100 Pioneers in Efficient Resource Management

Best practice cases from producing companies

Authors: Schmidt, M., Spieth, H., Haubach, C., Kühne, C.

Editors: Schmidt, Mario (Ed.)

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    • Possible ways to save energy and materials
    • Resource efficiency demonstrated by examples of manufacturing companies
    • Illustrative, illustrated in colour, hands-on experience
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About this book

The book presents about 100 current examples of how energy and materials can be saved in manufacturing companies. They serve to show which measures can be used in modern companies to exploit the potential for resource efficiency. The book is aimed at practitioners in companies and consulting firms, but is also suitable for the university sector as a practical introduction to the topic of resource efficiency. The materials used account for almost 43 percent of the costs of an average industrial company in Germany. Personnel costs, on the other hand, are only 22 percent, while energy costs are as low as 2 percent. If a company wants to save costs, above all it must consider the use of materials and produce in a resource-efficient manner. This simultaneously relieves the environment and reduces dependence on scarce raw materials. The implementation of resource efficiency is not easy. There are indeed numerous starting points in production, often in process innovations or in product development. However, only a few companies publish their measures and savings potentials. In practice, this means that there are often no learning examples in practice, but some of them are explicitly listed in this work. As you can see, resource efficiency in production and products can also be seen as a success factor for many companies. In the project 100 Pioneers in Efficient Resource Management, committed companies from
Baden-Wuerttemberg are showing their solutions. The project was carried out by a competent team from the Pforzheim University and the State Agency for Environmental Technology. Leading trade associations in Baden-Württemberg have supported it.


About the authors

Prof. Dr. Mario Schmidt und Dr. Christian Haubach, beide Institut für Industrial Ecology (INEC), Hochschule Pforzheim; Dr. Hannes Spieth und Dr. Joa Bauer, beide Technologie- und Innovationszentrum Umwelttechnik und Ressourceneffizienz Baden-Württemberg GmbH, Böblingen

Table of contents (47 chapters)

  • Resource efficiency in industrial society

    Schmidt, Mario (et al.)

    Pages 2-25

  • Approaches to operational resource efficiency

    Schmidt, Mario (et al.)

    Pages 26-37

  • Methods and Instruments

    Schmidt, Mario (et al.)

    Pages 38-44

  • The Environmental Technology Roadmap and how it relates to resource efficiency

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    Pages 45-57

  • Lean production and resource efficiency

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    Pages 58-64

Buy this book

eBook $129.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-662-56745-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.99
price for USA in USD
  • Unpublished eBooks cannot be pre-ordered in advance.
  • Due: January 25, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-662-56744-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
100 Pioneers in Efficient Resource Management
Book Subtitle
Best practice cases from producing companies
Authors
Editors
  • Mario Schmidt
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Spektrum
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-56745-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-56745-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-662-56744-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 530
Number of Illustrations
600 illustrations in colour
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