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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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Ice pigging in dairies

What's in a name? Dairies explored benefits of employing ice pigging in their production cycles Results showed substantial cost and environmental savings Yeo Valley Farms and BV Dairy in the UK...
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resources:
  • Materials
  • Water
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 2.2 Year(s)
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Holiday cottage provider cuts annual energy with...

Biomass boilers mean cosy cottages year-round Green tourism business discovers the benefits of biomass boilers to heat its highland cottage rentals These boilers could generate savings of € 27 000...
Sector / Industry:
  • Other
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 4.6 Year(s)
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Early engagement at design stage generates material savings

Get the specs right from the outset... and save! Assumptions about materials and processes can lead to over-specification and end up costing more Matching real requirements to specifications can save...
Sector / Industry:
  • Construction
Resources:
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 0 Year(s)
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Lighting upgrade in bottling factory saves money

Light at the end of the... warehouse! Bottling warehouse addresses its lighting problem with the help of expert advice New LED lamps offer better light at a lower cost and need replacing less often,...
Sector / Industry:
  • All manufacturing industries
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 2.5 Year(s)
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Sports club wins energy battle

Trimming down for the... winter Priority for a Scottish sports club was to upgrade its ageing heating and insulation With the budget available, experts advised against low-hanging fruit like new...
Sector / Industry:
  • Other
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 4.9 Year(s)
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Better building information modelling for material savings

More bam from your BIM! Building company introduces and extends its use of BIM to streamline processes and save Expected material cost savings of up to 15 % through integrated information control ...
Sector / Industry:
  • Construction
Resources:
  • Materials
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 0.2 Year(s)
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Brewery cuts beer waste on Scottish island

Swannay racks up savings on new equipment Small brewery followed expert advice to save 5 680 litres of beer during casking New equipment saves almost € 11 400 a year  Swannay Brewery on the Orkneys...
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resources:
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 1 - 2 Year(s)
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Scottish farm develops diverse energy mix

The sun... perfect for energy and ice-cream sales Sustainable farm in the UK combines, wind, sun and biomass power plants Combined, these renewable sources meet 70 % of the farm's energy needs Mackie...
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost
Good practice

Clean fuel from animal- and plant-based fats, oils and greases

Clever, scalable waste-to-energy solution Modular, scalable technology for converting waste fat and grease into biofuel Clean biodiesel from 100 % waste that produces no emissions and radically lower...
Sector / Industry:
  • Chemical and process engineering
  • Waste management and recycling
Resources:
  • Waste
Good practice

Energy awareness theme week helps tech-services...

Involve everyone and see the results! Metso implemented an organisation-wide energy saving theme week to engage everyone in boosting energy efficiency in daily work The campaign activated employees...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost
Good practice

Sodium-vapour lamps replaced with LEDs and smart lighting...

Motion-guided light hits the spot! A lighting refit in a logistics centre in Finland saves on energy and helps the environment 75 % saving on light costs recorded with a payback on investment of ...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 6 Year(s)
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Daylight atmosphere for an industrial hall

Brighter, safer working environment A major lighting overhaul to efficient LEDs delivers results Leading to more comfortable, safe and energy efficient lighting in the production facilities  Hartwall...
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 2.4 Year(s)