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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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Water-saving WC pans and flushing devices for medium-...

A company with 100 employees can save about 300 m3 of fresh water per year by using water-saving WC pans (6 litre volume) and a two-volume flush cistern instead of WC pans with a flushing-water...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resources:
  • Water
Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost
Technology

Innovative packaging for frozen products

Packaging is usually developed simply to protect products during transportation, storage and display. However, in some circumstances, more complex packaging can be useful. A company looked at markets...
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost
Technology

Lobster Pod for shellfish transportation

The Lobster Pod is an innovative, patent pending live shellfish storage and transportation system. It has been scientifically proven to increase survival to over 99 % from an industry average of 85...
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
  • Hotel and restaurant
  • Wholesale and retail
Resources:
  • Materials
  • Water
Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost 20-80%
Technology

Online reuse platform, Globechain

Globechain is an online reuse platform in Europe, a so-called “free-cycle for corporates”. It allows companies and charities to claim unwanted items from the retail, commercial and construction...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Construction
  • Office and administration
  • Service sector
  • Wholesale and retail
Resources:
  • Materials
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 20-30%
Technology

Shower push-button timer

Push-button timers fit for shower time   A push-button timer is a relatively simple technology for restricting the water flow of a shower to a designated length of time. Water stops running when the...
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resources:
  • Water
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 0.4 - 0.6 Year(s)
Technology

Cistern displacement or dual flush

Cistern displacement or dual flush? Your choice Cistern displacement and dual flush are increasingly popular water-saving techniques. Authorities in many water-stressed places, for instance, are...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 30% 0.15 - 0.8 Year(s)
Technology

Low-flush toilet

Low-flush toilets let gravity do its job… Low-flush gravity toilets with optimised cistern and bowl designs use 4-6 litres of water per full flush. This system can help you save up to 6 litres of...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resources:
  • Water
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 1.08 - 6.5 Year(s)
Technology

Aerator/flow regulator for showerheads and taps

Try aerators to better regulate your shower and tap flow! Aerators (flow regulator) are simple vacuum valves with an air intake that can be easily installed between the tap and hose, or between the...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resources:
  • Water
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 50% 0.08 - 0.25 Year(s)
Technology

Low-flow water fixtures

Go with the (low) flow water fixture! Low-flow water fixtures are a range of easily implementable technologies that help you save water and money by allowing the user to control how much water is...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resources:
  • Water
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 1.9 - 3.75 Year(s)
Technology

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)

Implementing a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) hosts a desktop operating system through a centralised server. This means no need for individual PCs, as employees access the system and their...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resources:
  • Materials
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 30-50%
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Fleet management software

Fleet management software helps organisations (public and private) streamline operations relating to their fleet of vehicles, from vehicle acquisition through maintenance to disposal. The main...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Waste management and recycling
Resources:
  • Materials
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost 8-25% 0.08 - 0.5 Year(s)
Technology

Combined heat and power generation system

Combined heat and power (CHP) helps to reduce total fossil fuel consumption from on-site boilers and the power stations they import electricity from. As such, CHP systems help to cut energy bills and...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 2.8 Year(s)