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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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Energy and water excellence in BREEAM certified hotel

Big investment in green solutions pays off First Czech hotel to use 100 % renewable sources for the HVAC system, cooking, washing, etc. Hotel records first water recycling system in the Czech...
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Water
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost
Technology

Flexible thermal insulation for solid walls

Warm, comfortable ... and budget-friendly Effective thermal insulation can help businesses to reduce energy consumption, with associated energy savings and reduced CO2 emissions. It can also improve...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Carbon
Good practice

Insulating steam network cuts fuel consumption

Just like that... 10% oil savings! Energy audit shows soft drinks-maker where gains can be made Even things like insulating steam networks can make a big difference  SNEMBG manufactures and bottles...
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 1.7 - 1.8 Year(s)
Good practice

Sports club wins energy battle

Trimming down for the... winter Priority for a Scottish sports club was to upgrade its ageing heating and insulation With the budget available, experts advised against low-hanging fruit like new...
Sector / Industry:
  • Other
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 4.9 Year(s)
Good practice

Optimised steam boiler to raise energy efficiency, Austria

 Steaming ahead... Dairy producer tackles its inefficient steam and sterilising system on multiple fronts Measures result in energy savings of 1 372 000 kWh and € 62 500 in cost savings a year An...
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 2 - 3 Year(s)
Good practice

Constructing an environmentally friendly hotel

Cosy and friendly... to the environment, too Newly built hotel went all out to provide comfort without the environmental cost 8 % of the total building costs were dedicated to 'green' measures  To...
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 20 Year(s)
Good practice

Energy savings in a small hotel

Fortune favours the Fevery Ecolabel pioneer in Belgian hospitality sector Actions between 2010 and 2015 reduce power consumption by 11 % and gas and fuel by 33 % Hotel Fevery is a 10-room family...
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 11-33%
Good practice

French design agency showcases its low-energy office

Green architecture, by design  Air heat pump produces 2.2 times more energy than it consumes 82 m2 of photovoltaic panels produce 11 600 kWh per year Fluid’ Concept, a design agency specialising in...
Sector / Industry:
  • Office and administration
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost
Good practice

French architectural firm designs sleek energy positive...

Marriage of design and environmental ambition! Strong energy management measures and renewable energy installations (PV and Canadian well)  Net-positive energy building, selling € 12 000 in surplus...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Office and administration
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 20-50% 1 - 5 Year(s)
Good practice

Ecocert in France creates its own energy positive building

Leading by example...​ Geothermal energy, PV solar panels, insulating materials Building produces 1.4 kWh energy per 1 kWh consumed Quantity of bio-sourced materials: 143 kg/m2 Ecocert, a French...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Office and administration
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 100%
Good practice

Efficiency measures at Think Fitness

Energy fitness check-up with a twist… Think Fit health club shaved 70 % off its energy bill More thought was put into materials choice (sustainability and health) Management wanted a win-win for the...
Good practice

Campaign to cut heating costs at a new factory in Germany

Better insulation gets the seal of approval 35 % reduction in energy consumption using new insulating materials The investment saves € 2 300 annually A new factory in Germany enlisted the support of...
Sector / Industry:
  • Construction
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 30-35% 11 Year(s)