EREK knowledge base 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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Sustainable and energy-efficient German bakery
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resource category:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
Tags:
  • Energy
  • Energy efficiency
  • Heat recovery
  • Biomass
A second life for rice waste
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resource category:
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
Tags:
  • Food waste
  • Industrial symbiosis
  • Waste recycling
Reusing coffee grounds to produce vegetables and compost
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resource category:
  • Waste
Tags:
  • Food waste
  • Circular economy
  • Industrial symbiosis
  • Social entreprise
Sawmill optimises timber drying
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Timber and woodworking
Resource category:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 7 - 8 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Energy efficiency
  • Wood drying
  • Continuous kilns
  • Heat recovery
Fish manufacturer's no-waste approach
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resource category:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
Tags:
  • innovative packaging
  • Food waste
  • Food industry
Energy overhaul in a printing facility
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • All manufacturing industries
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 2 - 3 Year(s)
Tags:
  • thermomodernization
  • energy overhaul
  • Energy Efficiency in buildings
Finnish grocery store's quick rewards from a plastic compressor investment
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Wholesale and retail
Resource category:
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
  • 0 - 0.5 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Plastic recycling
  • Waste recycling
  • Recycling rate
Energy savings under the Italian sun with solar shading
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Construction
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
Tags:
  • Solar shading
  • Energy efficienct building
First low-cost energy positive house in Wales
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Construction
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
Tags:
  • Energy efficient building
  • Positive energy house
  • Carbon negative building
Low-impact and affordable housing in UK
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Construction
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
Tags:
  • Energy efficient building
  • Carbon negative building
Award-winning office building among the most sustainable in the world
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Construction
Resource category:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
Tags:
  • Energy efficient building
  • Building envelope
Rainwater harvesting in office building
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Construction
Resource category:
  • Water
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
Tags:
  • Rainwater harvesting
  • Rain and greywater
  • Water efficiency
  • Water management