What is resource efficiency?
Continued worldwide population growth is resulting in a global increase in demand for products and associated resources. Currently, our society consumes more resources than the earth can provide and renew. Improved efficiency can counteract the increasing consumption of raw materials.
By using a broad range of methods and approaches to achieve material & energy efficiency, potential savings can quickly be identified and successfully realized.
Resource efficiency stands for the relationship between natural raw materials or technical-economic materials and the benefits gained from their use, whether in production or consumption. The aim is to maximise the benefits of products or services while minimising consumption and waste. The less energy and material required to produce a product the better.
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Do you have questions about the resource efficiency of your products?
Or are you pursuing the goal of a more optimized use of energy and raw materials?
Then you are very welcome to contact us. We look forward to talking to you about the creation of a sustainable economy.
Goals & fields:
- Energy efficiency: Reducing energy consumption
- Material efficiency: Avoidance of material waste and losses and reduction of the use of operating and auxiliary materials
- Cost efficiency: Cost savings through less energy and material use
- Reduction of negative environmental impacts: Achieving CO2 savings by sparing resources
You can also find further exciting insights into the topic of resource efficiency in our ► Case Studies
More than energy savings:
For many manufacturing companies, energy efficiency is often the entry point into the topic, because with good energy management, savings can often be achieved quickly with simple measures. But what if the so-called "low hanging fruits" have been worked off?
Then it is worth taking a look at material efficiency. This is often where further efficiency potential is hidden. Material losses are particularly inefficient if the material has already been on a long journey along the value chain - because the CO2 rucksack that the material brings with it is correspondingly large. These so-called "hidden costs" can be uncovered by a precise analysis of the material flows, e.g. with the help of ► Material Flow Cost Accounting.