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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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Restructuring work to keep a slaughterhouse afloat

When design, business, engineering and the environment all come together A tenancy change presents an opportunity to retrofit a slaughterhouse, making it more efficient and safer Measures generate...
Good practice

Closed-circuit pump cuts water consumption

New tech makes water-saving splash Audit reveals where soft drink-maker was loosing pressure and wasting water Investment in € 10 000 closed-circuit pump slashes water consumption by 95 %   SNEMBG...
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resources:
  • Water
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 1.5 - 1.6 Year(s)
Measure

Maintenance of pumps

Maintaining your pumps is not just important for increasing their lifetime and effectiveness, which reduces costs, but also to avoid unexpected breakdowns that can slow or stop production. In most...
Sector / Industry:
  • All manufacturing industries
Resources:
  • Energy
Measure

Maintenance measures on refrigeration plants

Refrigeration is a process of mechanically cooling or reducing the temperature of a space, product or process. In some industries, such as chemical producers or the food and drink sector,...
Sector / Industry:
  • All manufacturing industries
  • Chemical and process engineering
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost 1 Year(s)
Good practice

Energy optimisation using a heat exchanger in a German brewery

An energy-saving brew A brewery renewed its plant technology and implemented energy-efficiency measures The investment of € 1.8 million led to a yearly cost reduction of € 238 526 C. & A. Veltins...
Sector / Industry:
  • Chemical and process engineering
  • Food processing
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 8 Year(s)
Good practice

Hamburg pastry shop saves energy and boosts its bio-image

Organic coffee, sustainable thinking... a bio-bonus Pastry shop pursues a 'sustainable approach' on all levels: products, processes, principles It introduced several energy-efficiency measures Yearly...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 3 Year(s)
Good practice

Heat extraction in summer leads to year-round energy savings

Cool response to a heated situation Channelling heat out of the printing plant saves air-conditioning costs Substantial energy savings (9 MWh) 2.9 tonnes less CO2 emissions, saving around € 2 040 a...
Sector / Industry:
  • Office and administration
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost 0.5 Year(s)
Good practice

French camping and holiday village boosts its energy...

Energy-saving savvy  Optimising heat pump yields small but important results Saves € 1 000 in energy costs per year 11 000 kWh energy savings, equivalent to 0.9 tonnes CO2 emissions annually Camping...
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
  • Other
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 0.5 Year(s)
Good practice

Efficient pump system saves power at French printing house

Out with the old and in with the new Printer replaces pump system to cut electricity use Saves 85 000 kWh and € 9 300 per year Lowers utility bills while helping to keep the environment clean Envel’...
Sector / Industry:
  • Other
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 55% 1 Year(s)
Good practice

French primary school opts for geothermal heating

Reversable system for all seasons Installed annual capacity of 130 kW produces 70 MWh of renewable energy Total energy cost savings of around 10 % Reduced annual CO2 emission of 24 tonnes Chemaudin...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 1 - 5 Year(s)
Measure

Heat recovery

Heat recovery can help to reduce overall energy consumption on-site while reducing total running costs in the bargain. Recovered heat can help you reduce energy consumption or provide useful heat for...
Technology

Air source heat pumps

Air source heat pumps… an absorbing proposition Air source heat pumps absorb heat from the outside air. This heat can subsequently be used to warm radiators, air convectors and water, or in other...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 5.1 Year(s)