software on a heat pump saves about 20 000 kWh of electricity...
Good practice

Distillery in Austria learns how to save energy using...

Positive experience inspires continued effort Top 20 analysis highlights measures where energy performance was lacking Improvements like reducing compressed air demand (by 20 %) saved on electricity...
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost 20% 0.8 - 1 Year(s)
Good practice

Top 20 analysis helps cut energy use in Austrian animal...

Look closely and all kinds of savings can be found Top 20 analysis reveals energy-saving opportunities Adjusting compressed air pressure, for example, saves about 19 000 kWh in electricity a year...
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Strategic energy issues tackled in Polish textile industry

Beware the unknown costs! Textile business discovers inefficiencies in production and important cost-management gaps TOP 20 follow-up helps the company reduce energy consumption by over 5 % Oritex is...
Sector / Industry:
  • Textile and clothing
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Water
Good practice

Reduced energy and water consumption...

Open the door to resource efficiency! Analysis spots outdated machinery and poor energy- and water-management practices Measures help to cut the company's energy consumption by over 5 %   Ortel is a...
Sector / Industry:
  • Textile and clothing
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Water
Good practice

Better oversight of materials and energy...

Taking the next step to sustainability Furniture-maker goes a step further to boost its energy and resource efficiency Input-output analysis pinpoints hidden costs in production and beyond Moretti...
Sector / Industry:
  • Timber and woodworking
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
Good practice

Input-output analysis helps Italian...

How to top a scrap problem Component-maker employs TOP 20 to evaluate where energy and material gains could be made Targeted measures cut back on unrecovered scrap losses and identify new products...
Sector / Industry:
  • Metal and plastic processing
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time: 0 Year(s)
Good practice

Improving material and energy use...

Three ways to lose money... one way to stop it TOP 20 analysis highlights significant material and energy losses in packaging manfacture Measures taken to improve boiler, insulate buildings and...
Sector / Industry:
  • All manufacturing industries
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost 1 - 2 Year(s)
Good practice

Smart meters for SME premises

Better results with better advice Pilot programmes show substantial gas, water and power savings for SMES in different countries and settings Typical combined annual savings by participants of around...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Water
Costs, savings, and payback time: 5-10%
Measure

Implementing a waste-management system

The core goal of a waste-management system is to think of ways to improve a company's handling of non-product outputs (waste with zero or negative market value), and implement measures to minimise...