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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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Improving office paper consumption in Swedish bank

Going digital for the environment Digitisation efforts aimed to reduce paper consumption 85 % less physical letters (paper) sent to customers Graphic paper consumption dropped by 76.4 % Skandinaviska...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Office and administration
Resources:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost
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Reducing office and technical waste streams in France

Turning over a page in resource saving Waste monitoring table reveals areas for improvement Measures reduce paper use by 16 % in the office Increased reusable (dust) filter use by 27 % Hervé Themique...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Office and administration
Resources:
  • Materials
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 16-20% 0.5 - 1 Year(s)
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'Green IT-in-a-Box' centralised system saves costs

Thinking outside, and inside, the box Superfast and green IT solution saves family business money  50 % energy savings cut operating costs by around € 2 181 Discounted Office Supplies (DOS) is a...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Office and administration
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 50% 0.08 - 2 Year(s)
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Hygiene measures lead to water-savings in Munich hospital

Cleaner and greener plumbing ~600 m3 saved water per year Annual cost savings of € 2 400 The Municipal Hospital in Munich, Germany replaced ten conventional taps in the canteen/kitchen area with ...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resources:
  • Water
Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost 25% 1.25 Year(s)
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Efficient water consumption by raising...

The art of water saving Awareness-raising and practical measures save water on campus Reduced annual water consumption by 1 183 m3 and cost savings of around € 2 660 London Metropolitan University is...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resources:
  • Water
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 1 - 2 Year(s)
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Staff training on EU Ecolabel at Capgemini in France

Proud to be labelled Eco-awareness leads to savings in electricity, water, gas 1 million kWh of electicity and 2.3 million kWh of gas saved in 8 years Paper and plastics use all significantly reduced...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 0.5 - 1 Year(s)
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Family-run hotel bans plastic bottles and guests are all for...

In Bruges ...  Reduced plastics use 20 % less waste over five-year period Hotel Fevery is a small family-run hotel located in the medieval city of Bruges which became the first fully Belgian hotel to...
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resources:
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost
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Systematic training is part of Hettich's...

Thinking green from day one Environmental awareness-training decreases energy consumption by 80 kWh per tonne of output Training covers a range of subjects including energy management, waste...
Sector / Industry:
  • Timber and woodworking
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost 10-15% 1 Year(s)
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Energy savings at a dairy farm

Smarter farming saves power Audit reveals changes in equipment and practices to save energy Device for varying milking speed reduces electricity use by 20 % Heat recovery and improvements to milk...
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost 25-35% 4.5 - 5 Year(s)
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Packaging made from biopolymers

Biopolymer, the 'whey' forward Innovative EU project develops whey protein-based polymer  New 'green' product performs as well as traditional plastics but can be easily recycled  An EU-funded...
Sector / Industry:
  • All manufacturing industries
  • Wholesale and retail
Resources:
  • Materials
  • Waste
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Production of recycled paper products

Greening the paper trail  A company providing paper, visual communication and packaging decided to improve its CSR strategy It developed an eco-analysis tool to communicate the benefits of recycled...
Sector / Industry:
  • Waste management and recycling
Resources:
  • Materials
  • Waste
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Cradle-to-cradle, a commitment to environmental design...

Rock the cradle Specialist firm goes all the way in cradle-to-cradle thinking, design philosophy and manfacture for lab installations Develops range of lab furniture that meets C2C Product Standard...
Sector / Industry:
  • Other
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon