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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 efficient lighting - T8s

Case for T8s Direct lamp replacement with energy efficient T8 fluorescents, which offer up to 22 % energy savings compared to standard 32 W T8 lamps. Making lighting energy efficient can help a...
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  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 0.9 Year(s)
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Energy efficient lighting - LED luminaires

Case for LED luminaires Fitting and lamp replacement with 19 W LED luminaires. LEDs have a very long life (typically 50 000 hours) which calls for less maintenance and replacement costs. Making...
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Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 7 Year(s)
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Energy efficient lighting - LED panels

Case for LED panels Fitting and lamp replacement with LED panel. LED panels have the advantage, over fluorescent lighting, to have a very long life and to eliminate hazardous waste from the lighting...
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Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost 31 Year(s)
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Energy efficient lighting - T8 luminaires

Case for T8 luminaires Ballast and lamp replacement with T8 luminaires. The advantages of T8 luminaires include reduced maintenance costs (by extending the revamping cycle) and better environmental...
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Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 2 Year(s)
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Energy efficient lighting - T5 lamps

Case for T5 lamps Fitting and lamp replacement with 14 W T5s. These lamps are ideal for high-bay or commercial troffer applications. They benefit from long life, maintenance is hassle-free, and they...
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Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost 4.7 - 15 Year(s)
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Energy efficient lighting - LED

The case for LEDs Direct lamp replacement by 9 W light emitting diodes, or LEDs, which are energy efficient, ecologically friendly, low-voltage, and have a long life, higher application efficiency,...
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Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 1.7 Year(s)
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Energy efficient lighting - Condensed fluorescent lamps

Efficient lighting… the case for condensed fluorescents It may seem obvious, but sometimes the simplest solutions can make a big different in the short-term. Replacing lamps usually takes no special...
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Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 1 Year(s)
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Water-saving valves for a medium sized enterprise

Water-saving valves, a simple efficiency measure for SMEs too Regular hand-washing is hygienic, and stops the spread of viruses and bacteria. But all that washing can use a lot of water. Installing...
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  • Water
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost 20-30% 0.1 - 0.3 Year(s)
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Energy efficient hand dryers

High-speed, energy-efficient hand dryers have become an industry standard today, thanks in large part to better technologies and improved performance. Modern dryers boast 10-15-second dry times and...
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  • Materials
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Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost 90% 0.5 - 2.5 Year(s)
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Double-glazed window for better insulation of buildings

Is double-glazing for you? Absolutely Having double-glazed windows installed is one of the best-known and effective ways to reduce energy bills in countries with colder winters. This technology can...
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Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost 5-25% 4.3 - 7.8 Year(s)