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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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Cutting back on food waste

Less waste, more profit Sandwich-maker targets food waste to save money A review reveals up to 80 % of waste can be recycled or reused By selling leftovers from sandwich and wrap production, Dublin-...
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost 0.2 - 0.3 Year(s)
Good practice

Water savings in a meat processing plant

Pressure goes down, savings go up Meat processor identifies excess water consumption during cleaning Calculations reveal where savings could be made but the end result maintained An audit of water...
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 100% 0 - 1 Year(s)
Good practice

Water metering saves money in a hotel

Benchmarking for better performance Metering identifies sources of high water consumption in a hotel Targeted actions to save water reduce water bill by € 3 150 Hotel Festa Sofia is a modern, stylish...
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resources:
  • Water
Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost 1 - 2 Year(s)
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Heat pumps and other measures bring huge savings to spa hotel...

Refreshing energy efficiency moves Savings achieved in medium-sized spa hotel by implementing CSR measures Rethinking energy efficiency like this saves about € 12 000 every year Spa Hotel Fairy in...
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 1 Year(s)
Good practice

Engaging shopping mall staff about the environment

Growing greener... an original After the implementation of a first-of-its-kind assessment scheme - the Growing Greener pledge - which has analysed the shopping mall core sustainability components and...
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
  • Office and administration
  • Service sector
  • Waste management and recycling
  • Wholesale and retail
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 5 Year(s)
Good practice

Sustainable wastewater treatment chemicals in a dairy

Tackling the sludge  Strategic use of organic chemical cleaners saves UK dairy € 50 000 annually Reduced need for harardous chemicals and water savings as a direct result Treatment wastewater onside...
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
  • Waste management and recycling
Resources:
  • Water
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 1 Year(s)
Good practice

Enterprise resource planning benefits a bakery

Ask the staff how to boost the business! Efficient water management helped a bakery to reduce water bills by € 3 600 per year Programme forms important part of the company's enterprise resource...
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Water
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 5 - 6 Year(s)
Good practice

Environmental management for Bulgarian hotel

Proven steps to better performance Improved energy management leads to direct cost reduction Increased environment awareness leads to secondary cost reduction Sevlevo Plaza is a modern hotel located...
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost 1 Year(s)
Good practice

Benefits of green laundry programmes, hotel case

 Emphasise green gains not cost-savings! Hotel in Bulgaria saves about € 2 400 annually through green laundry programme Option to reduce sheet and towel replacement for guests staying several days...
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Water
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 1 Year(s)
Good practice

Retrofitting for water efficiency: hotel case study

Guest rooms, the big water consumer Audit reveals where the biggest water savings can be achieved in UK hotel Water cost savings of 24 % achievable and investment in a retrofit could be repaid within...
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
  • Hotel and restaurant
  • Office and administration
Resources:
  • Water
Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost 1.25 Year(s)
Good practice

Environmental laundry in Czech Republic

The beautiful, environmental laundry... Renewable energy is used in high energy applications, saving € 25 000 annually Laundromat uses environmentally friendly detergents Thanks to renewable energy,...
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
  • Service sector
  • Textile and clothing
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 1 Year(s)
Good practice

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
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost