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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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Matching EU criteria for tourism services delivers good...

A solid investment all round Hotel invests € 660 in energy management optimisation and an environmental management system and saves € 3 500 a year Efforts are also aimed at meeting EU energy...
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost 0.5 - 1 Year(s)
Good practice

Focusing on hotel energy bills

How cool pool controls can save money... Medium-sized hotel saves € 1 500 a year using pool sensor controls Other energy saving measures helped save a further € 5 000  Triada Hotel lies in the heart...
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 1 - 1.5 Year(s)
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Black Sea hotel heats water with energy from solar panels

Sun, sea and energy... Renerwable energy measures and better human resource management led to € 3 500 in savings each year Measures are all part of the hotel's integrated environmental policy Duni...
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 8 Year(s)
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Finnish municipality improved energy efficiency...

Looking at the longer-term impact Finnish municipality engaged in an ESCO project to improve the energy efficiency of buildings Oil heating was replaced with pellets and heat recovery was installed...
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 4.5 - 6.5 Year(s)
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Croatian hospital renovated following ESCO model

Service model, an incentive to succeed A service agreement was made to improve the energy efficiency of a hospital from the 1960s Contractor carried out renovations and now monitors energy usage and...
Sector / Industry:
  • Construction
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 14 Year(s)
Good practice

Savings with thermo-modernisation of nursery

Better comfort and safety for the little ones Local government modernised thermal properties of a nursery Actions included new insulation and heating, and solar panels to increase renewable energy...
Sector / Industry:
  • Construction
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost
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'Passive house' hospital in Frankfurt

Healthy approach to energy... World's first passive energy hospital Significant savings in operating costs are expected Klinikum Frankfurt Hoechst is building the world’s first hospital to meet the...
Sector / Industry:
  • Construction
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 15 Year(s)
Good practice

Savings above expectations with X-ray scanning

An impeccable outcome! A small Finnish sawmill invests in X-ray scanning technology to improve log sorting and ensure end-product quality The system has worked impeccably and raw material savings...
Sector / Industry:
  • Timber and woodworking
Resources:
  • Materials
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost
Good practice

Meat and food company saves through continuous improvement

Thinking holistic... Production development programme is key to continuous improvement in meat/food company It factors in production, materials and sustainability in a holistic approach Finnish meat...
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost
Good practice

Re-designed minced meat packaging brings savings

Clever packing, bigger savings Finnish meat processor innovates to save money and cut waste in packaging Easy-to-open vaccuum packs improves quality while saving on materials In 1992, the meat and...
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resources:
  • Materials
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost
Good practice

Significant savings through closed water cycles

Better by half... With water becoming scarce, company looks for new water-saving solutions Closed cycle solution for cooling-heating keeps the water in the system Nammo is an international aerospace...
Sector / Industry:
  • All manufacturing industries
Resources:
  • Water
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost
Good practice

Manufacturing oil-absorbent rugs from used textiles

Textile company's textbook circular economy case Textile company looks for ways to cut waste and develop new products A solid test case for circular economic thinking, diverting waste from landfill...
Sector / Industry:
  • Textile and clothing
Resources:
  • Materials