The Effizienz-Agentur NRW is the centre of competence for resource efficiency of the North Rhine-Westphalian Ministry of the Environment. As an independent institution, it has established a wide consulting range for the improvement of resource efficiency over a 20 year period. Its range of services encompasses consultation on resource efficiency, financing activities and putting on events and training courses for companies in North Rhine-Westphalia. With resource efficiency consulting EFA provides advice to resource efficient business practices in the areas of production, product design, maintenance, cost accounting, CO2 balancing and the value chain. Furthermore we help companys to implement circular design and circular economy approaches in their business models.