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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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Sustainable catering saves money

The big sustainable swap Sustainable solutions introduced by major catering services company The move away from single-use cups leads to big savings and environmental gains Sodexo provides catering...
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resources:
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 0.1 - 0.2 Year(s)
Good practice

Converting waste heat from restaurant's kitchen into enegry...

Solving two problems at once Family-run restaurant made saving about € 6 000 annually from heat waste generated by ovens, fridges, etc. Kitchen staff benfit from more pleasant working conditions The...
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 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)
Good practice

CSR and clean production measures in a hotel

Making all the difference... Corporate social responsibility (CSR) and clean production (CP) measures make a big difference to a Black Sea hotel  Savings of € 22 300 a year by cutting water, waste...
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 0.4 Year(s)
Good practice

Optimising hotel laundry service

Traditionional hotel goes green Optimising a hotel laundry service led to multiple savings and benefits Measures aimed at achieving a green label for hotel services The 210 room Hotel Hemus is one of...
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Water
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 1.2 Year(s)
Good practice

Matching EU criteria for tourism services delivers good...

A solid investment all round Hotel invests € 660 in energy management optimisation and an environmental management system and saves € 3 500 a year Efforts are also aimed at meeting EU energy...
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost 0.5 - 1 Year(s)
Good practice

Focusing on hotel energy bills

How cool pool controls can save money... Medium-sized hotel saves € 1 500 a year using pool sensor controls Other energy saving measures helped save a further € 5 000  Triada Hotel lies in the heart...
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 1 - 1.5 Year(s)
Good practice

Black Sea hotel heats water with energy from solar panels

Sun, sea and energy... Renerwable energy measures and better human resource management led to € 3 500 in savings each year Measures are all part of the hotel's integrated environmental policy Duni...
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 8 Year(s)
Good practice

Efficient stock management and portion control reduce...

Tonnes of reasons to be efficient Restaurants achieve savings of € 30 000 annually by reconsidering portion sizes and optimising stock Measures also cut back on food waste  Two Glasgow-based...
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resources:
  • Materials
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 2 - 5 Year(s)
Good practice

Resource efficiency ambitions translate into savings in...

A greener garden centre Efficient water and waste management measures are part of a more ambitious 'green' programme Measures like investing in LED lighting, a cardboard baler and efficient toilet...
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
  • Other
  • Service sector
  • Waste management and recycling
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 3 Year(s)
Good practice

Collaborating to maximise resource efficiency in hotels

Small saving with a huge impact Hotel prevented 2.5 tonnes of furniture from being landfilled This saved only a small amount (around € 87 or £ 78), but the action reduced CO2 emissions by 7 tonnes...
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resources:
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 0 Year(s)
Good practice

Hotel communicates importance of saving resources

Energy and water saving is everyone's job Hotel implemented CSR into its management strategies Small investment (€ 350) achieved significant savings (€ 5 000 a year) in water and waste bills Izvora...
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 0.12 Year(s)