D2 Energy Efficiency Audits and Grants

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The D2EE project is the winner of the East Midlands Energy Efficiency Awards 2018 and 2019.

Support was available for this project until October 2019.‌

The D2EE team is now working on the DE-Carbonise project offering grants and support to small and medium-sized businesses to reduce carbon emissions.

Reduce costs by cutting energy use 

Is your business a small to medium-sized enterprise (SME), based in Derby or Derbyshire ?

Free energy surveys

Surveys and technical support is available for eligible businesses in Derby and DerbyshireA Project Officer will visit your business and carry out a basic energy audit to identify measures to improve energy efficiency at your premises. This could include more efficient lighting, insulation, heating/cooling systems, compressors, motors, process equipment or renewable energy.

Grants for energy efficiency

Grant funding for D2EE has now closed. Funding for reducing business carbon emissions will be available for the new DE-Carbonise project from November 2019.

Support to reduce carbon footprint

Additional support to help businesses to reduce their carbon footprint may be available. For example, further advice on carbon reductions associated with specific equipment, use of raw materials, waste, recycling, fleet / business travel and staff behaviour change.

How do I apply?

Complete the expression of interest above and one of our team will be in touch. Some business areas such as education and welfare may not be eligible - please check here for further details.

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Other support

Support to help businesses access the low carbon supply chain is available from the University of Derby Business School 

Research and development technical support consultancy is provided by the Institute for Innovation in Sustainable Engineering.

Energy monitoring support is available for smaller companies in the retail and hospitality sector through the Carbon Trust and Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). For further information, please see our information sheet.

A free online course that helps SMEs to map the environmental value their business creates is available from UDOL online course.

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The D2 Energy Efficiency Project is a partnership between the University of Derby, Derby City Council and Derbyshire County Council and is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.


Contact details

Post address:
Derby City Council
The Council House
Corporation Street
Phone: 01332 642029
Minicom: 01332 640666

Derby City Council
Council House
Corporation Street