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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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EcoEffect driver training programme

Driving for life... and the environment Trained eco-drivers reduced their CO2 emissions and fuel consumption by up to 20 % (longer-term improvements ranged from 7-10 %) 83 trainers and 2 315 drivers...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Service sector
  • Wholesale and retail
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: 15% 0.16 Year(s)
Good practice

Professional training promotes safer, more efficient driving...

Driving like a pro 55 000 drivers trained in safe and economical driving Average fuel cost savings of 5 to 10 % after course  Prodrive Learning is a Dutch SME offering mainly online training for...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Service sector
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost 5-15% 0.5 - 1 Year(s)
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Energy efficiency of compressed-air equipment

Generating and supplying compressed air is a very energy-intensive activity. Improving the energy efficiency of compressed-air equipment by implementing concrete measures can save more than 30 % of...
Sector / Industry:
  • All manufacturing industries
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 30-50 % 0 - 0.5 Year(s)
Measure

Training staff in energy efficient driving

Accelerating gently, avoiding high speeds, anticipating traffic... these are all energy efficient or ecodriving measures which can reduce fuel consumption and costs while decreasing carbon dioxide...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 10-15 % 1 - 1.5 Year(s)
Good practice

Smart energy management system identifies big...

Slick energy saving for Sligo Park Hotel  Monitoring and investing in energy delivers € 10 053 annual cost savings Boiler and lighting upgrade saves 187 000 kWh energy and 54 000 kg CO2 emissions...
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 5-10% 0.3 - 0.4 Year(s)
Good practice

Smart meters at Peacock Group stores in the UK

Positive reading from smart-meter pilot  Smart metering trial in ten stores saved energy and reduced costs and CO2 Average of € 566 saved by controlling out-of-hours energy waste Reduced average...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost 8% 1 - 1.5 Year(s)
Good practice

Partnership among logistics providers in Scotland

The best of both worlds... Reduced empty running by 14 % Increased customer satisfaction Improved fleet utilisation and load efficiency Small logistics providers have to deal with varying demand,...
Sector / Industry:
  • Service sector
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 10-15% 2 - 3 Year(s)
Measure

Improving office management to reduce waste

Every office generates waste such as paper, cardboard, packaging, bottles, disposable plates, cups, cutleries, towels, food waster, etc. A 'wasteful' company typically has higher material and waste-...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost
Measure

Integrating remanufacturing into production systems

Remanufacturing is the rebuilding, repairing or restoring of an end-of-life product or part to return it to like-new condition. Remanufactured products or parts should be backed by the same or...
Sector / Industry:
  • All manufacturing industries
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 30-85 % 0.5 - 2 Year(s)
Measure

Assessment and improvement of production line...

Changes and improvements to production infrastructure can significantly reduce raw materials used, and related costs of storage, as well as boost manufacturing efficiency. According to McKinsey...
Sector / Industry:
  • All manufacturing industries
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 5-50 % 1 - 1.5 Year(s)
Good practice

Dutch innovator builds functional sales models

Matches made in... Turntoo Clever sales models are reshaping the producer-consumer relationship with energy and resource benefits Intermediaries can design match-ups that yield good results for...
Sector / Industry:
  • Other
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost 1 - 4 Year(s)
Measure

Improvement of thermal insulation of the building envelope

Good insulation of exterior walls, floors, ceilings/roofs, windows, and exterior doors can reduce your new building’s energy demand (both cooling and heating) by some 35 %. Thermal insulation can...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Construction
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 30-35 % 6 - 15 Year(s)