Resource Efficient Industrial Parks

The efficient use of resources such as water, energy, waste as well as land can help cut costs for companies and at the same time ease the burden on the environment. Economical and environmentally relevant aspects enter a fruitful symbiosis. Nevertheless, the path towards a resource-efficient economy is long and not a sure-fire success for the local stakeholders.


For this reason the pilot project “Resource Efficient Industrial Parks”, which was initiated by the BMR – Business Metropole Ruhr GmbH – and co-financed by the ERDF funds, has set itself the target to advise companies in a practice-oriented manner in ten selected industrial parks in the Ruhr area. In the long-term, companies are supposed to organise more innovative and resource-friendly production processes. This will help to render companies more sustainable, future-oriented and competitive.

On behalf of the BMR, EPC, in cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute UMSICHT and the Gertec engineering office, carries out the consultations, process analyses and planning of measures – all in close coordination with the local companies and hand in hand with regional business development. The project is accompanied by other partners such as the Emschergenossenschaft and the Energy Efficiency Agency NRW.

During the term of the project, regional managers serve and support the companies and carry out a series of events and workshops in the industrial parks. In the course of the process, measures are developed with the companies on basis of the process analyses, which benefit both the individual companies as well as the industrial parks as a whole.

Project duration

September 2017 – August 2019


Dr. Ulrich Eimer

Contracting Authority

Business Metropole Ruhr GmbH (BMR)


Associated PARTNER; amongst others:


Business Metropole Ruhr GmbH – Ressourcen­effiziente Gewerbegebiete


Resource efficiency

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