EREK knowledge base 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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Sustainable and energy-efficient German bakery
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
Tags:
  • Energy
  • Energy efficiency
  • Heat recovery
  • Biomass
Ecodesign to extend the useful life of products
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • All manufacturing industries
  • Manufacturing of machinery and equipment
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
Tags:
  • Ecodesign
  • Circular economy
  • Ecodesign resource efficiency
  • Energy
Sawmill optimises timber drying
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Timber and woodworking
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 7 - 8 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Energy efficiency
  • Wood drying
  • Continuous kilns
  • Heat recovery
Oil-less compressors and compressed air as a service
Technology
Sector / Industry:
  • All manufacturing industries
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
  • 50%
Tags:
  • Compressed air
  • Oil-less compressor
Oxy-fuel heating and direct flame impingement furnaces increase efficiency and save fuel
Technology
Sector / Industry:
  • Metal and plastic processing
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
Tags:
  • 0xy-fuel heating
  • Fuel save
  • Heating
Energy overhaul in a printing facility
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • All manufacturing industries
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 2 - 3 Year(s)
Tags:
  • thermomodernization
  • energy overhaul
  • Energy Efficiency in buildings
Energy savings under the Italian sun with solar shading
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Construction
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
Tags:
  • Solar shading
  • Energy efficienct building
Low-impact and affordable housing in UK
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Construction
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
Tags:
  • Energy efficient building
  • Carbon negative building
Award-winning office building among the most sustainable in the world
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Construction
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
Tags:
  • Energy efficient building
  • Building envelope
Artificial intelligence improves the energy efficiency of buildings
Technology
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 1 - 3 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Monitoring
  • Energy Efficiency in buildings
Cutting back on food waste
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
  • 0.2 - 0.3 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Food waste
  • Recource Efficiency
  • Water efficiency
Water savings in a meat processing plant
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Low cost
  • 100%
  • 0 - 1 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Water efficiency
  • Process water
  • Food Production
  • Pressure regulation