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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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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

Engaging shopping mall staff about the environment

Growing greener... an original Implementation of a first-of-its-kind assessment scheme - the Growing Greener pledge - which has analysed the core sustainability components of a shopping mall 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

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

Kesko Logistics trains drivers in eco-driving

Driving eco-change... Large Finnish logistics company explores wide range of eco-friendly hauling solutions Optimised routing and loading as well as training for contract hauliers in eco-driving...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Service sector
  • Wholesale and retail
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: 10-15% 0 Year(s)
Good practice

Embedding sustainability in procurement...

The natural way to zero waste... London museum seeks to establish a sustainable procurement policy and strategy Received support for six projects to help them embed sustainability into their...
Sector / Industry:
  • Office and administration
  • Other
  • Service sector
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Measure

Improved energy efficiency in Alpine ski resorts

Ski resorts use a significant amount of energy, and purchasing this energy is a considerable expense for the companies in the sector. It is estimated that the energy-saving potential at the largest...
Sector / Industry:
  • Service sector
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 0-25 %
Technology

Online reuse platform, Globechain

Globechain is an online reuse platform in Europe, a so-called “free-cycle for corporates”. It allows companies and charities to claim unwanted items from the retail, commercial and construction...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Construction
  • Office and administration
  • Service sector
  • Wholesale and retail
Resources:
  • Materials
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 20-30%
Technology

Energy efficient light bulb design

Efficient by design Tala LED® manufactures and retails energy efficient filaments and light-emitting diode spotlights. With the company’s mantra of ‘conservation through beauty’, the products combine...
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
  • Office and administration
  • Service sector
  • Wholesale and retail
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 0.75 Year(s)
Good practice

Waste-compacting is 10 times more effective

Smart waste handling for smart companies Smart waste packing Reduction of plastic bag usage and CO2 emissions Reduction of waste volume Elior Group is a catering company active in the contracted food...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Service sector
  • Waste management and recycling
Resources:
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 20-30% 1.4 - 1.6 Year(s)
Technology

Draught-proofing a building

Sealing up unwanted draughts is an inexpensive way of saving small to moderate amounts of energy by improving thermal insulation. Draught-free rooms and buildings are more comfortable at lower...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Office and administration
  • Service sector
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost 15-30% 2.5 - 2.8 Year(s)
Good practice

Managed print services helped to reduce paper...

Totally new print regime  MPS transformed the design agency's printing activities Rationalised printing and fewer devices resulted in a 50 % waste reduction Imagination is an independent creative,...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Office and administration
  • Service sector
Resources:
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost 30-60%
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)