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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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Water-saving WC pans and flushing devices for medium-...

A company with 100 employees can save about 300 m3 of fresh water per year by using water-saving WC pans (6 litre volume) and a two-volume flush cistern instead of WC pans with a flushing-water...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resources:
  • Water
Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost
Good practice

Smart hand dryers

Handy technology New hand dryers mean energy and cost savings while providing useful information A library expects to save € 22 640 on washroom facilities The British Library had an annual spend on...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Hotel and restaurant
  • Office and administration
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost 0.5 Year(s)
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Monitoring water consumption in office buildings

Why monitor your water consumption? Saving water and associated costs begins with an accurate assessment of current consumption. Knowing how much water you use, as well as when and why you are using...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Office and administration
Resources:
  • Water
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 5-40 % 0 - 1 Year(s)
Technology

Shower push-button timer

Push-button timers fit for shower time   A push-button timer is a relatively simple technology for restricting the water flow of a shower to a designated length of time. Water stops running when the...
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resources:
  • Water
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 0.4 - 0.6 Year(s)
Technology

Cistern displacement or dual flush

Cistern displacement or dual flush? Your choice Cistern displacement and dual flush are increasingly popular water-saving techniques. Authorities in many water-stressed places, for instance, are...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 30% 0.15 - 0.8 Year(s)
Technology

Low-flush toilet

Low-flush toilets let gravity do its job… Low-flush gravity toilets with optimised cistern and bowl designs use 4-6 litres of water per full flush. This system can help you save up to 6 litres of...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resources:
  • Water
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 1.08 - 6.5 Year(s)
Technology

Aerator/flow regulator for showerheads and taps

Try aerators to better regulate your shower and tap flow! Aerators (flow regulator) are simple vacuum valves with an air intake that can be easily installed between the tap and hose, or between the...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resources:
  • Water
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 50% 0.08 - 0.25 Year(s)
Technology

Low-flow water fixtures

Go with the (low) flow water fixture! Low-flow water fixtures are a range of easily implementable technologies that help you save water and money by allowing the user to control how much water is...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resources:
  • Water
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 1.9 - 3.75 Year(s)
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

Rainwater usage at city hotel in Birmingham

When a downpour saves money Rainwater harvesting helps city hotel cut fresh water use by around 780 m3 a year Total fresh water consumption on-site reduced by up to 10 % Hotel Ibis Budget Birmingham...
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resources:
  • Water
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 5-10% 6 - 8 Year(s)
Good practice

Energy and resource efficiency at Turnberry

Energy turnaround for Turnberry Resort Famous luxury golf resort commits to far-reaching energy saving measures Target by 2020: cut energy by 30 %, water use by 20 %, and significant waste reductions...
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost 18-20% 1 - 2 Year(s)
Good practice

Maltese bank harvests rain water

Saving for a rainy day 14 % of APS’ water needs are met by recycled water 36 % is provided through rain-water harvesting  APS Bank Malta offers typical financial solutions including deposits, home...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resources:
  • Water
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 30-40% 3 - 5 Year(s)