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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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Energy analysis identifies big savings in industrial SME...

The SME top five Analysis identifies where savings can be gained in an SME Five actions including better use of automation and simple lighting changes were proposed Finnish engineering SME Kaso...
Sector / Industry:
  • All manufacturing industries
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 0 - 2.5 Year(s)
Good practice

Energy efficient spa in Alps runs on green technology

Secrets from the ground... Hotel Spa is heated by two inverter-driven ground-source heat pumps of around 10 °C with demand on average of 100 kW Cooling (air-conditioning) is provided by passive...
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Water
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost
Good practice

Energy saving to become a modern conference centre

Transformation of another kind... 80 % of the hot water demand is produced by a 40m2 solar collector system Natural wall-cooling system using water from nearby well Annual energy savings are around...
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 3 - 7 Year(s)
Good practice

Energy refurbishment of a rural style hotel

Guesthouse gets an energy makeover Traditional guesthouse refurbished to the state of the art in terms of energy efficiency The whole refurbishment process was performed with natural renewable...
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost
Good practice

Resort cuts energy use by a third

Green energy award-winner Resort implemented energy efficiency measures such as solar thermal systems, A/C units with inverters and new boilers Achieved annual cost savings are up to € 33 000 The ‘...
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost
Good practice

Water retrofitting programme in a hotel

Savings all round... water, money and environment Retrofitting for lower water use brings significant savings Good environmental, economic and social impacts Challenges how to incorporate new...
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resources:
  • Water
Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost 1.25 Year(s)
Good practice

Energy and water excellence in BREEAM certified hotel

Big investment in green solutions pays off First Czech hotel to use 100 % renewable sources for the HVAC system, cooking, washing, etc. Hotel records first water recycling system in the Czech...
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Water
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost
Good practice

Improved recycling process through employee training

A culture of sustainable thinking Training programme encourages staff to think in a more sustainable way Housekeepers learn about correct ways for waste segregation Low-cost measure which can bring...
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resources:
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost
Good practice

Renewables and organic food lead Danish hotel...

Nature, gastronomy and hospitality in harmony Hotel offers 30-60 % organic food and beverages Focus on purchasing local resources and decreasing their portions to reduce food waste 15 % of total...
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost
Good practice

The world's first city hotel with zero energy balance

Pioneering eco-hotel in Austria 130 m2 of solar panels supply electricity and energy to power the hotel and heat the facility’s water Rhe well in the garden supplies hotel toilets with water...
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Water
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost
Good practice

Building with recycled concrete

Gold star for S&T centre Science hub rebuilds with recycled concrete Earns a 'gold certificate' for the sustainable efforts  Heilbronn, a city in Germany, opened in 2015 a science and technology...
Sector / Industry:
  • Construction
Resources:
  • Materials
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 0 Year(s)
Good practice

Painting with foils

Colourful solutions German painting and coating specialist explores new techniques to boost quality Less faults translates into material and energy savings  The German paint and colour company Karl...
Sector / Industry:
  • Manufacturing of machinery and equipment
  • Metal and plastic processing
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost