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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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Monitoring water consumption

Companies use water in essential and non-essential processes. It is a valuable natural resource that needs to be used wisely and economically. Monitoring water consumption is critical to identifying...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resources:
  • Water
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost
Good practice

Maltese bank harvests rain water

Saving for a rainy day 14 % of APS’ water needs are met by recycled water 36 % is provided through rain-water harvesting  APS Bank Malta offers typical financial solutions including deposits, home...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resources:
  • Water
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 30-40% 3 - 5 Year(s)
Good practice

Smart monitoring tool cuts water consumption at Irish...

Online and real-time leak detection Early leak detection saves up to 200 m3 of water  Leads to € 4 000 in annual cost savings Atlantis Seafood is an Irish producer of a variety of seafood products....
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Food processing
Resources:
  • Water
Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost 1 Year(s)
Good practice

Efficient use of water by installing...

The sense to make changes that yield the best results Impressive water savings from simple flow-restriction devices Some 240 m3 recuperated, representing € 670 in annual savings Gas/power savings on...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resources:
  • Water
Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost
Good practice

Award-winning water efficiency measures in Northern Ireland

On the farm 10 000 litre rainwater tanks capture fresh water Wastewater measures, UV water treatment and filtration systems in place Total cost savings up up to 50 % ​Broughgammon is family-owned...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resources:
  • Water
Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost 30-50% 4 - 8 Year(s)
Good practice

Water-saving headlines at UK holiday resort

Ribby's 'green agenda'  Holiday resort sets ambitious sustainability programme and delivers on it Water-saving and leak detection, zero waste-to-landfill programmes, buying local, and more  Water...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost
Good practice

Pioneering water strategy by major UK hospitality group

Water saving, the Whitbread way...  46 greywater recycling systems installed, 30 litres average daily saving per room, 30 % average reduction in potable water use 657 m3 annual consumption saving per...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resources:
  • Water
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 20-30%
Technology

Water-saving valves for a medium sized enterprise

Water-saving valves, a simple efficiency measure for SMEs too Regular hand-washing is hygienic, and stops the spread of viruses and bacteria. But all that washing can use a lot of water. Installing...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resources:
  • Water
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 20-30% 0.1 - 0.3 Year(s)
Good practice

Hygiene measures lead to water-savings in Munich hospital

Cleaner and greener plumbing ~600 m3 saved water per year Annual cost savings of € 2 400 The Municipal Hospital in Munich, Germany replaced ten conventional taps in the canteen/kitchen area with ...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resources:
  • Water
Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost 25% 1.25 Year(s)
Good practice

Efficient water consumption by raising...

The art of water saving Awareness-raising and practical measures save water on campus Reduced annual water consumption by 1 183 m3 and cost savings of around € 2 660 London Metropolitan University is...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resources:
  • Water
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 1 - 2 Year(s)
Measure

Smart marketing for sustainable products and services

Companies are trying to use more sustainable processes and resources to match growing environmental and social awareness. Changing processes and resources incur some costs for the companies, but can...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Service sector
  • Wholesale and retail
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 0.5 - 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
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 0.5 - 1 Year(s)